Mitchell, Joni

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Mitchell, Joni Gender: F
Roberta Joan Anderson
born on 7 November 1943 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Fort Macleod, Alberta, 49n43, 113w25
Timezone MWT h6w (is war time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: McKay-Clements
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 14°53' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 24°36 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 19°51'

Joni Mitchell
photo: Capannelle, license cc-by-2.0


Canadian-American folk singer who was inducted into Canada's Juno Hall of Fame on 2/05/1981. She originally taught herself ukulele at age 13 and soon began singing and playing at local coffee houses. She wrote her first song, a blues number, on the way to perform at the Mariposa folk Festival in Ontario in 1964. Connecting with a manager in 1967, Mitchell moved to Los Angeles to cut her first album and, over the next decade, became a polished pro with live concerts, tours, records, clubs and TV; by 1977 she had seven gold albums.

As a young performer in Toronto, she fell in love with a fellow student, Brad McMath, and got pregnant. It was unthinkable and scandalous to have become pregnant at that time, and because she was dirt-poor, she gave the baby up when it was born on 2/19/1965 (some accounts give 1966). She married fellow folk singer Chuck Mitchell in June 1965 and they moved to Detroit prior to the marriage breaking up. Some years later, on 11/21/1982, she married her bassist, Larry Klein, in Malibu, CA.

Mitchell never had another child and began searching for the baby she had given up. Her daughter, Kilauren Gibb, was also looking for her birth mother and eventually they found each other. They first met by phone, then in person on 3/13/1997, Bel Air, CA.

In the '90s, her painting has taken priority as her main interest, and she has exhibited at the Broadgate Centre in London.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Crosby, David (born 14 August 1941). Notes: Crosby produced Mitchell's first album
  • associate relationship with King, Carole (born 9 February 1942). Notes: collaborators
  • associate relationship with Mingus, Charles (born 22 April 1922). Notes: One-time musical collaborators
  • associate relationship with Shank, Bud (born 27 May 1926)
  • lover relationship with Nash, Graham (born 2 February 1942). Notes: Former live-in lovers
  • lover relationship with Taylor, James (born 12 March 1948). Notes: Former lovers


  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 19 February 1965 (Gave birth to daughter, up for adoption)
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  • Work : Prize 5 February 1981 (Canada's Juno Hall of Fame)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 21 November 1982 (Larry Klein)
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  • Other Family 13 March 1997 (Reunited with long-lost daughter)
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Source Notes

McKay-Clements quotes her through her agent 4/1997.

In 2005, Sy Scholfield quotes "A portrait of the artist.(Joni Mitchell: 1995 Recipient of the Century Award)" BY Timothy White 9 December 1995 Billboard p14 "Half a century onward, chatting in the kitchen of her hacienda-like Bel Air home in Los Angeles last May during the first of a six-month series of talks, Mitchell notes with an uneasy chuckle that she is 'a Scorpio with Scorpio rising, which, according to astrologers, gives you resilience to bounce back from dire adversity.'"

Scholfield also notes she is quoted as saying "I am a dreaded Scorpio with Moon in Pisces and Sagittarius Rising, born of Gemini and Virgo" in "Joni Mitchell, shadows and light" by Karen O'Brien (Virgin, 2001), p. 89.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Polio (In the '50s, full recovery)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (Brad McMath)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One, gave up for adoption)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Gave up her one child)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Secondary career)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Folk Music
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Ukelele, guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Folk)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Juno Hall Of Fame)
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Canada's Juno Hall of Fame)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Seven Gold Records)