JANIS JOPLIN R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!
August 27, 2006
JANIS JOPLIN 1/19/43 – 10/4/70
“I met Janis Joplin through some friends at Columbia Records The four of us were sitting in a booth at the Whiskey opening night for Pollution ,a new group that featured Dobie Gray, Tata Vega and my long time friend, guitarist James “Smitty” Smith.It was a great night…Janis turned me on to Southern Comfort for the first time…and I tried to pitch her an old Ashford /Simpson/Armstead, song “Let’s Go Get Stoned” that had been a hit for Ray Charles.
She laughed and said, “I don’t do that anymore”….Ironically four days later she died of an overdose.”
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