Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell (1970)
Born Roberta Anderson, this Canadian singer-songwriter is considered one of the most influential and recognized artists of the late twentieth century. From her start in folk during the 60’s, jazz during the 70’s, and electronica during the 80’s…Mitchell’s career has continued to evolve. A resurgence during the 90’s exposed her to a new generation of musicians and fans. Having previously announced her retirement in 2000, Mitchell continued to make special appearances, especially for environmental causes. A new studio album, her latest, was released in 2007 at the same time Herbie Hancock released an album in tribute to Mitchell’s work.