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Eyewitness: Janis Joplin's Last 24 Hours

Johnny Black, Q, October 1997

It's October 3, 1970 and after an exhausting tour Janis Joplin and her new group, the Full Tilt Boogie Band are holed up in Sunset Sound, Hollywood, working on a new album. Joplin's about to finish her version of 'Me And Bobby McGhee'. In 24 hours she'll be found dead.

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