In , Cary Raditz, a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina, quit his job in advertising and headed to Europe to bum around with his girlfriend. They ended up in Matala, on the island of Crete, where they found a bunch of hippies living in a network of caves. Raditz soon decamped for Afghanistan in a VW bus; when he returned, his girlfriend had bailed, but there was word that a new girl was headed to Matala.
Who Is Joni Mitchell?
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She was 4 days shy of her 90th birthday. In a interview , Joni stated that " Their record flipped me out, but it was already out of print. I had to finally buy it off somebody and pay a lot, maybe fifteen dollars, which was unheard of at that time. But you couldn't get the record anywhere. Lambert, Hendricks and Ross were my Beatles. In high school, theirs was the record I wore thin, the one I knew all the words to.
She has received many accolades, including nine Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Rolling Stone called her "one of the greatest songwriters ever",  and AllMusic has stated, "When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century". Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan , and throughout western Canada, before busking in the streets and nightclubs of Toronto , Ontario.
Other highly successful albums followed. Mitchell won her first Grammy Award best folk performance for her album, Clouds. At the beginning of her career, Mitchell's compositions were highly original and personal in their lyrical imagery. It was this style that first attracted attention among folk-music audiences in Toronto while she was still in her teens.