woensdag 6 april 2016

Janis Joplin, houses and places

Lombardy Street in Port Arthur Texas
 

Janis Joplin in the front yard of her house on Lombardy Street in Port Arthur Texas

 Lyon Street apartment
 
 
The house on the left, 122 Lyon Street, was home to Janis Joplin
 
635 Ashbury Street San Francisco, CA
Joplin lived there with Peggy Caserta in 1967
 
 
 
 
 
Noe Street 
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 The inside of the house nowadays. janisjoplin.com/forum/viewtopic
 
  
 
 
Janis and George in Janis's bedroom at 892 Noe Street, San Francisco
 
 
 
Chelsea Hotel New York
 
 
Every room at the Chelsea tells its own story. In # 205, welsh poet Dylan Thomas, who reputedly inspired young Zimmerman to change his name to Bob Dylan, fell into a fatal coma after having 18 whiskies in a row. # 100 was once occupied by Sid Vicious, bass player with The Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungeon. On the morning of October 11, 1978 Spungeon was found in the bathroom, stabbed to death. Viscious, arrested under suspicion of murder, died shortly thereafter of a heroin overdose. Jimi Hendrix lived, loved and experimented here, with drugs and other things. Janis Joplin did not only have a love affair with Southern Comfort but also had a short liaison with Leonard Cohen. leonardcohenfiles
The Landmark Hotel

Old footage of the hotel and room Janis stayed in when she died. It was called The Landmark Hotel, but has since changed to The Highland Gardens. examiner/janis-joplin-her-final-hours

 
 
 
Janis Joplin's redwood-studded home at the time of her death in 1970. The hard-living rocker died at age 27 from a drug overdose in a Los Angeles hotel room. She had lived in the wood-shingled, creekside house less than two years. There were sightings of Doors singer Jim Morrison and singer Kris Kristofferson, who wrote "Me and Bobby McGee" which became a Joplin hit after she died. Nearly 40 years later, there are still remnants of Joplin's short stay in the house, including a small bar made from redwood burl and wall paneling made by the carpenter who did much of the striking artistic woodwork that was featured in the interior of The Trident restaurant, a popular Sausalito watering hole during the 1970s. There's also a 4-foot-high dog door next to the front door that Joplin had installed for her St. Bernard. A bathroom includes a tiled sunken bath and shower below a skylight that looks out into the towering redwoods. Joplin's pool table still stands in the family room. "She loved Marin; she bought a house in Larkspur in Baltimore Canyon. That’s when she had the Full Tilt Boogie Band and met Kris Kristofferson, who was not famous at all. We’d sit around and sing country music in her house and then we’d go out and ride in her Porsche. The three of us would ride in that car together through downtown San Rafael. Janis, Kris, and me, driving down the street, waving. It was like the procession of the Queen. Everybody knew who Janis was. Nobody really knew who I was or Kris but we had a really fun time." (Sam Andrew of Big Brother & the Holding Company)
 
 
 

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  1. Hello, I see that you are using one of my photos : https://www.flickr.com/photos/lookingforjanis/6099526264/in/album-72157627611527831/
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