Sunday, January 10, 2021

Janis Joplin's 'Pearl' (ft Local Musicians) Turns 50 + Local Covers


Pearl, the final studio album from the unforgettable icon Janis Joplin was released 50 years ago this year. It was released January 11, 1971 - three months after her untimely death.

The legendary singer was backed up on the recording by the Full Tilt Boogie Band, an incredible group that featured area members like Ken Pearson on organ (Woodstock, ON) and Brad Campbell on bass (Milton). Rounding out the gang were Canadians John Till on guitar (Ronnie Hawkins and Janis' previous group, Kozmic Blues Band)and Richard Bell  (Ronnie Hawkinsthe Band). Clark 
Pierson was the American drummer.

Here are a few local acts covering the amazing song from this timeless album.

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