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Into The Sinister ’70s

Kim Fowley, unpublished, 1999

AS WE ALL KNOW, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison all died in fairly quick succession as the ’70s began. By the time Jim Morrison died, the ’60s were well and truly over. The rumor I heard was that when Janis walked into the Troubadour to show off a new dress, Brian Cole of the Association said, "You’re still an ugly broad, nobody cares." She went home and died at the Landmark that night. And then eighteen months later, Cole OD’d exactly the same way she did.

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