- Audio CD: 11 Seiten
- Verlag: Penguin Audio; Auflage: Unabridged (28. Oktober 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1611763339
- ISBN-13: 978-1611763331
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: Ab 18 Jahren
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,2 x 3,7 x 14,5 cm
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On the Road with Janis Joplin (Englisch) Audio-CD – Audiobook, Ungekürzte Ausgabe
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“The story of the woman who skyrocketed to fame as the first female rock superstar and left it at a tragically young age—from someone who had a front-row seat.”—New York Post
“The best book about Janis [Joplin]."—Sam Andrews, Big Brother and the Holding Company
“[Cooke] is a gifted writer, letting Joplin’s vivaciousness and intensity shine throughout the work.”—Library Journal
"Janis Joplin was absolutely a barnstormer and a complete groundbreaker. She wasn't just a great woman in rock—at the time she was the woman in rock. Janis really created this whole world of possibility for women in music: Without Janis Joplin, there would be no Melissa Etheridge. Without Janis, there would be no Chrissie Hynde, no Gwen Stefani. There would be no one." —Rosanne Cash
“[Janis Joplin] perfectly expressed the feelings and yearnings of the girls of the electric generation—to be all woman, yet equal with men; to be free, yet a slave to real love; to [reject] every outdated convention, and yet get back to the basics of life.” —Lillian Roxon, rock critic
“Joplin belonged to that select group of pop figures who mattered as much for themselves as for their music. Among American rock performers, she was second only to Bob Dylan in importance as a creator-recorder-embodiment of her generation’s mythology.” —Ellen Wills, rock journalist -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Gebundene Ausgabe.
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John Byrne Cooke was Janis Joplin’s road manager from 1967 until her death. He is an award-winning author of four previous books, a performing musician with decades of experience, and an innovative filmmaker. He has written book reviews for the New York Times, Washington Post Book World, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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This is an excellent book which has turned me into a fan 45 years later. I felt like I got a sense of who she was as a person and liked her intelligence and vulnerability despite a lot of behavior I wouldn't have liked in person. Reading this actually made me feel sad about the long ago death of someone I didn't know. I've always been a Kris Kristofferson fan and it was moving to read how affected he was by her death and by hearing her version of his song Me and Bobby McGee.
It seemed that she was getting her life together shortly before she died--learning more about singing and thinking of her future, working with her best band and producer, quitting heroin, being more in control. Unfortunately a bad influence reappeared in her life and she began occasionally using heroin again, and unluckily died as a result of using heroin which was too strong and which also killed several other users.
I've spent a couple hours listening to samples and comparing songs on various albums and I'll be buying some of those, and I'll be reading at least one more book about her from the library. I'm looking forward to the movie which is going to be made about her.
The author of this book, John Byrne Cooke was her road manager for most of her short career. He has written a moving tribute to this great singer who was often times misunderstood. He was a personal friend and confidante. He heard her when she first performed at the Monterey Pop Festival. A musician himself, he recognized her for the tremendous vocalist that she was. Through mutual acquaintances and twists of fate, he became her manager. Their lives were intertwined until her premature death at 27.
I love this book and recommend it. You get a glimpse into the real life of Janis Joplin. Although it doesn’t make excuses for either, it explains the reasons for her drinking and drug use. It humanizes her and makes you realize that she was as insecure and fallible as anyone. After I turned the last page, I was struck again by the senselessness of her passing and couldn’t help wondering how rock and roll would have evolved if this great songster had lived.