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The Resource On the road with Janis Joplin, John Byrne Cooke

On the road with Janis Joplin, John Byrne Cooke

Label
On the road with Janis Joplin
Title
On the road with Janis Joplin
Statement of responsibility
John Byrne Cooke
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1967, as the new sound of rock and roll was taking over popular music, John Byrne Cooke was at the center of it all. As a member of D.A. Pennebaker's film crew, he witnessed the astonishing breakout performances of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival that June. Less than six months later, he was on a plane to San Francisco, taking a job as road manager for Janis and her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. From then on, Cooke was Joplin's road manager amid a rotating cast of musicians and personnel, a constant presence behind the scenes as the woman called Pearl took the world by storm. Cooke was there when Janis made the difficult decision to leave Big Brother and form a new band. He was with her when the Kozmic Blues Band toured Europe in the spring of 1969, when they performed at Woodstock in August, and when Janis and Full Tilt Boogie took their famous Festival Express train trip across Canada. He accompanied Janis to her friend and mentor Ken Threadgill's 70th birthday party, and was at her side when she attended her tenth high school reunion in Port Arthur, Texas. This intimate memoir spans the years he spent with Janis, from her legendary rise to her tragic last days. Cooke tells the whole incredible story as only someone who lived it could
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooke, John Byrne
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML420.J77
LC item number
C66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Joplin, Janis
  • Joplin, Janis
  • Rock musicians
Label
On the road with Janis Joplin, John Byrne Cooke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890107315
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 414 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780425274118
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014034647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890107315
Label
On the road with Janis Joplin, John Byrne Cooke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890107315
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 414 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780425274118
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014034647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890107315

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