Submitted by Suzy

“Back in 1969 I had the good fortune to see Janis Joplin in concert in Frankfurt Germany. It was either in late March or early April of that year. We drove up to Frankfurt, about a 2 hour drive from where we lived, in a VW bug with heavy winds on the Autobahn, scary. I don’t remember where the concert was held, it wasn’t a huge venue though. She was great, she gave a fabulous concert and then invited the audience to stay for a second concert that was being filmed by German Television (have never seen the footage on that one). So we actually saw a 4 hour concert. She sang her heart out.

She was no longer with Big Brother and had her own band. I remember the sax player was terrific. One of the guys with us went back stage after the concert and took my Album, “Cheap Thrills” and got me her autograph! I still have that Album, wouldn’t sell for anything. All and all, one of the best concerts I’ve been to. Sure do miss the “Good Old Days”, sometimes.”

spring 1969 - Janis Joplin signed album

Suzy’s signed copy of ‘Cheap Thrills’