Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist. Her contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest and social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 60 years, releasing more than 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish and English, she has also recorded songs in at least six other languages. ...Her father and cousin were well-known physicists.
Baez performed fourteen songs at the 1969 Woodstock Festival and has displayed a lifelong commitment to political and social activism in the fields of nonviolence, civil rights, human rights, and the environment.
A new documentary tells a different story. She now says that she has suffered multiple personalities and other mental disorders all her life. In psychotherapy, she has deduced that she must have been abused as a child. She does not know exactly how. Her father denies it.
All that "social justice" stuff was probably just a symptom of her illnesses. It was a mistake to take anything she ever said seriously. The science of recovered memories is worse than witchcraft.
Go ahead and enjoy her music. She is more likely a victim of psychotherapists and Jewish influence, than her father.