It’s A Real Show-Stopper
This is one of the obvious reasons why no one will ever come close to Janis Joplin. She wasn’t just any other musician, she was a rock goddess and her voice is just phenomenal. Her grungy, raspy, blues-y voice was absolutely iconic, and there really hasn’t been another one like her, since. The ATV variety show “This Is Tom Jones” featured big names from the music industry but Janis was always our favorite guest.
And as you can see, they were both enjoying this performance and were just having a grand time on stage!
“Then with Janis Joplin, God bless her, she said to me when she came on, “Look, I don’t do variety shows; I’m only doing it because it’s you.” So she saw through it. Then when Janis and I did the rehearsal for Raise Your Hands she looked at me and said, “Jesus, you can really sing!” (laughs) I thought, thank God people like Janis Joplin had taken note.” – Tom Jones
Don’t you just love how good they both sound? Man, we can only wish today’s music is still as incredible as this! When television actually featured talented artists and musicians.