I found out the craziest thing the other day – I have for decades been a huge fan of the work of Joni Mitchell, especially her jazz albums. I learned from “lilpup” that Joni lived for several years right here in Detroit. In fact she married her first husband Chuck Mitchell in Rochester Michigan (also home of Madonna) on June 19, 1965.
Chuck and Joni lived here on the top floor of the Verona.
Shortly after moving into the Verona, Joni played for her friends a song called “Circle Game”. Its mind blowing to think how many of her early songs could have been written in this very building.