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Ten months before she died of a heroin and alcohol overdose, the ultimate female rocker Janis Joplin performed in concert at the University of Alabama, where she befriended a 14-year-old girl named Jennifer Alexander with her parents at her first concert. First meeting Joplin's band throwing a football around, than Janis at a local motel. Right away, Janis took Jennifer under her wing, and gave her cooler clothes when Janis changed. This material is the result of that once-in-a-lifetime encounter: a suede vest that may be a Holly Harp original, a turquoise and silver medallion belt that was once brought to Antiques Roadshow but neglected to say it was Joplin's, her handy calendar book with a great Joplin signature, date and notation from Jennifer: "A real cool Chick!" There are also ticket stubs that are unlike any we've seen. Janis gave these special "reserved" section tickets to replace the girl's less desirable seats. Originally, there was also a pair of jeans that Jennifer threw away after years of wear.The original mailing label from Jennifer Alexander to our vendor is included, along with her phone number, which will only be given to the winning bidder. This is a spectacular collection from a true American icon. Comes with LOAs.
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