JANIS JOPLIN IN THE 1960s

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Well, you've finally done it, Amy.

You've given me close to an actual heart attack. 

The hyperlitic alarm on the time machine lit up so brightly that it was like a meteor blasting through the roof of the chamber.

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Now that's its cooled off and in a better state to communicate with you (much like me), please let me know exactly what you need from the 21st century - for you in 1960-something.

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You want to know the exact date when Janis Joplin died?

And you're in a hurry for this information?



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Whoa, that's a pretty crass question even coming from you, Amy.

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I think you owe me a bit of the back story.

Something must have happened to put this question into your brain.

Okay. Let me get this straight.

You went to a wedding ...
... and the disc jockey played "Me and Bobby McGee" sang by Janis Joplin?

And the guests at the wedding started talking about her because, like, she's still ALIVE?

                         And that shocked you?

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Aww. Amy.

You can't save her even if you want to, and I'm pretty sure you want to. Just like we all wish we could.

But you're not superwoman.

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And you've got to believe me when I tell you that you shouldn't change history ... no matter what you know the future will bring.

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Janis Joplin was born Janis Lyn Joplin, January 19th, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas.

It's when she appears at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 with her rock band, Big Brother and the Holding  Company, that her fame will rise.

Her first nationwide television appearance is scheduled for July 31st, 1968.


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In 1969, Janis Joplin will perform at Woodstock, appearing at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday August the 17th, securing her place as an icon of the 1960s.



During her career, she'll take part in television productions like the This is Tom Jones show.

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And The Dick Cavett Show where her band will perform "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)" and "To Love Somebody".


In 1970, Janis will travel to Brazil and will try to stop her drug and alcohol use while there.
But, as time will tell, her official cause of death will be a heroin overdose, and possibly alcohol, while in Hollywood, California. Her death will be ruled as accidental.



So, to answer your question, Amy, this will occur in October of the year 1970.

But she will leave a legacy and sound of rock music the likes of which will never be heard again ... ever.


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It's honestly wonderful to see you so happy, Amy. 

Looks like you're grooving pretty hard there.


Guess what? The time machine has you pegged in 1967 right now. Pretty amazing, right?

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You're listening to music and looking at uniforms?

Wait a minute ...
1967 is Canada's 100th birthday! There must be lots of celebrations going on.

Are you watching a parade with mounties? 


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Is there a marching band?

No, huh?

So, you're currently in 1967 and you're listening to music while looking at uniforms.

Okay, I'll bite. What's with the music and uniforms?

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Uh, yeah.
Still not seeing  any uniforms.

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Okay, yes, these are technically uniforms.

And you're listening to the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band record, right?

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                                 So glad we cleared that up.

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Released in 1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band will spend 27 weeks at number one on the British music charts. It is the Beatle's eighth LP record.


By the end of April, 1967, $75,000 and four months will have been spent on the making of the album.
By September, it will have sold over two and a half million records in the U.S. alone.


In 1968 it will win four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year - and will be the first album to receive this award. 

The iconic cover includes 57 photographs and six works of wax.