Friday, November 6

Janis Joplin at Woodstock festival, 16 August 1969

"Joplin’s Shooting Star 1966-1970 - In the rock ‘n roll firmament of the 1960s, Janis Joplin was a shooting star who burned white hot for five short years. She died of a heroin overdose at age 27. Joplin sang her own brand of the blues in an incendiary style. Yet in her short time — between 1966 and 1970 — she carved out a piece of music history that was distinctly her own. During these years, she traveled from the conservative community of Port Arthur, Texas to the expansive and unpredictable world that was the drug/hippie/music scene of 1960s San Francisco — and mostly in the glare of national stardom. ..."
Pop History (Video)
YouTube: Try (just a little bit harder), Can turn you loose, Work me lord, Ball and chain

2008 May: Janis Joplin, 2010 October: Janis Joplin: 1962-1965, 2012 December: "Little Girl Blue"