In honor of Joni Mitchell's 65th birthday on Friday, the Wall Street Journal interviewed some of her friends. "In a hundred years, when they ask who was the greatest songwriter of the era, it's got to be her or Dylan. I think it's her. And she's a better musician than Bob," says David Crosby, who produced her debut album, 1968's Song to a Seagull. "She faced the tide of what the record companies expected of someone who had folk hits and wrote 'Woodstock,'" says longtime band member Wayne Shorter. "She was willing to stand up and not be a victim of her success, and not be subservient to the 'fan club' syndrome." [WSJ]