Scars of Sweet Paradise

Scars of Sweet Paradise

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Janis Joplin was the skyrocket chick of the sixties, the woman who broke into the boys' club of rock and out of the stifling good-girl femininity of postwar America. With her incredible wall-of-sound vocals, Joplin was the voice of a generation, and when she OD'd on heroin in October 1970, a generation's dreams crashed and burned with her. Alice Echols pushes past the legary Joplin-the red-hot mama of her own invention-as well as the familiar portrait of the screwed-up star victimized by the era she symbolized, to examine the roots of Joplin's muscianship and explore a generation's experiment with high-risk living and the terrible price it exacted. A deeply affecting biography of one of America's most brilliant and tormented stars, Scars of Sweet Paradise is also a vivid and incisive cultural history of an era that changed the world for us all.9. Trading. Her. Tomorrows. n August 1969, strung out and unhappy with her band, Janis played Woodstock. Most musicians managed to avoid the mud and the hassle, but not Janis. aquot;I cana#39;t fix in the tent, aquot; she complained to Peggy, whoa#39;danbsp;...

Title:Scars of Sweet Paradise
Author:Alice Echols
Publisher:Macmillan - 2000-02-15


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