Phew I’m caught up again.
I have to go with Janis Joplin. Another Piece of My Heart, Bobby McGee, and Summertime are songs that just take me back to my youth.
“Piece of My Heart” is a romantic funk/soul love song written by Jerry Ragovoy and Bert Berns, it was originally recorded by Erma Franklin in 1967. The song got mainstream attention when Big Brother and the Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin … Although,the original version of “Piece of My Heart” was previously recorded by Aretha Franklin.
Me and Bobby McGee” was written by American singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson and originally performed by Roger Miller. Fred Foster shares the writing credit, as Kristofferson intended. A posthumously released version by Janis Joplin topped the U.S. singles … Later that year, Kris released his version. Interestingly Janis and Kris were lovers on and off.
I don’t know what it was but Janis Joplin, 1969 performance of Summertime … made her seem so much older and wiser than her then 26-years. … It’s been said that Janis was “the authority of a very old spirit.”.
Joplin’s death in October 1970 at age 27 stunned her fans and shocked the music world, especially when coupled with the death just 16 days earlier of another rock icon, Jimi Hendrix also at age 27. I mourned both of them.