gillian g. gaar

Country Joe McDonald and Janis Joplin, by Jim Marshall

“Sexism killed her. Everybody wanted this sexy chick who sang really sexy and had a lot of energy … and people kept saying one of the things about her was that she was just ‘one of the guys’ … that’s a real sexist bullshit trip, ‘cause that was fuckin’ her head around … she was one of the women. She was a strong, groovy woman. Smart, you know? But she got fucked around.” - Country Joe on Janis

(Quote source: She’s a Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll by Gillian G. Gaar)


A new book by Gillian G. Gaar
BOSS: Bruce Springsteen and the S Street Band - The Illustrated History

On April 24th, 1988, a trio from Aberdeen, Washington, played one of their first shows in Seattle at one of the few clubs in the city that welcomed bands who played original music, The Vogue. More people were familiar with the group as being friends of another band from the same area, the Melvins, than they were with the fact that Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Foster were in a band in their own right - one who’d only recently settled on a final name: Nirvana.
—  Gillian G. Gaar, Seattle 2011, The Treasures of Nirvana.