Posts Tagged ‘Linda Waldron’

Janis Joplin and the Porche Ride for Bessie Smith

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Roe posted:
Janis Joplin – I know you rider
Janis Joplin / Big Brother and the holding company – I know you rider
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Roe Rossi
i dig this song so incredibly much. i gota learn this! she is sooo insane.♥

Daniel Brouse
did you get to meet leroy? linda was janis’s roommate / soulmate. do you know the story about janis droving a tombstone from san fransico to her idol’s grave… a lil’ cemetery near the philly airport. maybe we chould go clean up the grave some day?

Roe Rossi
nah i didn’t hear that? lets do it, i am soo down!(:

Daniel Brouse
yeah! i’m asking leroy for the details. i’ve a piece of janis’ lace we should take along for the fun of it :)

Roe Rossi
it’s official, we r going!

Helen Bass
bloody hell!!I remember having a soujourne to Pierre Le Chaise cemetery in Paris to visit Jim M and writers etc!

Daniel Brouse
there’s a little bit about leroy, linda and janis half way down the page at :

Kevin Hughes
probably Oaklawn cemetery on hook rd in Darby. Bessie Smith is also buried there.

Daniel Brouse
yeah, bessie smith. i’d like to meet up.

Roe Rossi
i wana visit with the lizard king, that would be awesomeee.(:

Helen Bass
and Oscar etc

Janis Joplin's Flower Power Painted Porsche

Janis Joplin's Flower Power Painted Porsche

LeRoy Montana
Linda told me Janis drove the stone across the USA by herself in that painted porche…
Linda and Janis had planned to do it together…
they both studied the blues (self taught)… Ma Rainy, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday
and lots of others less known… it’s in the books now, easy to find…
Linda and i went to the grave two or three times…
Janis had made a promise to put a stone on her grave… Bessie “died on the steps of a philadelphia hospital, Janis Joplin put a tombstone on the grave… and the smooth… tell me what happened to the smooth… ” from a Linda Waldron song… somewhere i have a copy…

Janis used to pick Linda up at the sanfrancisco airport in this porche, too…
she’d throw a fur coat over her just from honolulu and they’d party…

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