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Joni Mitchell: Bob Dylan Is Fake and Plagiarist

April 24, 2010 (3:36 am) GMT
The musician whose real name is Roberta Joan Anderson says Bob Dylan is not authentic at all, adding 'Everything about Bob is a deception'.
Joni Mitchell: Bob Dylan Is Fake and Plagiarist

has criticized as a "fake" and a "plagiarist" - insisting the folk legend's entire act is a "deception". Mitchell slammed the star during an interview with the Los Angeles Times, after her decision to change her name from Roberta Joan Anderson was likened to Dylan's move to drop his birth name of Robert Zimmerman.

And the Canadian musician is adamant she is very different to the Blowin' "In the Wind" hitmaker. She tells the newspaper, "Bob is not authentic at all. He's a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I."

"As for my name, my parents wanted a boy, so they called me Robert John; when I came out a girl, they just added two letter 'A's to that. Then I married Chuck Mitchell; I wanted to keep my maiden name - I had a bit of a following as Joni Anderson - but he wouldn't let me."

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