August 12, 1970, at Harvard Stadium Janis Joplin turned it into a concert arena and what would have been her final public performance.
40,000 crowd were waiting restlessly, and almost riot had occurred – they were waiting to see Janis Joplin.
While her last performance was poorly documented — rare photographs and audio tracks surfaced on the internet. One of the attendees during the concert was Peter Warrack, and his partner, Kevin McElroy who captured, with a Nixon camera, her final public performance. Warrack passed away since, but the photographs were recovered by the House of Roulx.
Janis Joplin’s final performance was Summertime, she played the last concert of her life with the group “Full Tilt Boogie Band.” A few months later she was found dead at the Landmark Hotel due to heroin overdose on October 4, 1970.
Keep going on the rare performance audio track of “Summertime” by Janis Joplin below: