Friday, January 19, 2018

Janis Joplin 75 -- January 19, 2018
Janis Joplin would have been 75 years old today.  She was born on 19-January-1943.  I remember when she died in 1970.  I always looked forward to hearing her music on the radio.

Years later I read an article that said she had auditioned for San Francisco traditional jazz band leader Turk Murphy.  He liked her voice but he didn't want to hire a "beatnik."  It would have been interesting.  This is not the original article, but it has some nice details about Janis singing some songs with Dick Oxtot.  Oxtot recommended her to Turk Murphy:

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