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Quote of the Day
January 20 2017 @ 7:54 am

"Janis socked her bluesy voice into the soul of everyone who listened to her." -Flip, 1968

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Happy Birthday, Janis!
January 19 2017 @ 6:50 am

"Even when I was 10 or 12 years old and first heard her sing - you knew she was feeling what she was singing. And I knew she was funny, because every picture I'd seen of her growing up, she was always laughing, like she was having a good life." - Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power

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Quote of the Day
January 18 2017 @ 7:47 am

"This is an important set because it gives such a remarkably true account of an important artist, an account that is studded with unavoidable brilliance throughout." - Bob Edmonds reflecting on Big Brother & The Holding Company's debut record.

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Quote of the Day
January 16 2017 @ 10:06 am

"It was obvious that a real emotional understanding existed between Janis and the band - an unspoken electricity - and that Big Brother was often capable of pushing her beyond her normal boundaries." - Creem on Janis and Big Brother & The Holding Company, 1972

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#FashionFriday
January 13 2017 @ 9:34 am

"[Janis] had no fear in what she wore. She mixed and matched all the wrong things in her outfits but always pulled it off. She clearly did not believe in 'the rules.'" - Guns Germs $teal

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Pearl
January 11 2017 @ 5:08 pm

"'Pearl' is a smoother, more polished album than anything Janis had achieved previously... 'Pearl,' conversely is the sound of an artist growing up." - BBC on "Pearl," released 45 years ago, today. Give it a spin.

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Quote of the Day
January 9 2017 @ 8:07 am

"One of the leading blues and rock singers." - New York Times, 1969

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Quote of the Day
January 6 2017 @ 8:39 am

"It's like your very first date. The very first one." - Janis describes her excitement about performing in England for the first time to The Guardian, 1970

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Quote of the Day
January 4 2017 @ 8:25 am

"[Janis is an] extraordinary, galvanic power." - MOJO, 1994

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Quote of the Day
January 2 2017 @ 10:55 am

"[She was] a nubile hippy goddess, the ecstatic child-woman of your outrageous fantasies, the distillation of everything Haight-Ashbury stood for." - David Dalton on seeing Janis in 1966.

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Happy New Year
December 31 2016 @ 9:27 am

Janis on New Year's Day playing at the Panhandle in Golden Gate Park, 1967.

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Quote of the Day
December 30 2016 @ 9:24 am

"I'm selling my soul [to you]!" - Janis on performing live.

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Quote of the Day
December 28 2016 @ 9:11 am

"[Janis was] a woman who could bellow and cry and stamp and then turn around and go achingly tender." - Washington Post

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Quote of the Day
December 26 2016 @ 8:38 am

"[Janis is] the Judy Garland of rock." - The Guardian, 1970.

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Happy Birthday...
December 23 2016 @ 8:30 am

Happy birthday, Jorma Kaukonen! Give 'The Typerwriter Tape' a spin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO2mWTpcb48

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Quote of the Day
@ 7:28 am

"Her voice rises to a hoarse screech, then falls to a husky whisper whose tone promises unmentionable pleasures." - Melody Maker on Janis' music, 1968

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Quote of the Day
December 19 2016 @ 7:47 am

"Get stoned, stay happy and have a good time." - Janis Joplin

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#FashionFriday
December 16 2016 @ 8:55 am

"She broke many boundaries with women's standard dress. She made it possible to wear anything, everything, or sometimes nothing, regardless of the pattern, color or transparency. She's a woman of my heart, breaking all the rules." - The Sisterhood Band

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Pearl
December 14 2016 @ 11:53 am

"This is the Janis the world knows as Pearl. The feathers, the bells, the slingback shoes always looked suspiciously mature on Janis - like a child's put-on. The way she shuffled about in her pointy heels gave her outfit the effect of 'dressing up'. Pearl was a child's idea of an adult - a movie star." - David Dalton on the birth of "Pearl."

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Quote of the Day
December 12 2016 @ 10:29 am

"You know, I can really sing, but I also know I've got a lot to learn." - Janis on her fast rise to fame, 1968

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