Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Janis Joplin: Thirty Six Years Gone

Janis Joplin, my favorite singer since I heard her live Montery Pop Festival version of Ball and Chain at age 20, died 36 years ago I had to remember her today!

Janis was found dead at the age of 27 following a herion overdose at the Landmark hotel in Hollywood. She'd just finished her album Pearl several days prior. Janis was the second of the famous three "27's" to pass away. Jimi Hendrix had died less than a month earlier at age 27 from asphixiation, and Jim Morrison followed Janis less than a year later, dying of a heart attack at 27.

Enjoy the Janis shots! I especially love the live black and white's.


Blogger the_celeb_dish said...

I am a huge Janis Joplin fan as well. Me & Bobby McGee was the first song I memorized the words to when I was a little girl. My grandpa loved her, so my mom grew up listening to her, therefore, i grew up listening to her. I have her album Pearl on vinyl, and to me, listening to that is about as good as it gets.

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