She set aside $2,500 to pay for a posthumous all-night party for 200 guests at her favorite pub in San Anselmo, California, “so my friends can get blasted after I’m gone.”
Last Wills – Janis Joplin
Janis Lyn Joplin
Born January 19, 1943 – Died October 4, 1970
American Singer, Songwriter, Music Arranger
Last Wills – Janis Joplin – Note
Janis Joplin changed her will two days before her death. The provision in her Last Will and Testament read as follow:
If my Executor shall so elect, he shall be authorized, at the expense of my estate, but not to exceed Two Thousand Five Hundred ($2,500.00) Dollars, to cause a gathering of my friends and acquaintances at a suitable location as a final gesture of appreciation and farewell to such friends and acquaintance.
Ps – Last Wills – Janis Joplin – John Lennon
The last recordings Joplin completed were on October 1, 1970 — Mercedes Benz and a birthday greeting for John Lennon, the Dale Evans Happy Trails.
John Lennon, whose birthday was October 9, later told Dick Cavett that her taped greeting arrived at his home after her death.
Also published on Medium.