Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue is a Documentary programme.

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Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue

Documentary which brings to life the paradox of rock star Janis Joplin - both insecure and brazen, with interviews from old band members, unseen audio and video, plus readings from Janis's letters home to her parents. It offers new understanding of a bright, complex woman whose surprising rise and sudden demise changed music forever. Janis Joplin is one of the most revered singers of all time. She thrilled millions of listeners with her powerful, soulful voice and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1971 at the age of 27. The film includes some of her most iconic performances which embodied the musical and cultural revolution of the 1960s. Yet her onstage bravado and uninhibited sexual persona hid hurt and insecurity stemming from her childhood in conservative Texas. On relocating to San Francisco and discovering the blues, Janis found an outlet for her loneliness and fell into a community that would embrace and celebrate her talent.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 90 minutes (approx)

When is Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 March 5th, 1:05am. See more...