JANIS Excerpt

Available on DVD through www.umbrellaent.com.au

How did a quiet suburban kid from Port Arthur, Texas develop into one of the greatest American rock singers in history?

Considered both “The Queen of Rock and Roll” and “The Queen of Psychedelic Soul,” for her dynamic vocal talent and larger than life stage presence, Janis Joplin’s life was a classic tale of triumph and tragedy.

Affectionately known to her closest friends as Pearl, the short and electrifying career of singer Janis Joplin (1943-1970) is chronicled by documentary filmmaker Howard Alk, incorporating family photos, interviews and classic concert clips, to create an honest portrait of the dynamic, self-destructive R&B singer who left behind a legacy of high energy performances and soulful music.

An artist as spontaneous and unpredictable off-stage as on, Janis Joplin’s breakthrough performance with Big Brother and The Holding Company at the Monterey Pop Festival solidified her career and her appearance at Woodstock in 1969 captured the attention of a generation.

Featuring the classic tracks: ‘Mercedes Benz’, ‘Ball and Chain’, ‘Tell Mama’, ‘Kozmic Blues’, ‘Cry Baby’, ‘Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)’, ‘Move Over’, ‘Comin` Home’, ‘Summertime’, ‘Can`t Turn You Loose’, ‘Maybe’, ‘Piece of My Heart’, ‘Me And Bobby McGee’.

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