Felix In Hollywood

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Oh, To Have Been There!

On November 27, 1969, The Rolling Stones performed at Madison Square Garden.  Their opening act was The Ike and Tina Turner Revue.  During Ike and Tina's set a surprise guest came on stage...Janis Joplin...

I have been to the Garden and can vouch for the fact that it still has a roof, though I'm not sure how!


Miss Janey said...

Miss J can only imagine how electric this must have been.

a Bohemian Market said...

Unfortunately I did not make that set yet in San Francisco Janis was always nice and friendly; particularly in the Haight. The Cow palace. In the Fillmore : )
It never ended. I am 61 now and the memories I have are lasting : ) Her girlfriend Peggy was cool all of the time. The days of the Haight and Hollywood Blvd and the Tourist Trap are still vivid for me : )
My friend, her name was carol but she went by paula, came home in a light sky blue convertible el derado from being friends with Ike : )
To sill be alive and remember; those were the days my Friend!!!

FelixInHollywood said...

Oh carole!!!

What a welcome treat your comments were. How great to have been there. I hope you'll visit and comment again.

ayeM8y said...

Wow I can't even begin to come close to any of that up above!

I saw the Stones in 1979 at the Super Dome in New Orleans when I was 15. Got really high. Then again in 2006 in Boston. Not nearly as high.

Great memories though. No convertible dammit.

normadesmond said...

i must have had something better
to do on november 27, 1969...oh well.

Stephen said...

That is a moment that I regret not experiencing. Did you ever sleep with Mick Jagger?

normadesmond said...

very good stephen.

FelixInHollywood said...

@ Stephen.

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