Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin was born January 19, 1943. If she were still alive, she'd have recently celebrated her 70th birthday. And no doubt have celebrated in style. Like millions of others, I loved to hear anything she belted out.  I don't think I could pick a favorite, but it would probably come down to either Me And Bobbie McGee or Cry Baby. She was with Big Brother and The Holding Company from 1966-1968. Solo from 1969-1970. She appeared at Woodstock and Madison Square Garden in '69. Wherever she's currently at in her cycle of life, I'm guessing she's still singing.

1 comment:

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Oh my gosh! Now that is a trip. The thing about stars who die young is that they are frozen in time. It's hard to conceive of them again. Janis 70? No way!