|Song by Michael Nesmith from the album Magnetic South|
Joanne was the only Top 40 single for Michael Nesmith as a solo artist. Nesmith released the single in 1970 from the album Magnetic South, the first album released by Nesmith and The First National Band after he left the Monkees. In the United States, the song peaked at No. 21 on the Billboard Top 100 on 3 October 1970. It went to No. 4 in Canada, No. 7 in Australia, and No. 1 in New Zealand.
"Joanne" was the second single released from Magnetic South, following the release of "Little Red Rider" (which did not chart). On the B-side of "Joanne", the track "One Rose" appears.
The song would be a regular on all of Nesmith's solo concert tours and has appeared on both of his live albums, Live At The Palais and Live at the Britt Festival. Nesmith would also spoof Joanne on his home video, Elephant Parts, with the song Rodan.
- Michael Nesmith – vocals, rhythm guitar
- O.J. "Red" Rhodes – pedal steel guitar
- John Ware – drums
- John London – bass
- Earl P. Ball – piano
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