Joni Mitchell is a legend in the music industry. As such, it is no surprise that a ton of musical heavyweights showed up for a special concert to celebrate the singer-songwriter's 75th birthday. The lineup ranged from legends in their own rights like Graham Nash and James Taylor to singers like Norah Jones and Brandi Carlile.
Mitchell herself did not perform, which is not surprising due to the recent health problems the legendary singer has been facing. Since suffering a brain aneurysm in 2015, Mitchell rarely makes public appearances at all anymore.
With that said, the star power on display at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center in Los Angeles proves how much her music has touched even the greatest of musicians.
Among the highlights of the two concerts was Chaka Khan with a rousing rendition of "Help Me," Seal serenading the audience with "Both Sides Now," and Brandi Carlile performing "A Case of You." However, what might be the biggest moment of the shows came when almost all the artists who performed came out together to sing "Big Yellow Taxi."
Standing side-by-side, Grahm Nash, Chaka Khan, Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, and more stood and sang the song while Norah Jones and Diana Krall sat at the piano. Behind them was a giant portrait of Joni Mitchell and it was clear that her spirit lives on in her music.