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Winnipeg Free Press
September 17, 1970

LONDON (CP) -- Joni Mitchell, Canadian folk singer who was a leading performer at the recent Isle of Wight pop festival, was voted top female singer in a poll published Wednesday by Britain's most popular musical weekly, Melody Maker.

Joni, 26, was born in Saskatoon.

Among males, Leonard Cohen, Montreal-born folk singer and poet, was runner up to the American king of folk, Bob Dylan.

Neil Young of Toronto was voted 10th in the male solo poll and his group, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, made third place in the group positions.

Melody Maker said more than 6,000 youngsters in Britain voted in the poll.

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