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Did Kris Kristofferson write Bobby McGee for Janis Joplin?

Did Kris Kristofferson write Bobby McGee for Janis Joplin?

“Me and Bobby McGee,” though usually associated with Janis Joplin (who recorded it shortly before her death in 1970), was written by Kristofferson and first recorded by Roger Miller in 1969. It was later recorded by Kenny Rogers (1969) and Gordon Lightfoot (1970) as well…

What is the song Bobby McGee about?

In 1969, Foster called up Kristofferson with the song title idea with the hook that Bobby was a woman. Kristofferson apparently took his own liberties, changing McKee to McGee, and invented a road song story about a pair of travelers who drifted apart. In Joplin’s version, she switched the genders and made Bobby a man.

Who originally wrote the song Me and Bobby McGee?

Fred Foster
Kris Kristofferson
Me and Bobby McGee/Composers

What did Kris Kristofferson think of Janis Joplin?

It was impossibly hard to hear. So much love and emotion going into the song and knowing that she wasn’t there to enjoy that.” He concluded: “I love it because of the passion and heart and soul that she put into everything she did.

Did Kris Kristofferson and Janis Joplin date?

Kristofferson briefly dated Janis Joplin before her death in October 1970.

Why is a harmonica called a harpoon?

The more sanitized version considers the “Harpoon” as a slang word for harmonica. The second interpretation considers it a hypodermic needle, since a bandana was often used to tie off the arm before an addict shot up. >>

Did Kris Kristofferson serve in Vietnam?

Kristofferson, the son of a US Army officer, was a champion college sportsman before following his father into military service. He graduated from West Point and became a helicopter pilot, finishing his military service in 1965 just as the Vietnam War was unfolding.

Did Janis Joplin ever date Kris Kristofferson?

It comes as no surprise though; free love was the name of the game. Another brief power couple that existed was Kris Kristofferson and the late psychedelic hero Janis Joplin.

What does harpoon mean in Me and Bobby McGee?

The “harpoon” is slang for harmonica. It was a harmonica being played while Bobby sang. They were holding hands while singing “every song the driver knew”

Does Kris Kristofferson have Alzheimer?

Like many, I was stunned and elated to read in Rolling Stone that Kris’s long-diagnosed Alzheimer’s turned out to be Lyme disease, and that with proper treatment, he is back on the road, doing all the things he loves, and being his blazing, irreverent self again.