Janis Joplin & Bessie Smith....tribute memorial.....

Steve Ahola steveahola@ca.astound.net
Thu Apr 26 04:45:08 EDT 2007


Dick Waterman wrote:
> In a message dated 4/24/07 12:37:34 PM, defrosterz@yahoo.com writes:
> 
> 
>>   .....why is there no 'tribute' to Janis?....and who wants to help start a 
>> campaign to at least erect a marker for her , one of the greatest blues 
>> singers, at least somewhere?.....Port Arthur? San Francisco?...even in 
>> LA?.......wonder if any of the great musicians  of the '70s would donate at least 
>> $50....? ...shoot, we could get at least a  'headstone' for several hundred 
>> bucks.....wtf ?......
>>   
>>
> 
> She was pretty much hated in her home town and she never had anything good to 
> say about them either.
> 
> Her brother and sister are her estate and they have gotten quite wealthy from 
> use of her image. Why should Blues-L step up first when there is plenty of 
> family money available?
> 

Good point! And I bet Columbia could afford to erect another Lincoln 
Memorial with all of the money they've made selling her albums...

Steve Ahola

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