Joan Baez

Helen Johnson writes about a recent interview with Joan Baez by Jeremy Paxman

Joan Baez in 2003. | Photo: Pat Swayne / Wikimedia Commons CC.

On the face of it, Jeremy Paxman’s interview with Joan Baez, broadcast recently on BBC Radio 2, could have been a straightforward plug for her current, and seemingly her last, major tour and her new album (Whistle Down the Wind). But the choice of interviewer seemed interesting, almost provocative… after all, Jeremy Paxman isn’t widely known for his love of folk/protest music and an easy-going, peace-loving interviewing style.

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