Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ball & Chain.

Janis Joplin singing Ball & Chain at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. One of my favorite live songs and videos. My ex-boyfriend recorded a music program on his DVR and I totally connected with this video. I'd curl up on his couch at night and watch it over and over again. It's funny to look at the shock and amazement on everyone's face in the audience (including Mama Cass). I also heard that this was the first show Janis spent a boat load of $$$$ on for a new more conservative outfit to impress the crowd. Enjoy!


  1. Ah that was amazing. I love that the audience remains seated through the whole performance LISTENING and mesmerized by the intensity of her delivery. She always and still does give me the chills with her presentation of any song. It's too bad she didn't love herself enough to stay with us. WE certainly loved her enough. And truly love the "pants suit" and the shoes. The videographer did a great job capturing her emoting through her heels. Thanks Julie what a nice break from the strains of the day!

  2. Awesome! That's such a great video! Her music is simple astounding! xooxxoo

  3. Fantastic video! Love Janis - she was so ahead of her time in many ways.

  4. i am obsessed with her


  5. you have a great collection!!!


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