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Quote of the Day
May 27 2015 @ 10:23 am

"Her ability to summon a definitive vocal rarely fails her. She lays down a couple of takes and all you have to do is choose between them, weighing the small variations." - John Byrne Cooke

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Quote of the Day
May 25 2015 @ 12:08 pm

"I don't know what people are talking about when they say Janis was ugly. You should have seen her then, a nubile hippy goddess, the ecstatic child-woman of your outrageous fantasies, the distillation of everything Haight-Ashbury stood for: pure kozmic joy, jumping-out-of-your-skin energy, and dish-ran-away-with-the-spoon looniness." - Mojo, 2000

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Quote of the Day
May 22 2015 @ 8:19 am

"It was these two extremes of personality, a robust spirit and a saddening unfulfillment, that conspired to produce some of the finest recordings ever made by a white female singer." - Uncut, 1998

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Turtle Blues
May 20 2015 @ 7:21 am

"I guess I'm just like a turtle, That's hidin' underneath its hardened shell." - Turtle Blues

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Quote of the Day
May 18 2015 @ 6:52 am

"No, Janis was not singing explicit protest songs. But in her voice, what people heard was somebody who was refusing the status quo." - Biographer, Alice Echols.

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Today In History
May 15 2015 @ 6:39 am

The Hells Angels present in tear-ass sound and color: Big Brother and The Holding Company, May 15th, 1968. "As for Janis, she was to the Hells Angels what a sweetheart is to Sigma Chi." - Al Aronowitz

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Quote of the Day
May 13 2015 @ 7:47 am

"She defies key. Shrieking over one line, sputtering over the next, and clutching the knees of a final stanza, begging it not to leave. When it does leave anyway, she stands like an assertive young tree, smiling breathlessly at the audience, which has just exploded. Janis Joplin can sing the chic off any listener." - Richard Goldstein, Vogue May 1968

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Quote of the Day
May 11 2015 @ 7:20 am

"...Janis had all of the multitude clapping and vibrating and a goodly proportion of them up and jigging in the aisles. Albert Hall staff were not a little perturbed by all this and several grey haired gentlemen were seen scurrying about trying to quell the multitudes. All to no avail, Janis was in control both physically and musically." - International Times reflecting on the April Albert Hall performance, May 9th 1969

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Quote of the Day
May 8 2015 @ 7:41 am

"You know, I have to have the umph, I've got to feel it, because if it's not getting through to me, the audience sure as hell aren't going to feel it either." - Janis Joplin

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Quote of the Day
May 6 2015 @ 7:22 am

"She was a real musician, a real artist. Our music became more arranged with her involvement." - Big Brother's Sam Andrews on Janis

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One Good Man
May 4 2015 @ 8:24 am

"Some girls they want to collect their men, They wear 'em like notches on a gun. Oh honey, but I know better than that, I know that a woman only needs one."

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Quote of the Day
May 1 2015 @ 11:51 am

"I’'d rather have ten years of superhypermost than live to be 70 sitting in some goddamn chair watching television..." - Janis Joplin to Peter Jones (Record Mirror, 1969)

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Quote of the Day
April 29 2015 @ 7:28 am

"Against the busy saw-mill drone of Big Brother's guitars and ecstatic yelpings is that voice. It numbs you to all but its own engulfing presence. You've been stung by the incredible dream mantis, pheromones of the narcoleptic love drug are coursing through your veins." - MOJO, 2000.

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Today In History
April 27 2015 @ 7:53 am

Brown University’s Spring Weekend April 25th-27th, 1969. Students were treated to performances from Janis and Smokey Robinson among others. The Brown Daily Herald says that Janis was "Hunching, jumping, lunging at the microphone, stamping, clawing the air, the Blue-Eyed Soul Sister electrified an audience she huskily called 'groovy.'"

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Quote of the Day
April 24 2015 @ 7:28 am

"It isn't necessarily about misery, it isn't about happiness. It's just about letting yourself feel all those things you already have inside of you but are trying to push aside because they don't make for polite conversation or something." - Janis Joplin

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Quote of the Day
April 22 2015 @ 7:09 am

"...smart and funny, I think most of all, are the parts that I'd like people to know were an important part of her personality." - John Byrne Cook speaking about Janis with NPR, 2014.

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Photo of the Day
April 20 2015 @ 7:31 am

Just one look at this photo and you can feel pretty much everything. Janis at the Royal Albert Hall, April 21st, 1969.

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This Week In History
April 17 2015 @ 7:49 am

Janis was in Copenhagen at Tivoli Gardens this week in 1969.

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Quote of the Day
April 15 2015 @ 7:29 am

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

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Today In History
April 13 2015 @ 8:00 am

"Live At Winterland" was recorded at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco on April 12th and 13th, 1968.

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