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Oct 1, 2020 - 11:05:24 AM
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6482 posts since 6/5/2011

CBC radio says that this was the last song recorded by Ms Joplin.... 50 years ago today.  [I suppose it's totally irrelevant, but it's one of the few a capella songs I can listen to all the way through.]

Oct 1, 2020 - 11:14:18 AM

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24968 posts since 8/3/2003

I still play/sing her song "Me and Bobby McGee". It's a great song.

Guess that really dates me as I remember when she was popular and had several songs on the chart.

Oct 1, 2020 - 11:19:38 AM
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73335 posts since 5/9/2007

Oh Lord,Won't you buy me an old Ford 8N
My friends all got Kubotas...I must make ammends
Worked hard in my woodlot with a Chevy C10
Oh Lord,Won't you buy me an old Ford 8N

Oct 1, 2020 - 11:48:24 AM
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52785 posts since 10/5/2013

My ex was a Joplin fan - I couldn’t stand her screeching voice. One evening after a bad day I opened the back door and sailed her Janis LP’s out into the night like frisbees.
(that was the beginning of the end)

Oct 1, 2020 - 6:53:51 PM
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Paul R


13197 posts since 1/28/2010

I saw her twice - in '69 with her big band and in '70 with her small but really tight band at the Festival Express. Whether or not you liked her voice, she put on a fantastically energetic live show. I can't say I particularly cared for either of her interpretations of "Mercedes Benz" or "Bobby McGee", especially after getting the Kris Kristofferson album. (Photo I took of Janis, August '69, two weeks before Woodstock.)

Oct 1, 2020 - 8:43 PM
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607 posts since 6/21/2008

Bad Temper Joe's version for me (

But, if you are in the mood to shop, there are sixty-three versions to choose from:

Oct 2, 2020 - 12:27:10 PM
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I saw her in 1968. I took a road trip from Ohio to the Northwest and then down to southern California with some friends from college. Joplin played at a big rock extravaganza at the Rose Bowl and she stole the show. Hendrix was playing the same night at the Hollywood Bowl and I would have preferred to see him, but all my friends were ate up with Joplin. The good news was that the Everly Brothers were on the bill with Joplin and that was the part of show I enjoyed the most.  Those were the days for Rock & Roll!

Edited by - RB3 on 10/02/2020 12:29:06

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