Saturday, August 30, 2014

More About Today's Music

Even if you are familiar with Mimi Farina as a younger sister of folk legend Joan Baez, you may be unaware that their physicist father was Mexican (their mother being Scottish).  She was born Margarita Mimi Baez, she became Mimi Farina after marrying Greenwich Village folk sensation Richard Farina, who was of Cubano-Galician and Irish descent, in 1963.  Together they recorded songs from both the folk tradition and the newly emerging electric early rock style--most of which were original compositions.  This is of the later genre.  Richard was killed on Mimi's 21 birthday in 1966.

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