A Chronology of Appearances

This work-in-progress lists all currently known appearances, drawn from a variety of sources.
Compiled by Simon Montgomery, © 2001-2016.
Special thanks to Joel Bernstein for his contributions and assistance.
Latest Update: August 15, 2015
Please send comments, corrections or additions to: simon@icu.com

1976.01.26 Dallas Convention Center Dallas, TX

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Cat_M on

RPB: Joni talked about this at the 2013 Luminato tribute. I think she said the personwas a cop (which fits with your story since you've explained why she would have thought that.) Somehow this led into her meeting Furry Lewis and her writing "Furry sings the blues," (which she then sang, or maybe sprachgesang.) I'm not sure if anyone managed to capture this segment of the Luminato show, although a few of us have uploaded videos on Youtube of "This rain", her tribute to Emily Carr.

RPB on

You're both right. I was the guy ... (actually Security Guard, we had uniforms mimicking Dept of Public Safety, brown shirts/slacks, Cowboy hat). Bob Dylan was backstage tapping his cowboy boots along with Joni's stage performance. As it was ending, I was "making my rounds", saw the Limo, went to check it out. The concert ended, they all came out and saw me by the Limo. I needed my hat back, Joni said, as she opened her cape, showing me about 50 badges she had under her cape, she said "I collect badges, give me yours" I said no. ... She said "what if my drummer holds your arms behind your back and it gets ripped off in the crowd?" I said "I guess that could happen" He held my arms, she took my hat and put it on me, she kissed me, (not a quick peck, a nice kiss) took my badge added it to her collection. A news reporter I didn't see wrote it up in the newspaper, the Dallas Morning News. The next day or so, when the article came out, my boss called me into his office, " Where's your badge?" ... that was my last day as a security guard. LOL. It was worth it, that news article I saved, impressed several girls who were Joni fans and wanted to kiss lips that touched hers.

graphis54 on

I'll never forget experiencing this amazing woman perform. It was my 2nd year in college at North Texas Stare University and a group of us traveled to Dallas to see Joni Mitchell. I thought I remembered her asking and taking the police officer's badge but the comment made by bucks1414 says she took his hat and played with it. Funny how you think you remember things. Joni was awesome and sang "Shade of Scarlet Conquering" on the piano - one of my favorite songs of hers at that time and wanted to hear her sing it in live. She is the best female vocalist/poet/painter/songwriter of all time. Rock on Joni :)

bucks1414 on

This was my first and only Joni Mitchell show. Would love to see her again. This was a great show for many reasons. Other than her superb performance, here are a few things that happened. While attempting to meet joni in the afternoon around soundcheck time, I instead met Bob Dylan and Kinky Friedman. Had a nice chat with Bob about Hurricane Carter. I asked if he would be playing with Joni and he said probably not, but he did stand at the edge of the stage during her last song and she pointed him out as 'a famous friend of mine.' Near the end of the show she started flirting with a policeman at the foot of the stage, and took away his police hat and wore it. After the show, he was there with all the fans, trying to get his hat back. She made him kiss her before giving it back. Then I met her and asked to for an autograph and she said 'What should I write?" I said, "Anything." So she wrote "Anything, Joni Mitchell." What a fabulous day and evening!!

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