Folk Music Icon Joni Mitchell Makes Rare Public Appearance After 2015 Stroke at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammys Gala

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Folk singer and music icon Joni Mitchell made a rare public appearance over the weekend, attending the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in Los Angeles where she being honored, according to her website, "as one of the greatest songwriters whose work has touched everyone in the music industry."
Record producer Clive Davis, who hosts the annual Grammys pre-party, recounted some of the 73-year-old singer's many accomplishments in his speech.
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"She really is the quintessential true artist with a creative mind," Davis said, according to EW. "She communicates not only through her music but through her expressive artwork and photography. She's a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She's been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy in 2002. Because she's truly one of a kind, she holds a special place in the heart of everyone in this room. To have her in this ballroom tonight, this has been her favorite night for the last several years, is just so very special to me."
A statement about the event was published to the singer's website on Sunday, saying that she had a good time and was "particularly moved" by performances by Chance the Rapper and Mary J. Blige.
The "Big Yellow Taxi" singer, who was hospitalized following a stroke in 2015, was accompanied to the gala by director Cameron Crowe and author Daniel Levitin.
There were plenty of other celebrities at the star-studded bash. Check out some of their red carpet looks in the video below.