Joni Mitchell Named MusiCares Person of the Year, Will Get Big Tribute Concert in LA in January

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Joni Mitchell, this has really been her year.

Now the great singer songwriter has been named Person of the Year by MusiCares, the Grammy charity. She’ll get a big tribute dinner in Los Angeles on January 29th. Joni won’t sing, but you can bet the list of superstars who want to sing her songs is long.

So who could be there?  Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Neil Young– at the very least. And plenty of ladies including Brandi Carlile, Bonnie Raitt, and of course, Judy Collins singing “Both Sides Now” would be great, but who knows if that can be brokered?

It’s nice to know that the Recording Academy expects an in person event at the LA Convention Center next January. We are all longing to be there, or anywhere at this point.



Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of “Only the Strong Survive,” a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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