How did a middle-class girl from Texas become a ’60s counter-cultural icon?
It’s been said Janis Joplin was second only to Bob Dylan as the ‘creator-recorder-embodiment of her generation’s mythology’.
What no one besides Holly George-Warren has captured in such intimate detail is the way Janis Joplin teetered between the powerful woman you hear in her songs and the little girl who just wanted to go home and feel emotionally safe there. The pain of that dichotomy fuelled her music – and ultimately killed her.
The prize: Win a copy of JANIS: Her life and Music by Holly George Warren in paperback
To enter: Complete the form below
Competition closes 15th December 2019