Tom Jones And Janis JoplinSaw this on YouTube and had to share. Had. To. A GREAT PERFORMANCE ...
When I was younger there was no bigger fan of Janis Joplin than me. When I got older I was so mad on how she died, literally could not listen to her for a long time. A lot of what happened to her was indirectly caused by the bulling and taunting at her in High School. Nowadays we see it has not stopped, and with the recent high school & college ageed students sucides in the news these past few weeks it just makes me sad all over again.
No one put a gun to the Pearl's head and said 'drink this', or 'shoot that' .. but you got to wonder how badly she felt as people went out of their way to make fun of her early in her life. She litterally ran to San Franscisco. Then the drugs really began. Being a gal from Texas, it was natural her drink of choice was Southern Comfort.
She died in 1970 at 27. To put it in perspective, Jimmy Johnson, former head coach of the Univ of Miami and the Dallas Cowboys, of The NFL PreGame Show on FOX TV .. went to High School with Janis.
Tom Jones is still kicking ***, has a new CD and was recently profiled on CBS' Sunday Morning wih Charles Osgood.