Joni Mitchell says she’s not a pop star

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March 1988

Los Angeles-Joni Mitchell says she never made a record with commercial success a prime motive. "I'm a composer, not a pop star that can be decorated into fashion," she said in a recent interview, talking about her move from pop to jazz after her 1984 blockbuster album "Court and Spark".

"I was never comfortable with all the attention I received as a result of the success of "Court and Spark," she said. "I never courted that a kind of fame because I'm back-bush Canadian and was raised to believe that if you stick your head up, it will probably get knocked off."

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