9 Iconic Joni Mitchell Performances

Tuesday afternoon, TMZ reported legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, who was hospitalized last month, was in a coma. However, according to the musician's website, that is not the case. Per the official statement, the folk goddess is neither unconscious nor unresponsive:

Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet today, Joni is not in a coma. Joni is still in the hospital - but she comprehends, she’s alert, and she has her full senses. A full recovery is expected. The document obtained by a certain media outlet simply gives her longtime friend Leslie Morris the authority - in the absence of 24-hour doctor care - to make care decisions for Joni once she leaves the hospital. As we all know, Joni is a strong-willed woman and is nowhere near giving up the fight. Please continue to keep Joni in your thoughts.

I think I speak for all of us when I say, thank goodness. You got this, Joni.

Truly one of the most important, most influential musicians of the last several generations, the "A Case Of You" singer's catalog is iconic, and her singing style remains unparalleled. It's especially apparent just how extraordinary her voice is when watching a live Joni performance. Whether it's a TV special from the '60s or a tribute concert from the 2000s, she always brings the same brilliant power to the stage. Here are a a few of Mitchell's best live performances from the last six (!!!!) decades:


BBC In Concert, 1970.

"Both Sides Now"

Joni Mitchell Tribute Concert, 2000.

"Chelsea Morning"

The Dick Cavett Show, 1969.

"The Magdalene Laundries"

Intimate & Interactive TV special, 1994.

"A Case of You"

Singer-Songwriters at the BBC, 1974.

"Why Do Fools Fall In Love"

This live version of Mitchell and the Persuasions' cover of the Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers classic was filmed in 1980.

"Furry Sings The Blues"

Mitchell's 70th birthday party at Massey Hall, 2013.

"Big Yellow Taxi"

BBC In Concert, 1970.

"For Free"

BBC In Concert, 1970.