Thirteen Things Related to Janis Joplin
1. Port Arthur, Texas - Born and raised here
2. The Typewriter Tape - A series of songs recorded on a reel-to-reel tape machine accompanied by a typewriter in the background.
3. Southern Comfort - Her beverage of choice
4. Big Brother and The Holding Company - The first band she joined; she was with them for 2 years
5. Haight-Ashbury - The district in San Francisco, most famously known for the "Summer of Love" and the hippie movement; Janis lived here before it was famous
6. Anderson Theater - Big Brother and Janis gave their first performance in New York in this theater in 1968
7. Wake for Martin Luther King, Jr. - This was the last concert she and Big Brother gave in New York with, among others, rocker Jimi Hendrix.
8. Cheap Thrills - This is the best known of the albums put out with Big Brother
9. Kozmic Blues Band - This back-up group was formed by Janis after her split from Big Brother
10. Woodstock - She performed at this legendary concert, but there is very little footage of her, possibly because she was high for most of the time
11. The Dick Cavett Show - She was a regular on this variety show, but there are very few clips still in existence of her performances
12. Me and Bobby McGee - This was her biggest hit single
13. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - She was inducted in 1995
And, because my This Day In History
contest is still going, the first person who posts the significance of October 4
in Janis Joplin's life will go into my monthly drawing.
Labels: Janis Joplin, Thursday Thirteen