Blown Away

John Byrne Cooke


Image No. 69-4-5 (Detail): Blown Away

Frankfurt, West Germany, April 12, 1969,
in performance with the Kozmic Blues Band

Janis's only European tour took her to Stockholm, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, Copenhagen, and London, where she sold out the Royal Albert Hall and had the staid Brits dancing in the aisles. In Frankfurt, American servicemen and their families made up most of the audience and Janis pulled out all the stops for them. No one was appreciating the note she was hitting at the moment I took this picture more than the bass player, Brad Campbell.

thumbnail of Janis with Autoharp thumbnail of Faster than Sound thumbnail of Janis Triumphant

Janis standing, in fur hat Janis looking left Janis with lips pursed Janis Rampant
thumbnail of Janis Angelic Janis and Sam rehearsing

More photos of Janis: Clark Pierson, Janis's drummer in the Full Tilt Boogie Band, took photos of Janis when he was touring with her in the summer of 1970. John Byrne Cooke is authorized by Clark Pierson to sell prints of these images and to license them for use in books and film. To See Clark Pierson's images of Janis click here

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Also available - Janis Joplin video: While traveling with Janis Joplin as her road manager, 1968-1970, John Byrne Cooke filmed Janis and her band members on Fuji 8mm film. This footage has been transferred to Beta-SP video. Approximately 85 minutes of video is available for consideration on a VHS window dub. This video footage is not for sale. It is available only for licensing to film and television producers with projects in active production. To inquire about viewing and licensing this footage, please first read the Licensing Information page and use the link there to send your inquiry.