Joan Baez ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’

“In May 1989, Baez performed at a music festival in communist Czechoslovakia, called Bratislavská lýra. While there, she met future Czechoslovakian president Václav Havel, whom she let carry her guitar so as to prevent his arrest by government agents. During her performance, she greeted members of Charter 77, a dissident human-rights group, which resulted in her microphone being shut off abruptly. Baez then proceeded to sing a cappella for the nearly four thousand gathered. Havel cited her as a great inspiration and influence in that country’s Velvet Revolution, the revolution in which the Soviet-dominated communist government there was overthrown.”

-found on Joan Baez’s page on Wikipedia


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    Joan Baez- Blowin’ in the wind
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    That awkward moment you realise that you will never, in a million years, be half as badass as Joan Baez.
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