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  • Author Existence Failure: The 'peace and love' hippie era didn't end well, and Janis' untimely passing was a major factor in that. Plus, her death was all the more tragic because with the Full Tilt Boogie Band she'd finally found a good compatible backing band, after the enthusiastic-but-sloppy Big Brother & The Holding Company and the talented-but-stiff Kozmic Blues Band.
  • Name's the Same: The original drummer for Big Brother and the Holding Company was named Chuck Jones.
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  • Short-Lived Big Impact: A key player in women coming onto the rock scene; everyone from Paramore to P!nk owes something to this gal. She died at just age 27.
  • What Could Have Been: If only Jim Morrison was sober that night...
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