It took a few attempts before Janis Joplin’s relocation from Texas to California became permanent. It took secret road trips under the cover of darkness. And visits by tough bikers looking to collect a debt. But Janis was tough, too, tough enough to give out piece after piece of her heart along the way.
SOURCES Janis: Her Life and Music, by Holly George-Warren
Neil Diamond, The Bitter End NYC (Albums That Should Exist)
Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues, by Joel Selvin
Neil Diamond: His Life, His Music, His Passion, by Laura Jackson
The Gas House: Beatniks vs. Neatniks and the Battle for Venice Beach’s Soul (KCET)