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Photo of the Day
March 30 2015 @ 8:05 am

Janis at Madison Square Garden.

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Photo of the Day
March 27 2015 @ 7:26 am

Paul Morrisey, Andy Warhol, Janis, and Tim Buckley in 1969

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MOJO on Janis
March 25 2015 @ 7:21 am

"She belongs irrevocably to the '60s but that doesn't mean that she no longer has anything to say to us, or that her voice doesn't come howling down the years as a still unfulfilled yelp of desire, a wordless howl thrown after the disappearing back of a freedom big enough to match her need." - MOJO, March 1994.

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Grace Slick
March 23 2015 @ 7:27 am

Grace Slick on why her and Janis' voices had an impact on rock music: "The shocking sound of our voices. We weren't glam. We were crazed and enraged, which connected. My voice was icy cool and piercing, and Janis's was shrill and fire hot. We were different but the same." -Wall Street Journal, 2011.

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Today In History
March 20 2015 @ 7:22 am

Janis kicked off 4 nights of shows at Fillmore East tonight in 1969.

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Today In History
March 18 2015 @ 8:01 am

"Me And Bobby McGee" hit #1 on the Top 40 Charts this week in 1971.

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Today In History
March 16 2015 @ 7:24 am

Janis Joplin played the Ed Sullivan Show 46 years ago today. Who remembers tuning in?

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"A Report on Janis Joplin: The Judy Garland Of Rock?"
March 13 2015 @ 7:30 am

"It all takes time, she knows. Janis wants to sing and she wants other people in the band to sing, too. You get a bunch of musicians together so everybody can contribute to the final product, make it something larger than the sum." - Rolling Stone, March 1969.

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Phoenix Dance
March 11 2015 @ 7:47 am

Big Brother & The Holding Company, Quiksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe and The Fish, and Miller Blues Band played a benefit show to raise money for a community center in Mississippi and medical relief in North Vietnam. The show took place on March 12th, 1967 at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.

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Photo of the Day
March 9 2015 @ 8:40 am

Janis with Big Brother & The Holding Company in San Francisco, 1967.

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This Week in History
March 6 2015 @ 7:36 am

Bill Graham Presents: Big Brother & The Holding Company + Tim Buckley + Albert King at Fillmore East March 8th, 1968.

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They say you can tell a lot about a woman by what she carries in her purse
March 4 2015 @ 7:27 am

"... guitar picks, a bottle of Southern Comfort (empty), a hip flask, an opened package of complementary macadamia nuts from American Airlines, cassettes of Johnny Cash and Otis Redding, gum, sunglasses, credit cards, aspirin, assorted pens and writing pad, a corkscrew, an alarm clock, a copy of Time, and two hefty books - Nancy Milford's biography of Zelda Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward, Angel." - David Dalton describing the contents of Janis' purse in his book, "Piece Of My Heart".

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This Week in History
March 2 2015 @ 1:36 pm

Janis and Big Brother & The Holding Company played two nights at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit this week in 1968.

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Quote of the Day
February 27 2015 @ 7:37 am

"She's a thoughtful, shy, slightly cynical girl who has no illusions about what she is doing musically, and not too sure about where it's all going to lead." - Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 17 August 1968

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Quote of the Day
February 25 2015 @ 8:21 am

"I talk to the audience, look into their eyes. I need them and they need me." - Janis Joplin, Passionate and Sloppy, Time, 1968

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Quote of the Day
February 23 2015 @ 7:31 am

"Hippies believe the world could be a better place. Beatniks believe things aren't going to get better and say the hell with it, stay stoned and have a good time." - Janis Joplin, Time, August 9, 1968

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Quote of the Day
February 20 2015 @ 8:00 am

"Of all the lead singers that I know, or have worked with, she was the most workable singer. I mean she was a producer's dream, for me." - Paul Rothchild

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Photo of the Day
February 18 2015 @ 7:30 am

Rolling Stone, February 1968.

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Quote of the Day
February 16 2015 @ 8:16 am

"The road is just a hassle, the only thing you got out of it that's groovy is playing. Any musician that I see that's working, especially those six-day weeks, they're only doing it for their music, there's no other reason, no money is worth that grief, man." - Janis to Rolling Stone, published in 1972.

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San Andrew
February 13 2015 @ 4:15 pm

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Sam Andrew, Janis' friend and bandmate in Big Brother & The Holding Company and the Kozmic Blues Band.

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