Texas Highways on Janis Joplin’s Texas Roots: “Piece of My Heart”

Texas Highways on Janis Joplin’s Texas Roots:  “Piece of My Heart”

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“This summer marks 50 years since a 23-year-old from Port Arthur moved to San Francisco to become a pioneering female rock star,” is the lead-in for “Piece of My Heart: Janis Joplin’s Texas Roots.”

Michael Corcoran shares her story in the August, 2016 issue of “Texas Highways” magazine, in a spread featuring a list of Port Arthur stops and other sites significant in her life. Shannon Brady’s illustration and photos by Will van Overbeek and Brandon Jakobeit tie the spread together.¬† Get a glimpse of a replica of Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche featured at Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur.

Here’s more from the feature:

“Joplin is among the musicians featured in the Museum of the Gulf Coast’s Music Hall of Fame, along with legends like George Jones, Johnny¬†and Edgar Winter, swing trumpet great Harry James, and the Big Bopper.”

 

 

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