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Laura Nyro - 100% match to Joni Mitchell

Genres: Pop / Rock Folk
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Laura Nigro, 18 October 1947, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, d. 8 April 1997, Danbury, Connecticut, USA. The daughter of an accomplished jazz trumpeter, Nyro was introduced to music at an early age, reputedly completing her first composition when she was only eight years old. Her main influences ranged from Bob Dylan to John Coltrane, but the artist’s 1966 deb Read more

Carole King - 84% match to Joni Mitchell

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Drama Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Music Videos & Concerts
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Carole Klein, 9 February 1942, Brooklyn, New York, USA. A proficient pianist from the age of four, King was a prolific songwriter by her early teens. When friend and neighbour Neil Sedaka embarked on his recording career, she followed him into the New York milieu, recording demos, singing back-up and even helping arrange occasional sessions. As a student at Queen’s Coll Read more

Kate Bush - 78% match to Joni Mitchell

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Spoken Word
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Catherine Bush, 30 July 1958, Bexleyheath, Kent, England. While still at school, the precocious Bush was discovered by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, who was so impressed by the imaginative quality of her songwriting that he financed some demo recordings. EMI Records were equally taken with the product and in an unusual act of faith decided not to record her immediately. I Read more

Fiona Apple - 65% match to Joni Mitchell

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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Fiona Apple Murphy Maggart, 13 September 1977, New York City, New York, USA. Growing up in a dysfunctional New York family, Fiona Apple soon discovered the impetus to articulate frustrations that would eventually result in widespread comparisons to Alanis Morissette for her 1996 debut, Tidal. As a child she was introduced to the Beatles by her stepfather, while her mother ed Read more

Judee Sill - 63% match to Joni Mitchell

Genres: Pop / Rock Folk
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October 1944, Studio City, California, USA, d. 23 November 1979, Hollywood, California, USA. This Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter led a wild life as a teenager and in her early 20s, spending time in both reform school and jail in the mid-60s and developing a nasty drug habit that was to haunt her for the rest of her life. In the late 60s she attracted attention for her w Read more

Judy Collins - 61% match to Joni Mitchell

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Folk Holiday & Seasonal Children's Music Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family R&B / Soul Vocals
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Judith Marjorie Collins, 1 May 1939, Seattle, Washington, USA. One of the leading female singers to emerge from America’s folk revival in the early 60s, Judy Collins was originally trained as a classical pianist. Having discovered traditional music while a teenager, she began singing in the clubs of Central City and Denver, before embarking on a full-time career with en Read more

Laura Marling - 61% match to Joni Mitchell

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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1 February 1990, Eversley, Hampshire, England. This singer-songwriter and guitarist was still studying for her A-levels when she released her debut single at the start of 2007, and had completed her debut album by the end of the year. Raised in a musical household, Marling was playing guitar and writing songs from an early age at the prompting of her folk music loving father Read more

Joanna Newsom - 58% match to Joni Mitchell

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Drama Folk
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1982, Nevada City, California, USA. One of the more original performers to emerge from the independent music scene in the early years of the twenty-first century, Newsom launched a solo career while concurrently working with the bands Nervous Cop and the Pleased. Read more

Nico - 58% match to Joni Mitchell

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Documentaries
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Rickie Lee Jones - 56% match to Joni Mitchell

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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8 November 1954, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Jones emerged from a thriving Los Angeles bohemian sub-culture in 1979 with a buoyant debut album, peppered with images of streetwise characters and indebted, lyrically, to beat and jazz styles. The set included the Chuck E. Weiss tribute ‘Chuck E.’s In Love’, a US Top 5 single, and ‘Easy Money’, a song previo Read more

Joan Baez - 55% match to Joni Mitchell

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks Folk Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal
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Joan Chandos Baez, 9 January 1941, Staten Island, New York, USA. The often-used cliché - the queen of folk to Bob Dylan’s king - her sweeping soprano is one of the most distinctive voices in popular music. An impressive appearance at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival followed the singer’s early performances throughout the Boston/New England club scene and estab Read more

Carly Simon - 54% match to Joni Mitchell

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Documentaries Television Vocals Soundtracks Easy Listening Music & Radio
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25 June 1945, New York City, New York, USA. Simon became one of the most popular singer-songwriters of the 70s. In the early 60s she played Greenwich Village clubs with her sister Lucy. As the Simon Sisters they had one minor hit with ‘Winkin’ Blinkin’ And Nod’ (Kapp Records 1964) and recorded two albums of soft folk and children’s’ material. Af Read more

Nick Drake - 52% match to Joni Mitchell

Genres: Pop / Rock Folk Soundtracks Drama Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Nicholas Rodney Drake, 19 June 1948, Rangoon, Burma, d. 25 November 1974, Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire, England. Born in Burma into an upper middle-class background, Drake was raised in Tanworth-in-Arden, near Birmingham. Recordings made at his parents’ home in 1967 revealed a blossoming talent, indebted to Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, yet clearly a songwriter in h Read more

Tori Amos - 52% match to Joni Mitchell

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Documentaries
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Myra Ellen Amos, 22 August 1963, Newton, North Carolina, USA. Singer-songwriter Amos was compared early in her career to everyone from Kate Bush to Joni Mitchell. She began playing the piano aged two-and-a-half, and was enrolled in Baltimore’s elite Peabody Institute as a five-year-old prodigy. Legend has it that she was formally ejected for ‘playing by ear’ t Read more

Angel Olsen - 47% match to Joni Mitchell

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Folk
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