Kris Kristofferson, on Janis Joplin and her version of “Me and Bobby McGee”:

Well, Janis was, we were very close for a short amount of time. She had learned the song from Bobby Neuwirth, who worked with Bob Dylan a lot. Bobby Neuwirth had shown her the song before I knew Bobby either – it was Roger Miller’s version of it – and she learned the song. I never heard her sing it while we were together. I heard it the day after she died, when the producer asked me to come to the studio to hear what they had done, and she had recorded it. It was very difficult for me to listen to it for a long time… It still pulls my heart.

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    This is one of my Mom’s favorite songs. I always think of her when I hear it.
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    Good god, could you imagine?
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