Janis Joplin – Me & Bobby McGee

Written by on March 20, 2021

20 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. https://youtu.be/WXV_QjenbDw

Janis Joplin – Me & Bobby McGee

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