The story of the time Janis Joplin knocked out Jim Morrison

Music 14/06/2017

You probably know that Janis Joplin was known for standing up for herself and she didn't take crap from anyone, especially not Jim Morrison.

Janis and Jim met at a party after being thrown together by producer Paul Rothschild, they were immediately attracted.

Fascinated by each other, the drinks kept pouring and as the night went on Janis continued to drink and so did Jim.

According to Rothschild Jim became “a cretin, a disgusting drunk” and in turn became rude, violent and generally unpleasant to be around.

Janis was completely put off by Jim by this point and shot him down at every turn before eventually trying to leave with Rothschild.

She nearly got away before Jim quickly followed her to her car and reached in, grabbing Janis by her hair in an attempt to pull her out.

In quick thinking Janis grabbed her bottle of Southern Comfort and hit him over the head with it which immediately knocked the Doors frontman out cold. 

Usually this would be the end of things but after that Jim was absolutely smitten with Janis,  begging Paul Rothschild to give him her phone number.

“I had to say, ‘Jim, Janis doesn’t think it would be a good idea for you two to get together again.’ And they never did. He was crushed,” Rothschild said.

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