Janis Joplin was one of the most recognizable and moving female voices of her era. She only released three albums before she died from a heroin overdose at age 27 in 1970. A fourth album, Pearl, was released in 1971 just 3 months after her death. As with others rock greats that went way too early, I can’t keep from wondering how many more special songs she would have produced if she had lived a longer life.
Tonight we have Janis Joplin’s Greatest Hits on the 98 Rocks Album Archive. Join me at midnight for Piece of My Heart, Me and Bobby McGee, Down on Me, and much more.
And don’t forget the Shreveport Symphony’s performance of Women Rock on May 19, 7:30pm at Riverview Theater. The music of Carole King, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, Heart, Carly Simon, and more is brought to life by the symphony and a cast of singers, with video footage of each iconic artist projected on a big screen.