Blue has won nine Grammys and has influenced more musicians than anyone could ever possibly count. Mitchell is a Canada native but she’s closely associated with the Laurel Canyon scene of the ’60s and so, as far we’re concerned, she’s one of us. Happy birthday, Joni.
The gorgeous surroundings of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, elaborate chandeliers and all, will provide a glamorous setting for a two-day birthday party for the first lady of folk, Joni Mitchell. The event (also on Nov. 7) will see stars pay tribute to Mitchell, with the likes of Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos, Graham Nash, Seal and Rufus Wainwright turning out. Mitchell deserves all of that attention and more; the woman behind the 1971 masterpiece