Saturday, October 04, 2008

JANIS, WISH YOU WERE HERE


On October 4, 1970, Janis Joplin was found dead from a heroin overdose in room 105 while staying at the Landmark Hotel (now the Highland Gardens), in Hollywood. According to some of her friends and colleagues, she had been partying at the Troubadour the previous night.

Janis was cremated at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California, and her ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean.


Coincidentaly, like contemporaries such as Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison, the rock, blues and soul singer died at the age of 27.

Janis, wish you were here.

Javier Lishner
Santa Clara, California
October 4, 2008

NOTAS RELACIONADAS:
- JANIS JOPLIN REMEMBERED
- MITOS Y LEYENDAS DEL ROCK. Capítulo II: Janis Joplin

4 comments:

Javier Moreno said...

De haber seguido viva Janis, hubiera seguido sacando disco tras disco de excelente calidad.

Javier Lishner said...

Seguramente, Javier. O tal vez se hubiera dedicado a la pintura como su contemporánea la Slick.

Un abrazo,

JL

Diabolikforce said...

se nos fue la mas grande cantante de rock y blues...muy pocas...contaditas..cantan con esa pasion....
y ese timbre de voz medio carrasposo era su sello de fabrica de Janis...
una verdadera cantante a su max expresion...
descansa en paz..JANIS.

Javier Lishner said...

Hola Diabolikforce:

Una de esas contaditas podría haber sido Maggie Bell, la cantante de un grupo que se llamó Stone the Crows.

El recuerdo para Janis y el saludo par vos.

JL