Rolling Stone issue #29 had a cover date of March 15, 1969. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Janis Joplin by Baron Wolman. Features: “Bob Dylan: ‘I Can’t Remember Where They Come From’” by Jann Wenner; “Janis: The Judy Garland of Rock and Roll?” by Paul Nelson; “Roller Derby: Nobody Loves Us But The … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 29
A house in Port Arthur, Texas that once housed a young Janis Joplin received a historical marker on Saturday, which marked the singer’s 65 birthday. According to the AP story, Joplin was 4 when her family moved into the house that now has the marker. The family moved out in 1975. Her first childhood home … Continue reading Joplin Childhood Home Gets Marker
The Smoking Gun has the 1969 mug shot of Janis Joplin who was arrested in Florida and “charged with disorderly conduct after yelling obscenities at police officers during a Tampa concert.” Charges were later dropped.
Live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse. Clichéd, sure, but also apparently true. A recent study of 1,050 American and European music artists between 1965 and 2005 shows that rock and rollers are twice as likely to die young as the rest of us working stiffs. While the idea that rock stars tend … Continue reading Rock Stars on Half-Life Plan