In a new memoir, "I Ran Into Some Trouble," Janis Joplin's lover Peggy Caserta recounts her experiences hanging out on Haight-Ashbury, her longtime heroin addiction and her efforts to get clean later in life. Peggy Caserta hopes to set the record straight about the death of her former love, singer Janis Joplin. A mainstay in the Haight-Ashbury scene during the s, Caserta brushed elbows with fame when she became close friends and on-and-off lovers with Joplin. After the publication of her ghostwritten memoir, "Going Down with Janis," 45 years ago, Caserta became better known, in some people's minds, as the catalyst of Joplin's death. Ghostwritten by Dan Knapp, the book tells of Caserta shooting heroin with Joplin innumerable times, and recounts the 24 hours leading up to her death, when Caserta and Joplin's fiance, Seth Morgan, stood up the singer for a planned threesome.
Color Photographs of Janis Joplin in the s
Please refresh the page and retry. W hen Janis Joplin toured America in , just a few months before her death at the age of 27, a Rolling Stone reporter who was travelling with her took note of the contents of her handbag. The way the things we carry measure our lives…. T he accoutrements of the performer as gypsy; her vanities and foibles; her taste for music, and for alcohol; and — not so predictable perhaps — her passion for literature. We think we know about Janis Joplin — the rock singer who went full throttle in her performances and her life; the misunderstood girl who escaped the stifling conservatism of small-town America to find freedom in the hippy milieu of San Francisco, a walking morality tale of s hedonism and a card-carrying member of the so-called 27 Club, along with Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse , all of whom died, tragically, at that age. It draws on letters charting the course of her life, from her troubled childhood in Texas to international fame, along with archive footage and interviews with friends and family, to present a deeply affecting portrait.
Janis Joplin Brazil 1970.
Woodstock at Unseen images of the festival that changed America. Fifty years ago this week, hundreds of thousands of festivalgoers descended on a farm in Bethel, New York, for one of the defining episodes in American counterculture history: Woodstock. An event marking its anniversary, Woodstock 50, may have been canceled , but a new book is offering an alternative way to relive the festival -- by bringing to light more than never-before-seen photographs.
No conversation about musical icons is complete without mentioning Janis Joplin. Her career may have been short, but her mark on the music scene inspired countless other performers: Joan Jett, Alicia Keys , Florence Welch and Pink , for starters. But did you know that she bought a tombstone for one of her idols, or that she had a customized car that broke records? Joplin was born on Jan.