First Aired: September 9, 2000
The life of rock legend Janis Joplin (1943-1970) is recalled through interviews with classic blues guitarist B.B. King, country singer Meredith Brooks, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and former Arista Records chief Clive Davis. Topics include her Texas childhood, her move to California, her rise to fame with Big Brother and the Holding Company after their 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival, her departure to form Kozmic Blues, and her 1970 death from a heroin overdose.
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- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: Interviews and archival clips chronicle celebrity lives, emphasizing, wherever possible, details that are lurid or controversial. (more)