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What Joni Mitchell Proved at the Grammys


Calling someone as legendary as Joni Mitchell underrated may seem silly, but last year, Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner decided not to include her or any other woman in a book about the history of rock and roll called The Masters. Defending his selection of interviews solely with white male musicians, Wenner told the New York Times that Mitchell simply was not a "Rock ‘n’ roll philosopher." This comment was baffling (he later apologized) but also illuminating, revealing prejudices long held by some of music’s most powerful gatekeepers.

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