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Mercedes Benz 1970

"Mercedes Benz" is an a cappella song written by singer Janis Joplin with the poets Michael McClure and Bob Neuwirth, and originally recorded by Joplin.

 

In the song, the singer asks the Lord to buy her a Mercedes-Benz, a color TV, and a "night on the town".

 

It was recorded in one take on October 1, 1970, along with a couple of rowdy verses of "Happy Birthday" sung for John Lennon.

 

These were the last tracks Joplin ever recorded; she died three days later, on October 4. The song appeared on the album Pearl, released in 1971.

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-GFqhCq2HA

 

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Taken on December 15, 2011