USA: Folk singer Joan Baez ‘disinvited’ by army officials

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USA:
Folk singer Joan Baez ‘disinvited’ by army officials

American folk singer Joan Baez, who had performed at numerous anti-Vietnam-War demonstrations, was forbidden to participate in John Mellencamp’s concert at Walter Reed Hospital where he performed for wounded troops on 27 April 2007.

Antiwar activist Joan Baez says she was ‘disinvited’ from the event by army officials.
John Mellencamp told RollingStone.com: “They didn’t give me a reason why she couldn’t come. We asked why and they said, ‘She can’t fit here, period.’ “
Mellencamp’s management had booked her flight and hotel which they then had to cancel.



Source

Washington Post – 2 May 2007:
‘Joan Baez Unwelcome At Concert For Troops’

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