Janis Joplin Graces ‘Rolling Stone’ Cover: Rock N’ Roll Diary Extra

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Today in 1969, Rolling Stone hit newsstands with Janis Joplin on the cover. It would be one of the last times the legendary singer would appear on the cover while she was still alive.

22484 lg Janis Joplin Graces Rolling Stone Cover: Rock N Roll Diary Extra

The issue sold for 35 cents, a far cry from the dollars we shell out today for magazines! Sadly, one of the headlines on the cover was a horrible omen for Joplin: A Report on Janis Joplin: The Judy Garland of Rock?

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Joplin would die 19 months later at the age of 27, less than a month after Jimi Hendrix.

But her spirit has lived on and will live on forever, touching the hearts of female singers everywhere to this day. It can still be argued that no greater female rock singer has ever existed.

Do you have any great lasting memories of Janis Joplin? Do you remember first seeing this magazine on the newsstands?


[Source: Rolling Stone]

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