The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22153 Message #238962
Posted By: GUEST,Sailormom
06-Jun-00 - 12:26 PM
Thread Name: Mimi Baez very ill
Subject: RE: Mimi Baez very ill
The first post refers to Mimi Baez because the last time I saw Mimi she was with Tom Jans...after Dicks death...and I thought she and Tom married, but I heard last summer that Tom also died so I wasn't aware of which name she is using these days. Haven't kept up with the Baez's for quite a few years. Had wonderful times with Joan, Mimi and Pauline in the 60's and 70's, in Big Sur. At the BS Folk Festivals, the Monterey Folk Festival in May of '63...Dick Farina was great...I loved their music together. She and Tom played together in '71...they all lived in my neck of the woods and we shared mutual friends. I did several concerts with them myself. Joan and I were pregnant at the same time and delivered our sons 6 weeks apart. They moved further North and I moved to London. I adored Joan's music and voice in the early days but lost interest in her later stuff. Just recently I updated some of her music on record to CD's and have been so enjoying listening again. When I was recently up in San Francisco area I ran into folks who were more in touch with Joan and Mimi. Heard the news of her ill health as there had just been a fundraiser and I guess it was shared then that she was in grave danger. I contacted old mutual friends and got the details, which I passed on here knowing there were probably fans of hers around.