Vocalist Pearl Aday gives her Top 10 albums.
Goldmine Magazine’s Hall of Fame inducts its 18th group of 10, featuring three great female vocalists, more great bands, the Twist & the Blues
An archetype of Woodstock-era rock’s self-destructive hedonism, Janis Joplin died from a shot of overly pure heroin as she neared completion of “Pearl.”
Grateful Dead sound engineer Owsley Stanley, aka “Bear,” didn’t just do sound for the Dead; he also ran sound at the San Francisco club the Carousel Ballroom, and happily, for music fans, recording the shows, as well.
By Mike Greenblatt The release of Big Brother & The Holding Company’s “Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968″ by Columbia Legacy trumps “Cheap Thrills” in so many ways. “First of all,” says founding member singer-songwriter-guitarist Sam Andrew, “ ‘Cheap Thrills’ …
Maybe it was because her producer had fallen in love with her. Maybe it was because she found the right band again. Maybe it was because the songs were by legends. Whatever the reason, “Pearl” is Janis Joplin’s masterpiece.
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Goldmine says goodbye to these noteworthy men and women in music
A rock doc that combines re-enactments, archival footage and recent interviews with key figures in Joplin’s life.