Janis Joplin – The Queen of Psychedelic Soul | This Day In Music

Written by on March 20, 2019

20th March 1971, Janis Joplin started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with her version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song 'Me And Bobby McGee.' Joplin, who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson's from the beginning of her career to her death, changed the sex and a few of the lyrics in her cover. Kristofferson states he did not write this song for her, but the song is associated with her – especially, he has said, in the line 'Somewhere near Salinas, Lord, I let her slip away.' Joplin died of a drug overdose the year before on 4th October, aged 27. More on Janis Joplin here: https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/janis-joplin-queen-of-psy…/

Janis Joplin – The Queen of Psychedelic Soul | This Day In Music

On 4th Oct 1970, singer Janis Joplin was found dead at the Landmark Hotel in Hollywood after an accidental heroin overdose. Just like there's only one Joni Mitchell, and only one Aretha Franklin, there was only


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