Final 24

2006, TV Show

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Biography's Final 24 Brings Janis Joplin Bandmate to the Fore

Last week the Biography Channel premiered Final 24. Using a mix of reenactments, archival footage and interviews, each episode recounts the last day in the life of a celebrity who met an untimely demise. The final 24 hours of legendary songstress Janis Joplin are studied in tonight's show (11 pm/ET). One of the interviewees tapped for the program was Joplin's longtime bandmate Sam Andrew. TVGuide.com spoke with the guitarist about Joplin's legacy, her tragic death and how he remembers the talented vocalist.

TVGuide.com: Why are people still fascinated with Janis Joplin's death?
Sam Andrew: Because she was one of those iconic figures like Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Judy Garland. Ever since the Greeks and probably long before, people have wanted to worship this goddess who died or was sacrificed in some way. It's tied to that.  Read Full Article

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Free | Xfinity Aired: 10/11/2006

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Biography's Final 24 Brings Janis Joplin Bandmate to the Fore

Last week the Biography Channel premiered Final 24. Using a mix of reenactments, archival footage and interviews, each episode recounts the last day in the life of a celebrity who met an untimely demise. The final 24 hours of legendary songstress Janis Joplin are studied in tonight's show (11 pm/ET). One of the interviewees tapped for the program was Joplin's longtime bandmate Sam Andrew. TVGuide.com spoke with the guitarist about Joplin's legacy, her tragic death and how he remembers the talented vocalist.

TVGuide.com: Why are people still fascinated with Janis Joplin's death?
Sam Andrew: Because she was one of those iconic figures like Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Judy Garland. Ever since the Greeks and probably long before, people have wanted to worship this goddess who died or was sacrificed in some way. It's tied to that. read more

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Premiered: April 16, 2006, on Discovery Channel
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Premise: A dead celebrity's final 24 hours are chronicled in this documentary series examining the causes behind the tragic endings.

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