Janis Joplin Episode 6: San Antonio’s Narcotics Squad, Fighting Heroin Addiction, and Going Full Frontal in the Canyon

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In her quest to become a true boss like one of her musical idols, Etta James, Janis Joplin and her band cut the fat and hire a visionary manager. He promises to take them to the top of the rock ‘n roll heap, but they must make him a promise. Meanwhile, life at the top looks to be every bit as insane as it was at the bottom, full of police harassment in San Francisco and naked pool parties in Los Angeles.

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