JANIS JOPLIN R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!

August 27, 2006

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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.”

From my forthcoming book, “I Did It For A Song”
Copyright 2009 by Artie Wayne
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One Response to “JANIS JOPLIN R.I.P. ROCK N PERPETUITY!”


  1. I’m a friend of Tata’s…and a huge fan of “Pollution”. Would love to talk to you and hear details about the show. I’m working on an article about Pollution for my blogspot…I have the two albums with Dobie and Tata…and, IMO, they are simply CLASSIC.

    Email me, if you would 🙂


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