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Janis Joplin Died This Day, 47-Years Ago (October 4, 1970) — 3 Months Ahead Of ‘Pearl’.

by Anura Guruge


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My 1971 copy of ‘Pearl’. Shot with my TABLET (for ease)!



I remember hearing about her death. I was NOT a big fan of hers at the time. I only got into ‘her’ once ‘Pearl‘ came out — and “Me & Bobby McGee” is one of my ‘go-to’ favorite songs.

In October 1970 I was 17-years old and had just started my second (and last year) at Mill Hill. Music was BIG at Mill Hill. All the kids, this being a private school in North London, had the money to buy LPs etc.

That I still have ‘Pearl’ in LP form, 46-years later is a miracle. I only have (and I just counted) 42 LPs, from what was a library of over 650 LPs in mid-1980s. That ‘Pearl’ made the cut, over and over again, as I culled my collection says a lot for Janice.

I have no sympathy, patience, time or empathy for the rich-and-famous who have addiction problems — and die from it. To me that is sheer indulgence. Walk in my SHOES to see what it is like to have a HARD LIFE and the most I take is a glass of red wine a day. So, there is that.

Anywho …

She was special. Pity she killed herself — and for what. She had ALL to live for! That is the shame.


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The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” LP Was Released This Day 48-Years Ago; September 26, 1969.

by Anura Guruge


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I think I remember this. I had just started at Mill Hill — my London boarding school. Music was BIG at Mill Hill, the kids, in general, affluent enough to indulge in their musical tastes in terms of LPs, record players etc.

In later years I would become EXTREMELY familiar with ‘Abbey Road’, the road and the iconic pedestrian crossing. Abbey Road was ‘next door’ to MY ‘Holy of Holies’ in LondonLord’s Cricket Ground.

When I started going to Lord’s for Test Matches and Middlesex matches, mid-1970s to 1985, I would park, for FREE, on Abbey Road — a bit further up north, and walk down to Lord’s. Often I would cross the pedestrian crossing for fun.

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