Tensions rise in the ranks of Big Brother and the Holding Company as it becomes increasingly obvious that Janis is looking to strike out on her own. The MC5 blows minds in Detroit. Leonard Cohen comes up short in New York. And one of Janis’ bandmates decides he’s done with it all.
Janis: Her Life and Music, by Holly George-Warren
Five Things You Might Not Know About the MC5 (Rhino)
How Leonard Cohen Met Janis Joplin at the Chelsea Hotel (Rolling Stone)
Panther, Panther Burning Bright (Miami New Times)
Do I Remember the ‘68 DNC Riots? Dude, I Played Them (The Daily Beast)
The Motherfuckers (Rolling Stone)
Remembering Janis Joplin: Performing with The Grateful Dead (Jambase)