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Quote of the Day
July 27 2016 @ 8:49 am

"She truly came alive and electric on stage, which is one of the main reasons she still enjoys such a legendary reputation as an artist. Joplin offered everything to her audiences." - PopMatters

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Quote of the Day
July 25 2016 @ 8:42 am

"She was also the only woman to achieve that kind of stature in what was basically a male club, the only Sixties culture hero to make visible and public women's experience of the quest for individual liberation, which was very different from men's." - Rolling Stone

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Quote of the Day
July 22 2016 @ 7:34 am

"As much as Janis was tethered to her conservative upbringing, she made incredible strides, not only for women in music but also for music in general." - Paste Magazine

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Quote of the Day
July 20 2016 @ 9:21 am

"Her raspy blues-rock was the soundtrack to San Francisco's summer of love." - The Guardian

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Today in History
July 18 2016 @ 8:42 am

On this day in 1969 Janis appeared for the first time on the "Dick Cavett Show." Watch her stunning performance of "To Love Somebody" here.

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#FlashbackFriday
July 15 2016 @ 8:35 am

Janis with her family #FlashbackFriday

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Quote of the Day
July 13 2016 @ 7:16 am

"She was a pioneer, one of the early women in rock-and-roll to go out there big time in front of a band and hang it out all alone. And she slung it from the heart - and isn't it the stuff of the heart, far more than of the head, that lasts?" - Washington Post

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Quote of the Day
July 11 2016 @ 8:30 am

"Her last album, 1970’s 'Pearl,' was by far her most nuanced and best. There's so much we never got to hear." - Boston Globe

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Quote of the Day
July 8 2016 @ 9:20 am

"She pursued a life bent on appeasing her gut-level desire to know the soul." - Laura Joplin

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Quote of the Day
July 6 2016 @ 6:30 am

"Her voice was rough around the edges and unmistakable. Joplin sang the blues, and she subjected herself to them. She was vulnerable, and she was a pioneer for women in rock." - NPR

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Quote of the Day
July 4 2016 @ 7:12 am

"Unpolished even in terms of the era, Joplin broke ground for every female rock and pop performer in her wake and did it in the course of an absurdly short career." - News Observer

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#FlashbackFriday
July 1 2016 @ 6:40 am

Janis and her pal, Pigpen.

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Quote of the Day
June 29 2016 @ 9:13 am

"All her life Janis had craved freedom. It was her banner, her sword, her proudest description, and her most misunderstood goal." - Laura Joplin

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Quote of the Day
June 27 2016 @ 8:36 am

"Everyone from Kim Gordon to Pink has given Joplin props for paving the way as a woman in a male-dominated rock climate, and the singer's raw delivery continues to resonate." - Rolling Stone, 2015

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Quote of the Day
June 24 2016 @ 7:03 am

"On the surface, she seemed the perfect icon for stardom in the late Sixties: She fit no standard of beauty yet exuded a raw sensuality that mirrored a movement which rejected societal standards by creating its own." - Austin Chronicle, 1996

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Quote of the Day
June 22 2016 @ 3:09 pm

"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." - MOJO, June 2000

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Quote of the Day
June 20 2016 @ 8:19 am

"Janis Joplin didn't merely possess a great instrument; she threw herself into every syllable, testifying from the very core of her being." - MTV

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#FlashbackFriday
June 17 2016 @ 7:45 am

This weekend in 1967 Janis awed audiences at the Monterey Pop Festival with her stunning version of "Ball & Chain."

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Quote of the Day
June 15 2016 @ 8:24 am

"A woman who could bellow and cry and stamp and then turn around and go achingly tender. Someone who could sing up every song any truck driver ever knew. Someone in whom there seemed so much need, which somehow she transformed to our need." - Washington Post, 1998

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Quote of the Day
June 13 2016 @ 9:24 am

"There were other talented white female blues-rock singers in the late '60s and early '70s - Bonnie Bramlett, Tracy Nelson, Bonnie Raitt - but they survived, continued recording and are today admired veterans. Janis Joplin, however, was frozen in time and will always be championed as something a bit more than human." - Paste Magazine, June 2005

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