Janis Joplin: Her Final Hours

Janis Joplin is the undisputed queen of rock and roll. It’s a fact that there had been no female superstar of rock before Janis came along. Her rule of thumb was if it feels good do it.

Janis also hides her self-destructive, darker side. She was a very troubled girl and a genius and at the same time she was looking for some kind of relief to not have to be Janis.

A blast of nearly pure heroin will end her short, dazzling career. This is the analysis on the life and death of Janis Joplin, the undisputed queen of rock and roll.

This riveting documentary (which plays out almost like a detective story) painstakingly unravels the still-disputed events which brought down the queen of rock ‘n’ roll.

You’ll revisit Janis’s early life and meteoric rise to fame, then discover how her out-of-control drug addiction and a cut of nearly pure heroin ended it all.

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  2. This is another great BBC program.
    Janis’ brother, former bandmates and road manager tell anecdotes about Janis’ career and private life.
    We hear stories from her childhood, high school and college years. then about the events that led to her death.
    On a personal note; she wasn’t the kind of person I would want to hang around with; a boozing, drugging. loud-mouthed drama queen. (but that’s just my opinion).
    Despite the dead peacock’s feathers protruding from her head, you cannot deny that she was an extremely talented, gutsy singer and performer.
    She was unique, that’s for sure!

  3. A very tasteful account of the short life of a genius. Thank you.