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Quote of the Day
February 24 2017 @ 6:52 am

"Suddenly, in a world not quite ready for her, there was Janis Joplin!" - Flip, 1968

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Playlist
February 22 2017 @ 7:38 am

Legacy Recordings in France made a playlist of their favorite tunes by the great Janis Joplin. Did they leave any songs out? http://spoti.fi/2klx30c

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Quote of the Day
February 20 2017 @ 7:24 am

"Rock's hottest mama[!]" - UnCut

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Today in History
February 17 2017 @ 6:43 am

49 years ago today, Big Brother and The Holding Company began their East Coast Tour at the Anderson Theater in NY!

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Quote of the Day
February 15 2017 @ 6:46 am

"Janis belted blues like no white girl I had ever heard. Janis was unforgettable - she was an amazing talent - the first I had encountered. She flew in the face of the perfect '50s homemaker.” - writer Holly George-Warren paraphrasing a fellow journalist and photographer who knew Joplin in her early days in Austin, Texas

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Video of the Day
February 13 2017 @ 7:02 am

12 years ago today, Janis Joplin received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award! Watch Joss Stone and Melissa Ethridge honor Janis by singing "Piece of My Heart" at the ceremony.

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#FashionFriday
February 10 2017 @ 7:40 am

"[Janis] does whatever she wants and is comfortable pushing some boundaries." - Renee Adams, Drummer of Cold Showers

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Quote of the Day
February 8 2017 @ 7:11 am

"All at once, she tried to gather all of her audience inside herself, settling for nothing less: squeezing her voice dry, her arms pumping, her hands in fists. She stumbled back from the microphone, as if at the rate of her and her band's own decibel volume. Then, somehow, and there's no way to explain how it was achieved, the sound focused, and pointed down the auditorium like a locomotive, directed at and then into us in the audience. That is what couldn't be heard on record." - The Guardian, 1970

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Quote of the Day
February 6 2017 @ 7:33 am

"Janis was the only rock star I saw who ever actually hung out with the locals on tour. No roadies, no bodyguard, no hippy courtiers - just Janis. Janis was utterly democratic. She would engage in conversation with absolutely anyone." - MOJO

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Quote of the Day
February 3 2017 @ 10:20 am

"You planning on having a long relationship with that glass or are you going to drink it? Drink up, man. Maybe we can get another." - Janis Joplin, 1970.

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Quote of the Day
February 1 2017 @ 7:50 am

"I say you should be consistent. Be shitty all the time! Then you can be a genuine outlaw and proud of yourself." - Janis Joplin on being tough and making friends with the Hells Angels, 1969.

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Quote of the Day
January 30 2017 @ 10:27 am

"No one expected me to be a singer. My parents wanted me to be a sociology teacher, but up to a couple of years ago I was a complete failure. Then I started singing with this band and like, wow!" - Janis Joplin

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Quote of the Day
January 27 2017 @ 8:10 am

"If Janis Joplin enjoyed a fiery and passionate time in her private life, she was equally likely to be discovered in a quiet corner, reading." - Uncut, 1998.

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Quote of the Day
January 25 2017 @ 6:47 am

"My god, will you just look at that, it's fuckin' fantastic!" - Janis Joplin said while peeking through stage curtains and seeing how many people were in the crowd, 1969

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Quote of the Day
January 23 2017 @ 7:08 am

"I was a sensitive child. I had a lot of hurts and confusions. You know, it's hard when you're a kid to be different. You're all full of things, and you don't know that it's about." - Janis Joplin, 1968.

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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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