bio imageAwards

    • Eight (8) Gold Albums
      º Joan Baez
      º Joan Baez, Volume Two
      º Joan Baez In Concert
      º Blessed Are...
      º Any Day Now
      º Woodstock
      º Diamonds & Rust
      º Live Europe '83

    • One (1) Gold Single

      º The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

    • One (1) Grammy Award

      º 2007 - Lifetime Achievement Award

    • Seven (7) Grammy Nominations

      º 1963 - Joan Baez In Concert for Best Folk Recording
      º 1965 - There But For Fortune for Best Folk Recording
      º 1969 - Any Day Now for Best Folk Recording
      º 1972 - Best Female Vocalist
      º 1988 - Asimbonanga for Best Folk Recording
      º 1993 - Play Me Backwards for Best Contemporary Folk Recording
      º 2009 - Day After Tomorrow for Best Contemporary Folk Recording

    • One (1) International Bluegrass Award

      º 2002 - Clinch Mountain Sweethearts (Ralph Stanley)

    • Three (3) BAMMY (San Francisco Bay Area) Awards

      º 1978
      º 1979
      º 1996

    • Two (2) Honorary Doctorate Degrees

      º 1980, Doctor of Humane Letters, Antioch University
      º 1980, Doctor of Humane Letters, Rutgers University

    • Founder, Institute For The Study Of Nonviolence, 1965

    • Chicago Business Executives Move For Vietnam Peace Award, 1971

    • Joan Baez Day in Atlanta, Georgia, August 2, 1975

    • Thomas Merton Award, 1976

    • Public Service Award, 3rd Annual Rock Music Awards, 1977

    • Founder and President, Humanitas International Human Rights Committee, 1979-1992

    • Earl Warren Civil Liberties Award, ACLU, 1979

    • Jefferson Award, American Institute of Public Service, 1980

    • Lennon Peace Tribute Award, 1982

    • A.D.A. Award, Americans For Democratic Action, 1982

    • SANE Education Fund Peace Award, 1983

    • Chevalier, Legion d'Honneur, France, 1983

    • Best Live Album, Academy Charles Cros, France, 1983

    • Leadership Award, ACLU of Southern California, 1989

    • Death Penalty Focus of California Award, 1992

    • Award of Achievement, The Gleitsman Foundation, 1994

    • Joan Baez Day in Santa Cruz, California, August 27, 1994

    • Golden Achievement Award, WXPN-FM Radio, Philadelphia, 1996

    • Governors Award, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) (SF), 2003

    • John Steinbeck Award, Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinback Studies, San Jose State University, 2003

    • Josephine and Frank Duveneck Humanitarian Award, National Honoree, 2003

    • Distinguished Leadership Award, Legal Community Against Violence, 2006

    • Lifetime Achievement Award, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), 2007

    • E-Chievement Award, E-Town, 2008

    • Spirit of Americana Free Speech Award, Americana Music Association, 2008

    • Orden de las Artes y Las Letras de EspaƱa (Order of Arts and Letters), Spain, 2010

    • Humanitarian Award, Children's Health Fund, 2010

    • Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Award, Folk Alliance International, 2011

    • Joan Baez Award for Outstanding Inspirational Service in the Global Fight for Human Rights, Amnesty International, 2011

    • Courage of Conscience Award, The Peace Abbey, Boston, 2011

    • Centennial Award, ASCAP, 2014

    • Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award, 2015

    • Member, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2017

    • Member, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS)

    • Member, National Academy of Popular Music

    • Member, National Academy of Songwriters


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