"Janis Joplin: Rare Footage," a program to benefit the Jackson Hole Writers Conference, will take place on Sunday, March 13, 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts Theatre in Jackson. Tickets are $15.
John Byrne Cooke was Janis Joplin's road manager from late 1967 until her untimely death in October 1970. Despite the demands of his road-managing duties, he managed to document his time with Janis not only with still photos that have been widely published and exhibited, but also in 8mm film that shows Joplin offstage as well as in performance. Now John has edited his unique footage into five remarkable films. Four have been shown in public only once before, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in 2009, at a tribute event for Janis. The fifth film has never before been exhibited. John will introduce each film and will take questions at the end of the program.