Posted by: bluesyemre | October 24, 2012

Remembering Janis Joplin: Some Classic Live Performances and Previews of a New Joplin Musical “One Night With Janis Joplin”

  • Janis Joplin died forty-two years ago this month at age 27 of the same excesses that killed many of her peers and at the absolute height of her career. But in the mid-nineteen fifties, Joplin was a misfit kid with terrible acne living a lonely existence in Port Arthur, Texas. Then she discovered the blues, and it transformed her. Bessie Smith and Leadbelly, Odetta and Aretha Franklin. By 1964, she was living in San Francisco and recording blues standards with future Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. She rose to prominence and found herself a place to fit in with psychedelic pioneers Big Brother and the Holding Company.

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