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Show: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Network: (NBC) National Broadcasting Company
Date: Tuesday - July 20, 2004
Time: 11:35 pm - 12:35 am ET
Guests include political commentator Bill Maher and music by The Dead.
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Episode: Janis Joplin: Southern Discomfort
Network: (BIO) The Biography Channel
Date: Sunday - July 18, 2004
Time: 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm ET
Janis Joplin, Bob Weir
About: Janis Joplin: Southern Discomfort
She died before her final album was completed, of a heroin overdose, alone, in a motel room at the age of 27. It was just three years after she was discovered at the Monterey International Pop Festival.
"Rock Legends" week continues on A&E with BIOGRAPHY:JANIS JOPLIN, the story of the undisputed queen of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll; the woman who broke into the boy's club and out of the stifling good-girl femininity of postwar America. With incredible wall-of-sound vocals, Joplin was the white woman singing blues and soul with guts and force to forge a path that others would follow. A woman who courted danger and outrage with an image and lifestyle that inspired a generation. Born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1943, she began by singing folk in local coffee houses. She left Port Arthur and ended up in California, playing with Big Brother & the Holding Company at the Monterey Festival. Her show-stopping performance launched her into stardom. Three years of constant albums, tours, bands, drugs, drink and hard work followed, culminating in her final album Pearl. Confusion and stereotype surround Janis: the lesbian, the misfit, the rebel, the conformer, the junkie, the drinker, the genius and the lonely woman. The wild clothes and her "cackling" laugh
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