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Jimmy Page says Janis Joplin was his drinking partner

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Jimmy Page says Janis Joplin was his drinking partner

Jimmy Page created the custom of celebrating important dates in his career – and music, in general – on Instagram. Now, he recalled his friendship with the iconic Janis Joplin. On Wednesday, Led Zeppelin’s guitarist recalled that on July 3, 1969, he was coming to the United States with his band to play at the Atlanta International Pop Festival. In addition to Led, other names like Joe Cocker, Chuck Berry, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Johnny Rivers, among others, appeared there to play.

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In his text, Page celebrates the date and still talks about Janis Joplin:

“On this day in 1969, I got a passport stamp to enter the US. Led Zeppelin were to play the now famous Atlanta Pop Festival two days later on the 5th, headlined by old drinking pal Janis Joplin.⁣⁣

Chuck Berry was in his air-conditioned Cadillac with blacked-out windows in the backstage area. As far as I know, he didn’t leave it. We hung out a bit before our spot but left soon after our set.⁣⁣

@LedZeppelin’s next date would be the Newport Jazz Festival.”

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American rock, soul, and blues singer-songwriter, and one of the most successful and widely known female rock stars of her era.
After releasing three albums, she died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27.

A fourth album, Pearl, was released in January 1971, just over three months after her death. It reached number one on the Billboard charts.

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