Still 'Society's Child'
Janis Ian brings Grammy-winning style to Caltech
By John Sollenberger 03/21/2013
The Pasadena Folk Music Society (formerly the Caltech Folk Music Society) welcomes Janis Ian, one of the more recognizable names in folk music, to Beckman Institute Auditorium (not to be confused with the larger Beckman Auditorium) Saturday night.
Ian first gained fame at age 15 with her self-penned 1967 hit “Society’s Child.” After disappearing from the charts for a few years, she came back in 1975 with the smash hit “At Seventeen.” That year, Ian performed as musical guest on the first episode of “Saturday Night Live.” She continued recording and touring until 1983, when she took a hiatus from the music business, coming back in 1993 with the album “Breaking Silence.”
Ian has toured and written over the years, this year striking Grammy gold with the 2013 Best Spoken Word Album for her audio book autobiography “Society’s Child.”
Music starts at 8 p.m. Saturday in Beckman Institute Auditorium on the Caltech campus, 400 S. Wilson Ave., Pasadena. Tickets are $25, $5 for Caltech students. Call (626) 395-4652 or visit folkmusic.caltech.edu for information.