On October 4 WTTW’s Chicago Tonight ran the second of a two-part story on their ArtsBeat blog about the 43rd anniversary of Janis Joplin’s untimely death at the age of 27. Chicago journalist Dorothy Andries recalls her first-hand experience of covering Joplin’s last Chicago-area show for Pioneer Press on August 4, 1970, at Ravinia, just a mere two months before her passing. Just the day before her Ravinia performance, she was a guest on The Dick Cavett Show and put on one heck of a performance! Check out Part I and Part II at the ArtsBeats blog!
“...She was not just entertaining us, she was in another zone, she was pouring out her soul. It was stunning, breathtaking, frightening too because it was so fierce, so drastic, so raw.” —Dorothy Andries