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What a musical coincidence! Two incredible artists sharing a birthday is no big deal, happens all the time. Today it’s jazz trumpeter Al Hirt (born in New Orleans; 1922-1999) and ethereal poet/songstress Joni Mitchell (born in Alberta, Canada; 77 today). But here’s the real coincidence: In 1968, Al released a trumpet version of one of Joni’s most memorable songs, “Both Sides, Now.” Birthday artist bonus clips: Al Hirt’s “Green Hornet Theme” and a Joni song that showcases her ability to create musical experiences that reach deep into the human soul – “Woodstock.”