Restless, difficult, so all the way self-destructive to blow up in a few years and die, Janis Joplin is still very hard to outrank as a musical icon.
I can see in Amy Winehouse the same degree of self-destructiveness and certainly the same intensity, if (maybe) not the same amount of artistic talent. I always thought it is really hard to understand how someone could have a gift so great and be at the same time a slave of it, be lucky and destroyed by the luck itself, as if it were a curse.
The picture of today comes from A Star is Born - Photography and Rock since Elvis, exhibition of approximately 300 photos (shot by about ninety photographers) that the Museum Folkwang in Essen (Germany) houses until October 10th, 2010.
I would like to visit the exhibition and also to ask you...
What's your favourite 'lost girl'? Billy Holiday? Judy Garland? Cass Elliot? Nico?
A Star is Born - Photography and Rock since Elvis
Photo gallery Das Bild macht den Popstar
Just sing it! Sing what? But 'Azzurra', of course!