Janis Joplin Died This Day, 47-Years Ago (October 4, 1970) — 3 Months Ahead Of ‘Pearl’.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janis_Joplin


My 1971 copy of ‘Pearl’. Shot with my TABLET (for ease)!



I remember hearing about her death. I was NOT a big fan of hers at the time. I only got into ‘her’ once ‘Pearl‘ came out — and “Me & Bobby McGee” is one of my ‘go-to’ favorite songs.

In October 1970 I was 17-years old and had just started my second (and last year) at Mill Hill. Music was BIG at Mill Hill. All the kids, this being a private school in North London, had the money to buy LPs etc.

That I still have ‘Pearl’ in LP form, 46-years later is a miracle. I only have (and I just counted) 42 LPs, from what was a library of over 650 LPs in mid-1980s. That ‘Pearl’ made the cut, over and over again, as I culled my collection says a lot for Janice.

I have no sympathy, patience, time or empathy for the rich-and-famous who have addiction problems — and die from it. To me that is sheer indulgence. Walk in my SHOES to see what it is like to have a HARD LIFE and the most I take is a glass of red wine a day. So, there is that.

Anywho …

She was special. Pity she killed herself — and for what. She had ALL to live for! That is the shame.


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