A Chronology of Appearances

This work-in-progress lists all currently known appearances, drawn from a variety of sources.
Researched, Compiled, and Maintained by Simon Montgomery, © 2001-2024.
Special thanks to Joel Bernstein for his contributions and assistance.
Latest Update: March 21, 2024
Please send comments, corrections or additions to: simon@icu.com

1974.01.26 Joni's next appearance Hill Auditorium, Univ. of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI

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  • Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan.
  • The Michiganensian Yearbook<br>
Page 171
  • Photo from the 1974 University of Michigan Yearbook <i>The Michiganensian</i>.
  • Photo by Stuart Hollander
  • Photo by Stuart Hollander

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Burl on

Besides being the best concert of my life, I met Joni after the concert. I was hanging out with some friends in front of the venue and Joni walked up to me and asked me for directions to the freeway. I told her how to get there and told her her concert blew me away. She thanked me and got into a blue VW which I had not noticed that had been parked for her on the cement leading up to the steps at Hill Auditorium and drove away.

cbell on

Joni expressed much of what we were feeling and pondering back in the day. Forty plus years after her 1974 appearance at Hill Auditorium, I still enjoy listening to her lovely, melancholic songs. Joni's concert at Hill was a special gem for her fans, perhaps because it was a smaller venue and seemed more personal. As a senior at Michigan and an editor for the yearbook, Michiganensian, I had a press pass and two, front row seats for the concert. I was there with my dear friend, Ruth, who went on to become a concert pianist. I remember we were surprised and energized by the jazzy tone of the concert. Although I must have had a cheap camera, the black and white photos I snapped for the yearbook are the same shown in her chronology. I was surprised and pleased so many years later to find the pix and my short article on Joni's website. I am happy to learn that this talented artist is on the mend following her recent aneurysm. Joni sweetly and beautifully memorialized and epitomized much of the angst of the rock 'n roll era. Bless her heart!

michjonifan on

I was blown away by this concert. My friend Brendan and I couldn't find dates so we both went and then thought we would try to meet Joni after the show. So we somehow were able to sneak in backstage at Hill following the amazing show. When Joni and her people swept on by, I somehow got behind her and tapped her on the shoulder. She actually stopped and turned and looked at me. I told her I'm a huge fan and told her that I would just love a kiss. Joni said, "Well i have greasy lipstick on but sure." So she kissed me right on the lips and, of course, I was in heaven. Hours later I was laying on my bed in my dorm room at Michigan, a guy walked in looked at me with this huge smile on my face and said, "What's with you?" I said, "Quiet, don't bother me, i'm reliving the experience!" My roommate Steve explained that I had just been kissed by Joni Mitchell. Ahhh Joni what a concert, what a night! Thanks for that night and for all your amazing music over the years!!!!!!!!! You never ever leave me Blue. Love, Richard  [ed.]  [ed.]  [ed.]  [ed.]

bhenry702 on

Long time ago but I recall it as one of the best concerts I've ever seen. I sat in the first row of the balcony at Hill Auditorium and I can remember my amazement of this powerful voice from such a petite lady.