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Quote of the Day
April 18 2014 @ 8:52 am

"...For me, Janis's refusal to abide by the rules of the game, her insistence on taking up space - lots of it - both on- and offstage, make her something other than a victim. As much as her singing, it was Janis's chutzpah, her refusal to knuckle under, that to this day awes so many of us." - from Alice Echols' introduction of Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin

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Live In Frankfurt
April 16 2014 @ 7:52 am

Check out this performance in Frankfurt, Germany. How cool would it be to be pulled up onstage by Janis?

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Live in Europe
April 14 2014 @ 7:39 am

Janis' Live in Europe tour happened April 4 - April 30 in 1969 with the Kozmic Blues Band. Who was there?

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Live at Winterland '68
April 11 2014 @ 8:06 am

On April 12th and 13th in 1968 Live at Winterland '68 was recorded at Winterland Ballroom.

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Quote of the Day
April 9 2014 @ 7:47 am

"[Janis] 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." - Mark Cooper in MOJO, 1994.

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Legends are Forever
April 7 2014 @ 4:08 am

Today in 1968, Janis performed with Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Joni Mitchell, Richie Havens, Paul Butterfield and Elvin Bishop at the 'Wake for Martin Luther King Jr.' concert in New York.

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Quote of the Day
April 2 2014 @ 7:30 am

Geoffrey Cannon in The Guardian describing Janis' performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969

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Quote of the Day
March 31 2014 @ 8:28 am

David Dalton referred to Janis as "Our Lady Of The Perpetual Party." in his biography "Piece of My Heart." List your perfect playlist for the Church of Janis!

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Today in History
March 30 2014 @ 8:26 am

On this date in 1969, Janis and her new Kozmic Blues Band debut at Winterland.

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Quote of the Day
March 28 2014 @ 8:16 am

"She was singing and I was enraptured, because I was listening to one of the most brilliant vocalists I ever heard, in classical, pop, or jazz music. What a voice... all of the woman was revealed. The vessel of Janis vanished. For somebody like me, who was always talking about the inner beauty and all that stuff, it got me big. So I was totally hooked from that moment on, on every single possible level." - Paul Rothchild

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Lyric of the Day
March 26 2014 @ 8:03 am

"Honey, I love to go to parties And I like to have a good time, But if it gets too pale after a while Honey and I start looking to find One good man." - From "One Good Man" On Kozmic Blues

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Quote of the Day
March 24 2014 @ 9:52 am

"Nobody has come close to capturing the way that that girl sang. And I don't think they ever will, because there's something in her voice that can't be replicated" - biographer Alice Echols on NPR.

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Go Wild
March 21 2014 @ 8:42 am

I adore Janis Joplin... She's the one who make me wild.

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Quote of the Day
March 19 2014 @ 9:58 am

"Janis Joplin sings the blues as hard as any black person." - BB King

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Eternal Truth
March 17 2014 @ 6:48 am

Time to remember the eternal truth that "Light Is Faster Than Sound."

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This Week in History
March 16 2014 @ 6:46 am

Rolling Stone Magazine, this week in 1969, featured the queen, asking... "Is she the Judy Garland of Rock"?

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Today in History
March 14 2014 @ 11:59 am

Today in 1971 "Me and Bobby McGee" became the #1 single in the US - on the posthumously released Pearl. It was Janis' only #1 hit.

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Quote of the Day
March 12 2014 @ 8:16 am

"[A friend] told me Big Brother was looking for a chick singer, so I thought I'd give it a try... I don't know what happened." ...

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Quote of the Day
March 10 2014 @ 3:26 pm

I was on stage and I looked out, and I knew they weren't ready. We were doing 'Piece of My Heart.' You know you can do a lot of different things: you know sometimes they get up spontaneously. Out in the Midwest they don't. They aren't supposed to stand up and they know it. It's hard to get 'em up"...

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Concert Poster
March 10 2014 @ 7:59 am

Janis Joplin concert poster from 1968 with Albert King and Tim Buckley.

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