Quotation Of The Week: Janis Joplin's Final 'Burst Onto The Stage'

What’s This? A newish feature. Each week, we’re going to pick a newsworthy or huh?-worthy or whoa-worthy quotation that stuck with us.

OK, What’s This Quotation? Forty-five years ago this week — on Aug. 12, 1970 — Janis Joplin held her final concert. It was in front of an estimated 40,000 spectators at Harvard Stadium. She died two months later.

Newly found photos, by Peter Warrack, offer close-up views of Joplin. Warrack was seated near the front with his boyfriend, Kevin McElroy.

Where Can I Find Out More About This Topic? More photos and a video from the concert are available on the House of Roulx website.

How About Previous Quotations Of The Week? They’re all here.

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