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As "Pearl". Janis name to describe herself when she was all dressed and feathered up

As "Pearl". Janis name to describe herself when she was all dressed and feathered up

JANIS JOPLIN, STRAIGHT THEATER, 1968 - I've always felt that Janis was an artist whose recordings never captured the thing that made her so great as a live performer. Her recordings sound to me, especially the later ones, a little too stylized, a little difficult to listen to. I saw her perform three or four times and she was absolutely electrifying, powerful and vulnerable. As these photos show, her face was very expressive when she sang. These were taken at an old theater on Haight Street…

JANIS JOPLIN, STRAIGHT THEATER, 1968 - I've always felt that Janis was an artist whose recordings never captured the thing that made her so great as a live performer. Her recordings sound to me, especially the later ones, a little too stylized, a little difficult to listen to. I saw her perform three or four times and she was absolutely electrifying, powerful and vulnerable. As these photos show, her face was very expressive when she sang. These were taken at an old theater on Haight Street…

"On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone." - Janis Joplin

"On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone." - Janis Joplin

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