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Janis Joplin's former lover: "She set me free"

Clip: 04/25/2016 | 1m 11s

David Niehaus had no idea who Janis Joplin was when they first met in Brazil. In this outtake clip, Niehaus remembers his relationship with Janis as a liberating, wild but delicate one, in which he witnessed her most vulnerable and tender moments. Even though the couple ultimately split as her relationship with heroin and alcohol grew, he still remembers Janis at her best.

Aired: 04/25/16

Rating: NR

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