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David Dalton, Rolling Stone, 17 February 1972

"I’M GOING to write a book about you," David Dalton told Janis Joplin when she was beginning her first tour with her Full Tilt Boogie band in Louisville, Kentucky.

"Honey," Janis replied in partying manner and with an eye to the future, "if you can pay for the plane tickets, then you can follow me around for the rest of my life."

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