Ken Pearson, Janis Joplin, Brad Campbell

John Byrne Cooke


Photo by Clark J. Pierson

Image No. CP4
Ken Pearson, Janis Joplin, Brad Campbell

Columbus, Ohio, June 1970

Janis relaxes with Full Tilt Boogie Band members Ken Pearson (organ) and Brad Campbell (bass) in a Columbus park on a day off between gigs. Full Tilt pianist Richard Bell is standing at rear.

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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: 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.