Joni Mitchell through the years | 2013
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Joni Mitchell through the years

Joni Mitchell through the years | 2013

Joni Mitchell waves to the crowd during her 70th birthday tribute concert as part of the Luminato Festival at Massey Hall in Toronto.

 (Aaron Vincent Elkaim / AP)
Joni Mitchell through the years | c. 1970

Mitchell’s greatest successes as a singer-songwriter came in the 1960s and ‘70s, including the album “Ladies of the Canyon” featuring the anthemic song “Woodstock.”

 (Reprise records )
Joni Mitchell through the years | 2004
An accomplished painter, Mitchell is shown in 2004, surrounded by some of her paintings in the courtyard of her Bel Air home.  (Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times)
Joni Mitchell through the years | 1968

Joni Mitchell poses with a guitar for a photo shoot with Vogue magazine in 1968.

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Joni Mitchell through the years | 1978

Joni Mitchell and Neil Young perform in the legendary 1978 concert documentary movie, “The Last Waltz,” directed by Martin Scorsese. 

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Joni Mitchell through the years | 2008

Joni Mitchell and Herbie Hancock perform as part of Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music in Los Angeles. 

 (Mark Mainz / AP)
Joni Mitchell through the years | 1998
Bjork and Joni Mitchell sing at a concert to benefit Don Henley’s Walden Woods Project at the Wiltern Theatre in 1998. (Lori Shepler, Los Angeles Times)
Joni Mitchell through the years | c. 1970

James Taylor and Joni Mitchell in a recording studio, circa 1970. 

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Joni Mitchell through the years | 2000
In 2000, Mitchell released “Both Sides Now,” an album of torch songs that she performed backed by an orchestra.  (Kirk McKoy, Los Angeles Times)
Joni Mitchell through the years

Author Margaret Atwood, left, and singer Joni Mitchell hug each other after unveiling their stars on the Canada Walk of Fame in Toronto on Friday Oct. 19, 2001. 

 (Frank Gunn / AP)
Joni Mitchell through the years | 2000
Singer and songwriter Joni Mitchell in January 2000, talking about an upcoming album of jazzy standards, “Both Sides Now.”  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Joni Mitchell through the years | 2015
Joni Mitchell arrives at the 2015 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 7.  (John Shearer / Associated Press)
Joni Mitchell through the years | 1998
Joni Mitchell in concert at the Anaheim Pond on May 23, 1998.  (Geraldine Wilkins-Kasinga / Los Angeles Times)
Joni Mitchell through the years | 2008
Joni Mitchell performs with Herbie Hancock as part of Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo Music in Los Angeles on March 20, 2008.  (Mark Mainz / Associated Press)
Joni Mitchell through the years | 2002
Joni Mitchell, left, Paula Cole, Trisha Yearwood, Michelle Branch, Stevie Nicks, Susan Tedeschi and Sheryl Crow take a bow after singing at the Stormy Weather benefit concert at the Wiltern Theater in 2002. (Lori Shepler, Los Angeles Times)
Joni Mitchell through the years | 1996
Mitchell has won eight Grammy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. She’s pictured here with her two Grammys for pop album and album package for “Turbulent Indigo” in 1996. (Ken Hively, Los Angeles Times)
Joni Mitchell through the years | 1996
Mitchell was honored by the National Academy of Songwriters in 1996, when this photo was taken, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. (Ken Hively, Los Angeles Times)
Joni Mitchell through the years
Mitchell was one of the stars who performed at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa for American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, who was convicted of killing two FBI agents. The event raised money for the legal defense of Peltier, who some believe did not receive a fair trial. (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)
Joni Mitchell through the years | 1995
On Dec. 5, 1995, Joni Mitchell is presented with the Century Award at the 1995 Billboard Music Awards in New York.  (Adam Nadel / Associated Press)
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