Me And Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin
They’d never have let her succeed in the music industry today, you know. Which probably means that she wouldn’t have died so young, then, so I dunno how you’d score that.
This is in my top ten songs of all time, and my second-favorite cover (right behind Jimi Hendrix, _All Along The Watchtower_). You can tell that a cover song is done really really well when you don’t even think of it as a cover.
Succeed is such a flexible word.
I think she’d be able to sign with a Rounder Records sub-division, and have Susan Tedeschi levels of success.
But is being a accomplished musician and perennial grammy nominee “success”, if almost no one knows who you are?
Do the checks clear?
If you ignore the concept of “opportunity costs”.
A lot of the artists I know never get that far. 🙁
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