Joni Mitchell has spoken out against the Sixties’ culture of free love.
In an interview published in the new issue of Uncut, Mitchell says “Free love? It’s a ruse for guys. There’s no such thing.
“Look at the rep I got, there was a list of people whose path I crossed… in the Summer Of Love they made me into a love-bandit.
“So much for free love. Nobody knows more than me what a ruse that was. That was for guys coming out of Prohibition. It was hard to get laid before that.”
Mitchell – who turns 70 today [November 7] – discusses her extraordinary career in the interview, including her thoughts on contemporaries Bob Dylan, the Woodstock generation, and her landmark 1971 album, Blue.