On the Road With Janis Joplin

On the Road With Janis Joplin

Audiobook CD - 2014
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"A memoir from Janis Joplin's road manager. In 1967, as the new sound of rock and roll was taking over popular music, John Byrne Cooke was at the center of it all. As a member of D.A. Pennebaker's film crew, he witnessed the astonishing breakout performances of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival that June. Less than six months later, he was on a plane to San Francisco, taking a job as road manager for Janis and her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. The book describes the rotating cast of musicians and personnel as the woman called Pearl took the world by storm. The difficult decision Janis made to leave Big Brother and form a new band, the Kozmic Blues Band, which toured Europe in the spring of 1969 and performed at Woodstock in August. Later that year Janis and Full Tilt Boogie took their famous Festival Express train trip across Canada. Janis, from her legendary rise to her tragic death at the age of 27 on October 4, 1970. Cooke tells the whole incredible story as only someone who lived it could."--Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, p2014
Edition: Unabridged
Branch Call Number: COMPACT DISC 781.66092 J81c
Characteristics: 11 compact discs (13:30 hrs.) : digital ; 12 cm
Additional Contributors: Penguin Audio (Firm)


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