Pink Pays Tribute To Janis Joplin With “Me & Bobby McGee”- Sounds Incredibly Good
Pink pays tribute to Joplin with cover of Me & Bobby McGee
If any woman can cover Janis Joplin, I think it boils down to two incredible singers; PiNK, and Joss Stone. These women embody the power and energy thousands have yearned for since Joplin’s untimely death in 1970.
Written by Kris Kristofferson, who is responsible for hundreds of songs of hit songs for a wide variety of artist, also recorded many songs and appeared in several movies. It is rumored that Joplin and Kristofferson had a brief affair.
Kristofferson says; The song’s final defining image came to Kristofferson as he was driving in heavy rain to the airport for the flight home. “I went, ‘With them windshield wipers slapping time and Bobby clapping hands we finally sang up every song the driver knew.’ And that was it.”
This album was released shortly after Joplin died of a heroin overdose. Her death gave the album a lot of attention, and Pearl went to #1. This was the second song to hit #1 in the US after the artist had died. “Dock Of The Bay” by Otis Redding was the first.
If you’re a Joplin fan like me, its always nice to see great covers, and I think Joplin would have been proud of this one!