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The Resource Janis : her life and music, Holly George-Warren

Janis : her life and music, Holly George-Warren

Label
Janis : her life and music
Title
Janis
Title remainder
her life and music
Statement of responsibility
Holly George-Warren
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was. Janis Joplin's first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues, music you could only find on obscure records and in roadhouses along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. But even before that, she stood out in her conservative oil town. She was a tomboy who was also intellectually curious and artistic. By the time she reached high school, she had drawn the scorn of her peers for her embrace of the Beats and her racially progressive views. Her parents doted on her in many ways, but were ultimately put off by her repeated acts of defiance. Janis Joplin has passed into legend as a brash, impassioned soul doomed by the pain that produced one of the most extraordinary voices in rock history. But in these pages, Holly George-Warren provides a revelatory and deeply satisfying portrait of a woman who wasn't all about suffering. Janis was a perfectionist: a passionate, erudite musician who was born with talent but also worked exceptionally hard to develop it. She was a woman who pushed the boundaries of gender and sexuality long before it was socially acceptable. She was a sensitive seeker who wanted to marry and settle down--but couldn't, or wouldn't. She was a Texan who yearned to flee Texas but could never quite get away--even after becoming a countercultural icon in San Francisco. Written by one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history, and based on unprecedented access to Janis Joplin's family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews, Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
George-Warren, Holly
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Joplin, Janis
  • Singers
  • Rock musicians
Label
Janis : her life and music, Holly George-Warren
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1076417963
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xv, 377 pages, [32] unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781476793108
Lccn
2018055881
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Label
Janis : her life and music, Holly George-Warren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1076417963
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xv, 377 pages, [32] unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781476793108
Lccn
2018055881
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)

Library Locations

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