FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Get It While You Can’ Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer-songwriter who sang rock, soul, and blues music. One of the most successful and widely known rock stars of her era, she was noted for her powerful mezzo-soprano vocals and “electric” stage presence.

Joplin died of a heroin overdose in 1970 aged 27. On Sunday evening, October 4, 1970, she was found dead on the floor of her hotel room


Joplin’s hotel room


Don Matthews
October 2021

Published by donmatthewspoetry

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2 thoughts on “FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Get It While You Can’ Janis Joplin

  1. Janis
    you were different
    from the folks in Port Arthur
    the industrial steam
    did not offer you
    freedom of creation
    your heart was dying
    from the lack of belonging
    they laughed at you
    for your pioneer expression
    they rejected you
    for your diamond sparks
    you dimmed your light
    by being mellow
    if you didn’t
    they would fall with
    hostile cuss
    you were a firecracker
    short lived
    a fulfilled life in explosion
    the world paid attention to
    who you are


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