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Janis Joplin: An Appreciation by Geoffrey Cannon

Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 6 October 1970

AN EVENING at the Royal Garden Hotel in April, 18 months ago. I was meeting Janis Joplin. I fished around for a while, trying to get replies from her. She was rude. Then I suddenly realised what was difficult to believe. The biggest female name in rock – which is what she was, then – had stage fright.

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