Both Ritter and Remer lay a small part of the blame for the closing of the Door on the Reader, which was established in 1972. "The original Reader was a joke; we laughed at it," Ritter recalls.
Bill Maguire's interview with Janis Joplin was published in the Door less than ten weeks before her heroin-overdose death.
Posted November 25, 1992
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