House of the Rising Sun is a traditional folk song that has been passed down for generations, but its origin is unknown.
Joan Baez was a folk singer who used her voice to fight for justice and adapted traditional folk songs to suit her voice and guitar picking. Many folk singers aspire to her power and heart.
Frijid Pink is a 60s psychedelic rock band from Detroit that released four albums in the early 70s and toured with heavy Detroit bands. Their cover of House of the Rising Sun reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1970.