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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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A Night With Janis Joplin
April 10 2015 @ 7:18 am

A Night With Janis Joplin Makes a Triumphant Return to The Pasadena Playhouse

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Photo of the Day
April 10 2015 @ 7:25 am

Janis with Big Brother & The Holding Company at the Mt. Tamalpias Outdoor Theater on April 10th, 1967.

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Quote of the Day
April 8 2015 @ 7:40 am

"In truth, Janis was far more of a beatnik than a card-carrying hippy, and, like most Beats, far more intellectual than your average tie-dyed, 'shroom-chewing pot head. She would discuss anything on earth." - David Dalton, 2000.

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Laura Joplin on Janis
April 6 2015 @ 7:34 am

"...the things I remember the most are when she was at home the year before she joined Big Brother. She was going to college, and we shared a VW Bug together. We shared clothes, because we were the same size. And we got into putting our hair up together and wearing jewelry. It was just fun. Intimate, in a girly way." - Laura Joplin on her big sister, Janis.

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Quote of the Day
April 3 2015 @ 7:36 am

"I'm just doing what I wanted to and what feels right and not settling for bullshit and it worked. How can they be mad at that?" - Janis Joplin

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Quote of the Day
April 1 2015 @ 7:47 am

"Janis Joplin sang with more than her voice. Her involvement was total." - Reuters, 1970

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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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