Joni Mitchell: Bob Dylan Is Fake and Plagiarist

April 24, 2010 03:36:29 GMT

The musician whose real name is Roberta Joan Anderson says Bob Dylan is not authentic at all, adding 'Everything about Bob is a deception'.

Joni Mitchell: Bob Dylan Is Fake and Plagiarist
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Joni Mitchell has criticized Bob Dylan as a "fake" and a "plagiarist" - insisting the folk legend's entire act is a "deception". Mitchell slammed the star during an interview with the Los Angeles Times, after her decision to change her name from Roberta Joan Anderson was likened to Dylan's move to drop his birth name of Robert Zimmerman.

And the Canadian musician is adamant she is very different to the Blowin' "In the Wind" hitmaker. She tells the newspaper, "Bob is not authentic at all. He's a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I."

"As for my name, my parents wanted a boy, so they called me Robert John; when I came out a girl, they just added two letter 'A's to that. Then I married Chuck Mitchell; I wanted to keep my maiden name - I had a bit of a following as Joni Anderson - but he wouldn't let me."


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posted by gypsy on Jun 09, 2012
Joni is delusional. Has a delusional imaginary disease that she's going to dedicate her life to. Some folk just get off on a nut path, and she's doing it well. Great voice, and a few good albums but look at where she is now? Nowhere. Bob - he's still bobbin' along....doing his thing because it keeps him alive. You don't get the Award of Freedom for no reason. Eat your heart out Joan. Why pull old Bob down?
posted by rockola on Dec 19, 2010
Frank Zappa wasn’t joking when he wrote “We’re only in it for the money” back in ’68; so, why is everybody so shocked with Joni’s statement? Dylan has recognized that he was never committed to the antiestablishment movements of the ‘60’s; as a matter of fact, he also told Time magazine in 1971, that he admired the Israeli extreme right terrorist leader Meir Kahane from the same gang who ended up ordering the murder of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, and in 1983 Dylan wrote a racist song glorying the Israeli settlers in the West bank, “Neighborhood Bully”. So…, is Dylan just another fictional character created for the naïve crowd from the 60’s… or what?
posted by Roland on Jul 20, 2010
In a documentary i heard her talk very positively about Bob Dylan, she said; "oh, dont compare me to bob dylan, he can do things i cannot do. " Personally Bob Dylan often is sneering in his song, while Joni gets much closer to the heart. Dares to be more vulnerable, therefore i prefer Joni over Bob, but both are legends.
posted by Bluesman Mike on Jun 21, 2010
Without Bob Dylan to set the scene for singer-songwriters, Roberta would be a Postmistress somewhere on the outskirts. Playing weekend gigs. And giving it up to the club owner.
posted by Bluesman Mike on Jun 21, 2010
Without Bob Dylan, Roberta would be a Postmistress somewhere on the outskirts of Canada. Playing weekend gigs, and giving up to the club owner.
posted by avylotuq on Jun 05, 2010
Why did she have to say those things. What good was done? It makes her look ignorant.I used to hold her in such high regard.Such are the days.
posted by imabookie3 on May 23, 2010
Who gives a shit about either one of them?
posted by jp on May 14, 2010
Of course she's jealous. Jodi faded out decades ago while Bob is still on top of his game and always will be
posted by bob on Apr 26, 2010
Joni seems to a jealous jerk! I guess all of the drugs has tripped her mind to the nth degree!

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