Rare Footage Of Janis Joplin In Her Natural State, Singing “Me And Bobby McGee” On The Spot
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Canadian National Airways Train|The Festival Express, 1970
This vintage, inedit footage captures Janis Joplin singing “Me and Bobby McGee” on the Festival Express Tour. Her humor and care-free attitude is what she was known for, and that personality is captured in this clip.
Fun Fact: The Festival Express was a tour that hit three Canadian cities: Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary. The group, including The Grateful Dead and The Band, took to the tour by chartered bus, which turned into a drunken jam session party between stops.
Janis’ distinct voice warms our hearts and seeing her crammed in a train car jamming away with friends, this must have been where she was happiest.