Janis Joplin played the last concert of her life here with the Full Tilt Boogie Band on August 12, 1970. She died a few months later at the Landmark Hotel.
“The powers-that-be at Harvard in 1970, I’m not sure how thrilled they were with the whole hippie movement that was going on,” says Ken Zambello, a professor of rock history at Berklee College of Music. 1970 was sort of a turning point in that the first first phases of “selling out” started to rear its ugly head. Promoters wanted to charge $10 to experience that counterculture.”
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