Janis Joplin and Paul Rothchild

John Byrne Cooke


Photo by Clark J. Pierson

Image No. CP3
Janis Joplin and Paul Rothchild

Los Angeles, summer 1970

Paul Rothchild had already produced best-selling albums for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the Doors when he met with Janis to talk about producing her next album. The result of their collaboration was her last, and best, studio album, "Pearl," and her only no. 1 single, "Me and Bobby McGee."

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Please note: The use of images of Janis Joplin for commercial purposes is controlled by the Janis Joplin Estate. To inquire about commercial use of Janis's image, please email Kenny Nemes: kenny@jamincla.com. If you are interested in using one or more of Clark Pierson's or John Byrne Cooke's photographs of Janis for a commercial product, please include that information, including image numbers and titles, in your inquiry.

Also available - Janis Joplin video: While traveling with Janis Joplin as her road manager, John Byrne Cooke filmed Janis and her band members on Fuji Single-8 film. This film has color superior to Kodak Super-8 and is undimmed by the passage of 40 years. John's footage provides a unique and intimate view of Janis offstage as well as on. Approximately 98 minutes of this film has been transferred to video in scene-by-scene wet-gate transfers by Brodsky & Treadway of Rowley, Mass. For licensing, Beta SP copies will be provided. The film will only be licensed to film and television producers with projects in active production.

The footage is available for consideration on two window-dub DVDs. To inquire about viewing and licensing this footage, please first read the Licensing Information page and use the link there to send your inquiry.