Happy 75th Birthday to Joni Mitchell.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/joni-mitchell-top-12-greatest-songs-75th-birthday-blue-ladies-of-the-canyon-a8622406.html

My favourite song writer and singer from the 1970s when I lived in the USA.

. Big Yellow Taxi (Ladies of the Canyon, 1970)

Probably her most famous song with arguably her most famous line (“They paved paradise and put up a parking lot”), behind the sheer exuberance of “Big Yellow Taxi” lies a serious and prescient environmental warning. A surprise hit single in the UK peaking at number 11 in the early summer of 1970, Mitchell’s genius was to place such an important message within such a catchy song. The message is – don’t take nature for granted (“you don’t what you’ve got till it’s gone”) and is obviously even more relevant today as when she composed “Big Yellow Taxi” nearly five decades ago.

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