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50 Years Ago Janis Joplin Gave Her Breakthrough Performance of ‘Ball ‘n Chain’ at Monterey Pop Festival

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50 Years Ago Janis Joplin Gave Her Breakthrough Performance of ‘Ball ‘n Chain’ at Monterey Pop Festival

When music and film producer Lou Adler was asked about Janis Joplin’s performance of the Big Mama Thornton song he said,“No one to that point had seen a White girl sing the blues like she sang it. And she was a tough Texas girl, she lived really tough, she drank tough, she did drugs, too many and too tough. But as a vocalist, her performance at Monterey was also one of the great concert performances of all time.”

Joplin often referred to Big Mama Thorton as one of her musical influences.

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