Faster than Sound

John Byrne Cooke


Image No. 68-6-36: Faster than Sound

Janis Joplin and Sam Andrew, Big Brother and the Holding Company performance, Houston, Texas, November 23, 1968

Janis looking left Janis Rampant

Janis standing, in fur hat Janis Triumphant Janis's bass player blown away by her singing Janis with lips pursed
Janis Angelic Janis with Autoharp 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

Please note: The use of images of Janis Joplin for commercial purposes is controlled by Fantality Corporation. To inquire about commercial use of Janis's image, please email If you are interested in using one of John Byrne Cooke's photographs of Janis for a commercial product, please include that information in your inquiry.

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.