Janis Joplin Arrested in Tampa, FL.

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15 Nov 1969

Janis Joplin is arrested in Tampa Florida and charged with using “vulgar and obscene language." The arrest resulted from an altercation Joplin had with police who were ordering people in the audience to sit down. Police ordered Joplin to instruct the crowd to sit down but she refused, cursing at the officers. She was arrested in her dressing room and was released on bond soon after. All charges were subsequently dropped. 


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