The music, obsessions and passions. For the first time in Australia, a production about a rock immortal whose individuality became a hallmark that both shocked and inspired a generation and to this day touches all ages. On 4th October 1970, Janis Joplin was found dead from a heroin overdose. Lonely, sad and on the inevitable self destructive path of a junkie, Janis was ironically also headed for far greater personal and musical success with her critically acclaimed album Pearl. Released after her death and embraced by the world then and today as a triumphant album that fuses, rock, jazz and blues with a gritty flavour that marked an era of change. Pearl – The Janis Joplin Story is an interpretational musical presentation, celebrating a woman who exploded onto the music scene and quickly became the queen of rock ‘n’ roll and mother of thrift-shop vintage funk. Best remembered for her rebellious lifestyle, her distinctive voice and liberal outlook on life and love. She joined the infamous ‘27 Club’. Joplin continually left audiences speechless with unforgettable hits like Cry Baby and Me and Bobby McGee, Move Over and many more. Paying homage to the legacy of a captivating woman who stunned fans with her extraordinary performances and simultaneously shattered stereotypes, leaving a life-long impression in the rock ‘n’ roll world.
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