Joni Mitchell at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival
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Billie Jean King
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"To enjoy my music, you need depth and emotionality." - Joni Mitchell
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Yes! It was a very long time ago though, so we only have her bio available now.
But, his would be a great time to dig it out of the archives! Thanks for your interest!