Rita Coolidge &
By Michael Friedman
Rita and Bob mugging for the camera. Bob Neuwirth was the insider’s insider. Best friends and tour manager for Bob Dylan and close friend of Janis Joplin, Kris and Rita, and The Band, among others. He was responsible for bringing Kris Kristofferson’s song “Me and Bobby McGee” to Janis. He also co-wrote “Mercedes Benz” with Janis Joplin.