According to longtime friend David Crosby, Joni Mitchell suffered a brain aneurysm in late March, and has not been able to speak since.
“Nobody found her for a while. She took a terrible hit,” Crosby says.
To me, she represents everything a singer/songwriter can be, and there are so many famous pieces that rose to popularity.
I chose this one. It spoke to me then, and in many ways, still does.
It is also one of the most pure, soulful live performances of her early career.
From a Canadian music program called “Let’s Sing Out”, in glorious black and white, from 1966, this is “Urge for Going”.