RSS Subscribe

News Archive





Top Tags
quotes
photos
history
1968
1969
1970
little girl blue
rolling stone
one night with janis joplin
a night with janis joplin
pearl
david dalton
mojo
cheap thrills
amy berg
new york times
1971
1966
flashback
laura joplin

More Tags...
LATEST NEWS

19 news items tagged as david dalton:



Quote of the Day
2 January 2017 @ 10:55 am

"[She was] a nubile hippy goddess, the ecstatic child-woman of your outrageous fantasies, the distillation of everything Haight-Ashbury stood for." - David Dalton on seeing Janis in 1966.

more >>



Pearl
14 December 2016 @ 11:53 am

"This is the Janis the world knows as Pearl. The feathers, the bells, the slingback shoes always looked suspiciously mature on Janis - like a child's put-on. The way she shuffled about in her pointy heels gave her outfit the effect of 'dressing up'. Pearl was a child's idea of an adult - a movie star." - David Dalton on the birth of "Pearl."

more >>



Quote of the Day
5 December 2016 @ 9:15 am

"Against the busy saw-mill drone of Big Brother's guitars and ecstatic yelpings is that voice. It numbs you to all but its own engulfing presence." - David Dalton describing Janis' voice, 1966.

more >>



Quote of the Day
25 November 2016 @ 8:31 am

"She'd morphed from the radiant child I knew in San Francisco into a kind of psychedelic Queen Victoria - wreathed in multi-coloured boas and wearing purple-tinted granny glasses." - David Dalton, MOJO

more >>



Quote of the Day
14 November 2016 @ 8:02 am

"[She is] a nubile hippy goddess, ecstatic child-woman of your outrageous fantasies, the distillation of everything Haight-Ashbury stood for: pure kozmic joy, jumping-out-of-your-skin energy, and dish-ran-away-with-the-spoon looniness." - David Dalton, "Janis Joplin: Soul Sacrifice"

more >>



Quote of the Day
22 August 2016 @ 8:00 am

"Janis was utterly democratic. She would engage in conversation with absolutely anyone." - David Dalton

more >>



Quote of the Day
7 October 2015 @ 10:49 am

"She somehow managed to separate the desperately reflective side of her character from her music and her presence on stage." - David Dalton, 1972.

more >>



Quote of the Day
3 July 2015 @ 8:15 am

"In its new context, her voice can go through its almost impossible series of changes: laughing and crying in the same line, singing harmony with itself, cracking up, and finally, taking off into the breathtaking and suspenseful endings, a mind-blowing collage of sound patterns that make her now, more than ever, one of the really great gospel/blues singers of all time." - David Dalton, 1970

more >>



Quote of the Day
8 April 2015 @ 7:40 am

"In truth, Janis was far more of a beatnik than a card-carrying hippy, and, like most Beats, far more intellectual than your average tie-dyed, 'shroom-chewing pot head. She would discuss anything on earth." - David Dalton, 2000.

more >>



They say you can tell a lot about a woman by what she carries in her purse
4 March 2015 @ 7:27 am

"... guitar picks, a bottle of Southern Comfort (empty), a hip flask, an opened package of complementary macadamia nuts from American Airlines, cassettes of Johnny Cash and Otis Redding, gum, sunglasses, credit cards, aspirin, assorted pens and writing pad, a corkscrew, an alarm clock, a copy of Time, and two hefty books - Nancy Milford's biography of Zelda Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward, Angel." - David Dalton describing the contents of Janis' purse in his book, "Piece Of My Heart".

more >>



Quote of the Day
17 December 2014 @ 7:45 am

"Janis reads a lot, and these books (Tender Is the Night; Look Homeward, Angel; The Crack-Up) that she lugged about with her on her journeys had a curious effect, that almost approached possession, on her subterranean personal life, their words and images, like spores falling on fertile inner tracts, pollinating her daydreams." - David Dalton on Janis. What are you reading over the holidays?

more >>



Quote of the Day
3 December 2014 @ 7:30 am

"All of a sudden someone threw me in this rock 'n' roll band. They threw these musicians at me, man, and the sound was coming from behind... And I decided then and there that that was it. I never wanted to do anything else..." - Janis Joplin on her time with BBHC, as quoted in David Dalton's book Piece Of My Heart: A Portrait Of Janis Joplin

more >>



Quote of the Day
8 October 2014 @ 7:37 am

"Here comes Janis Joplin, diva of the Haightgeist, a living, breathing R. Crumb hippy chick in blue jeans and peasant blouse, cascading with beads and baubles." - David Dalton on Janis.

more >>



Quote of the Day
20 August 2014 @ 7:58 am

"'I permit them to dance,' she yelled to a burly sergeant-at-arms, 'in fact, I demand it!'" David Dalton wrote for the Rolling Stone issue that came out on August 6, 1960 with the iconic photo of Janis on the cover.

more >>



The Festival Express Tour
30 June 2014 @ 7:40 am

The Festival Express Tour started on June 28 in 1970 and went until July 4. On this trip, "Janis played a funky Eleanor of Aquitaine - Catherine the Great queen to a court of jamming musicians including the Grateful Dead, Delaney and Bonnie, Buddy Guy, Eric Andersen, and Ian and Sylvia." - David Dalton, (Rolling Stone, 1972) #JuneIsForJanis

more >>



Quote of the Day
20 June 2014 @ 7:49 am

"June 21, 1967. Summer Solstice celebrations in Golden Gate Park. Swarms of screaming, dancing hippies... Janis is standing in front of the [illegally parked] vehicle..."

more >>



Quote of the Day
23 May 2014 @ 7:38 am

"Janis mirrored her past, throwing all her pain and humiliation back at us in shattered images. It was as if she would only be complete when these relentless reflections were seen and absorbed by others, and thus ceased to be." - David Dalton in his book on Janis, Piece of My Heart.

more >>



Quote of the Day
9 May 2014 @ 12:41 pm

"Janis is the presiding spirit of the journey, the Bacchanalian Little Red Riding Hood with her bag full of tequila and lemons, lurching from car to car like some tropical bird with streaming feathers, defying the sun to interrupt our revels with another day." - David Dalton describing Janis on the Festival Express.

more >>



Quote of the Day
31 March 2014 @ 8:28 am

David Dalton referred to Janis as "Our Lady Of The Perpetual Party." in his biography "Piece of My Heart." List your perfect playlist for the Church of Janis!

more >>