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Country Joe McDonald

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Genre: folk, rock
Years Active: 1959–Present
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32.3KListeners

"Country" Joe McDonald (born Joseph McDonald, on January 1, 1942 in El Monte, California) was the leader and lead singer of the 1960s rock & roll group Country Joe and the Fish. He started his career busking on Berkeley, California's famous Telegraph Avenue in the early 1960'sCountry Joe has recorded 33 albums and has written hundreds of songs over a career spanning 40 years.

He and Barry Melton co-founded Country Joe and The Fish which became a pioneer psychedelic band with their eclectic performances at The Avalon, Fillmore, Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock. Their best-known song is his "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag", a black comedy novelty song about the Vietnam War, whose familiar chorus ("One, two, three, what are we fighting for?") is well known to the Woodstock generation and Vietnam Vets of the 1960s and 1970s.

He is also known for "The Fish Cheer" which was a cheerleader-style call-and-response with the audience where Joe spelled out "fish". ("Give me an F!") At Woodstock, he altered the cheer to spell out the word "fuck" instead.

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Country Joe McDonald performs folk, rock music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Country Joe McDonald for your event, Please Contact. Country Joe McDonald has more than 32.3K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are  Arlo Guthrie, Roger McGuinn, Tom Rush, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Stephen Stills . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Country Joe McDonald for an upcoming event.

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