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Janis at 68?

Janis Joplin was born on today's date in 1943..meaning if she had managed to survive her rock and roll lifestyle, she'd be 68 today. I wonder what she would have been like? Would she still be beltin' out the blues? Hopefully she wouldn't be pitching one of those Time Life sets of CD's or urging people over aged 50 to get affordable life insurance. On stage, Janis either seemed in command of the stage (when she wasn't messed up on alcohol or drugs), but in interviews there was a real vulnerability that was almost uncomfortable to watch. Here she is on her last appearance on the Dick Cavett Show. I heard they were an "item," which for some reason I find fascinating.

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01/19/2011 9:40AM
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01/19/2011 11:25AM
Kyrl
Didn't know if you are aware of it, but there is an excellent annual celebration of Janis's birthday every year at the Cabooze in Minneapolis. This year it's the Friday night, Jan. 21st. "Happy Birthday Janis". Find it on Facebook. Jill Mikelson is the primary performer doing the Janis song tributes and she is nothing short of amazing. Close your eyes, you're back at the Fillmore West in 1968. Cheers. Kyrl
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