On the Road with Janis Joplin

On the Road with Janis Joplin
Title On the Road with Janis Joplin PDF eBook
Author John Byrne Cooke
Publisher Penguin
Pages 448
Release 2014-10-28
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0698154711

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One of Parade's Top Ten Rock n' Roll Reads As a road manager and filmmaker, he helped run the Janis Joplin show—and record it for posterity. Now he reveals the never-before-told story of his years with the young woman from Port Arthur who would become the first female rock and roll superstar—and depart the stage too soon. In 1967, as the new sound of rock and roll was taking over popular music, John Byrne Cooke was at the center of it all. As a member of D.A. Pennebaker’s film crew, he witnessed the astonishing breakout performances of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival that June. Less than six months later, he was on a plane to San Francisco, taking a job as road manager for Janis and her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. From then on, Cooke was Joplin’s road manager amid a rotating cast of musicians and personnel, a constant presence behind the scenes as the woman called Pearl took the world by storm. Cooke was there when Janis made the difficult decision to leave Big Brother and form a new band. He was with her when the Kozmic Blues Band toured Europe in the spring of 1969, when they performed at Woodstock in August, and when Janis and Full Tilt Boogie took their famous Festival Express train trip across Canada. He accompanied Janis to her friend and mentor Ken Threadgill’s 70th birthday party, and was at her side when she attended her tenth high school reunion in Port Arthur, Texas. This intimate memoir spans the years he spent with Janis, from her legendary rise to her tragic last days. Cooke tells the whole incredible story as only someone who lived it could. INCLUDES PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

On the Road with Janis Joplin Deluxe

On the Road with Janis Joplin Deluxe
Title On the Road with Janis Joplin Deluxe PDF eBook
Author John Byrne Cooke
Publisher Penguin
Pages 432
Release 2014-10-28
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0698197631

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The deluxe edition of On the Road with Janis Joplin includes over 20 minutes of video shot by author John Byrne Cooke while touring with Janis and over 50 minutes of audio interviews with those who knew Janis best, conducted over the course of twenty-five years. Interviewees include band members Peter Albin, Sam Andrew, and Snooky Flowers; her friend and roommate Linda Gravenites; filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker; and many more. As a road manager and filmmaker, he helped run the Janis Joplin show—and record it for posterity. Now he reveals the never-before-told story of his years with the young woman from Port Arthur who would become the first female rock and roll superstar—and depart the stage too soon. In 1967, as the new sound of rock and roll was taking over popular music, John Byrne Cooke was at the center of it all. As a member of D.A. Pennebaker’s film crew, he witnessed the astonishing breakout performances of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival that June. Less than six months later, he was on a plane to San Francisco, taking a job as road manager for Janis and her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. From then on, Cooke was Joplin’s road manager amid a rotating cast of musicians and personnel, a constant presence behind the scenes as the woman called Pearl took the world by storm. Cooke was there when Janis made the difficult decision to leave Big Brother and form a new band. He was with her when the Kozmic Blues Band toured Europe in the spring of 1969, when they performed at Woodstock in August, and when Janis and Full Tilt Boogie took their famous Festival Express train trip across Canada. He accompanied Janis to her friend and mentor Ken Threadgill’s 70th birthday party, and was at her side when she attended her tenth high school reunion in Port Arthur, Texas. This intimate memoir spans the years he spent with Janis, from her legendary rise to her tragic last days. Cooke tells the whole incredible story as only someone who lived it could. INCLUDES PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

Janis

Janis
Title Janis PDF eBook
Author Holly George-Warren
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 400
Release 2019-10-22
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1476793123

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Longlisted for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was. Janis Joplin’s first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues, music you could only find on obscure records and in roadhouses along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. But even before that, she stood out in her conservative oil town. She was a tomboy who was also intellectually curious and artistic. By the time she reached high school, she had drawn the scorn of her peers for her embrace of the Beats and her racially progressive views. Her parents doted on her in many ways, but were ultimately put off by her repeated acts of defiance. Janis Joplin has passed into legend as a brash, impassioned soul doomed by the pain that produced one of the most extraordinary voices in rock history. But in these pages, Holly George-Warren provides a revelatory and deeply satisfying portrait of a woman who wasn’t all about suffering. Janis was a perfectionist: a passionate, erudite musician who was born with talent but also worked exceptionally hard to develop it. She was a woman who pushed the boundaries of gender and sexuality long before it was socially acceptable. She was a sensitive seeker who wanted to marry and settle down—but couldn’t, or wouldn’t. She was a Texan who yearned to flee Texas but could never quite get away—even after becoming a countercultural icon in San Francisco. Written by one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history, and based on unprecedented access to Janis Joplin’s family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews, Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due.

Piece of My Heart

Piece of My Heart
Title Piece of My Heart PDF eBook
Author David Dalton
Publisher
Pages 284
Release 2000-01
Genre Biography
ISBN 9780714509440

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27: Janis Joplin

27: Janis Joplin
Title 27: Janis Joplin PDF eBook
Author Chris Salewicz
Publisher Hachette UK
Pages 80
Release 2013-03-28
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 178087541X

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Janis Joplin, singer-songwriter, counterculture icon, the Queen of rock and roll, died aged just 27. During a short four-year career, blighted by alcoholism and drug abuse, she changed the face of music, carving out opportunities for a generation of female talent. Her powerful, raw vocals touched fans of folk music, blues and soul alike, with recordings such as 'Me and Bobby McGee', 'To Love Somebody' and 'Mercedes Benz' widely recognized as classics of their era. In 27: Janis Joplin acclaimed author Chris Salewicz examines Joplin's troubled and unconventional existence, and explains her profound musical influence. This is the fifth in a series of exclusive music ebooks, an ambitious project examining the perils of genius, celebrity and excess. Other titles in the series include 27: Amy Winehouse, 27: Kurt Cobain, 27: Brian Jones, and 27: Jimi Hendrix.

Focus On: 100 Most Popular American Rock Songwriters

Focus On: 100 Most Popular American Rock Songwriters
Title Focus On: 100 Most Popular American Rock Songwriters PDF eBook
Author Wikipedia contributors
Publisher e-artnow sro
Pages 2531
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Focus On: 100 Most Popular Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Focus On: 100 Most Popular Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
Title Focus On: 100 Most Popular Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winners PDF eBook
Author Wikipedia contributors
Publisher e-artnow sro
Pages 3197
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