# CDXLII…Excerpting Again…

As tomorrow’s date is just another in the long line of entries to this blog that ring a bell in my psyche, today, January 19th, I covered in my book (still on sale on Amazon for $9.99; bargain for all the work LOL)…and I figured that I would share this with you; it (the excerpting, I mean) may be the last one on this blog for awhile…

# x…”Piece of My Heart”…

Perhaps the most iconic song of the career of the late Janis Joplin (1943-1970), it also describes the feelings of this writer, in terms of where she places in my all-time favorite recording artists; an historic song which could have led this star to greater heights than she achieved in her very short, drug-addled life.

Although the above song was one of two that propelled her to stardom (the other being the classic “Down on Me”), it wasn’t until after her death that she charted her only Number One hit, the always popular “Me and Bobby McGee”.  At the young age of 27, she is a shining example of what the heavier drugs can do to a brilliant person and her light will be forever missed!

Also, celebrating today as their birthday are; late “All in the Family” matriarch Jean Stapleton (1923-2013), actress Tippi Hedren (“The Birds”) was born in 1930, The Everly Brothers’ Phil Everly (1939-2014), former WWF/E personality Pat Patterson (1941), country music icon Dolly Parton (1946) and author/chef Paula Deen was born in 1947.

Late 80’s rocker Robert Palmer, whose hits included “Addicted to Love” and “Simply Irresistible” (1949-2003), former New York Mets’ southpaw Jon Matlack (1950), actor Desi Arnaz, Jr. (1953), “Sons of Anarchy”’s Katey Sagal (1954), comedian Paul Rodriguez (1955), popular artist Thomas Kinkade (1958) and late NFL star Junior Seau (1969-2012) continue today’s list.

Finishing the roster are; comedian Shawn Wayans (1971), actress Drea de Matteo (1972), current WWE personality “R-Truth”, aka Ron Killings (1972), Apocalyptica’s (cello-based rock group…look ‘em up) Antero Manninen was born in 1973, “Full House” co-star Jodie Sweetin (“Stephanie”) was born in 1982 and American gymnast Shawn Johnson was born in 1992.

Thanks for stopping by…

/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ \,,,\

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