latest newsJanis Joplin’s Kozmic Blues
John Byrne Cooke, Joplin’s road manager, was by the singer's side throughout most of her career. His new memoir examines Joplin, demons, riotous—and romantic—antics, and all. Few stars in the 1960’s burned as bright, or for as short a time, as Janis Joplin.
In a matter of a few years, Joplin went from being a member of a popular band in her adopted hometown of San Francisco, to gracing the...
"I was the same chick, because I've been her forever, and I know her, and she ain't no star: she's lonely, or she's good at something. I have to get undressed after the show, my clothes are ruined, my heels are run through, my underwear is ripped, my body's strained from my clothes, my hair's stringy, I got a headache and I got to go home, and I'm lonely, and my clothes are all fucked up, my shoes have come apart, and I'm pleading with my road manager to please give me a ride home, please, please, just so I can take these fuckin' clothes off, and that ain't no star, man, that's just a person." --Janis JoplinRead More
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