Janis Ian was only 15 when her first hit thrust her not only into fame, but controversy.
“Society’s Child” tackled interracial romance, coming out right in the middle of the turbulent 1960s.
“People got crazy. A radio station in Atlanta dared to put ‘Society’s Child’ in rotation, and someone burned the station down,” Ian recalls in her 2008 autobiography, also titled “Society’s Child.”
“Strangers walked up to me in restaurants and spit in my food. … The mail I got spanned the gap between heaven and hell; one letter would thank me for bravely speaking out, the next would have razor blades taped to the envelope so I’d shred my fingers opening it,” Ian writes.
Janis Ian performs tonight at Eddie's Attic
Folk duo performs tonight at Eddie's Attic
Lesbian singer-songwriter Catie Curtis brings her intimate folk style to Eddie’s Attic tonight
The Atlanta Queer Literary Festival hosts benefit show tonight at Eddie's Attic
Fans can still join in the fun at Eddie's Attic by watching concert on closed-circuit TV feed
If you tell the comedians who take the stage this evening that Atlanta’s official Pride festival isn’t until October, they’ll probably laugh at you.
Lesbian singer comes to top spot for live music
Lesbian musician Garrison Starr will be at Eddie’s Attic tonight with ‘The Rescues.’