Scars of Sweet Paradise

Scars of Sweet Paradise

The Life and Times of Janis Joplin

Book - 1999
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Janis Joplin was the skyrocket chick of the sixties, the woman who broke into the boys' club of rock and out of the stifling good-girl femininity of postwar America. With her incredible wall-of-sound vocals, Joplin was the voice of a generation, and when she OD'd on heroin in October 1970, a generation's dreams crashed and burned with her. Alice Echols pushes past the legary Joplin-the red-hot mama of her own invention-as well as the familiar portrait of the screwed-up star victimized by the era she symbolized, to examine the roots of Joplin's muscianship and explore a generation's experiment with high-risk living and the terrible price it exacted.

A deeply affecting biography of one of America's most brilliant and tormented stars, Scars of Sweet Paradise is also a vivid and incisive cultural history of an era that changed the world for us all.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 1999.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780805053876
0805053875
Branch Call Number: 782.42166092 Jopli-E
782/.42166/092/Jopli/-E 3588mb 1
Characteristics: xxii, 408 p. : ill.

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