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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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#FlashbackFriday
June 10 2016 @ 8:50 am

Today marks 50 years since Janis made her debut with Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco.#FlashbackFriday #JanisHistory

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Quote of the Day
June 8 2016 @ 8:33 am

"She made her live debut with Big Brother in June of '66 at the Avalon. That band, their hometown and female empowerment in American popular music were changed overnight." - Rolling Stone, 2015

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Quote of the Day
June 6 2016 @ 9:42 am

"She'd start with her heart and soul in torment and then have to ratchet things up further." - Los Angeles Times

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Janis: Little Girl Blue
June 3 2016 @ 1:00 pm

Including 45 minutes of extras, the director's cut of "Janis: Little Girl Blue" is available now: http://found.ee/JoplinLittleGirlBlue

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Quote of the Day
June 1 2016 @ 10:15 pm

"Joplin was dubbed the first queen of rock 'n' roll, and her voice is singular. She was rough around the edges, vulnerable and charismatic, and she paved the way for countless women in rock." - NPR, 2013

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Quote of the Day
May 30 2016 @ 4:32 pm

"They all agreed, the people who went to see her on stage, that Janis had something special." - Creem, May 1971

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Quote of the Day
May 27 2016 @ 8:43 pm

"Joplin soars on 'Pearl,' whether spinning gospel with soul or flexing a bluesy muscle on sturdy rockers or giving her big voice a workout on everything from country to R&B." - Ultimate Classic Rock

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Grace Slick
May 25 2016 @ 8:44 am

"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." - Grace Slick on what made her and Janis stand out.

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Quote of the Day
May 23 2016 @ 3:05 pm

"The truth that she found was in her music. She gave up everything for it because she found nothing else like it. She found a new reality for herself while she was singing, and when she was tuned in to that power, she gave pure love to her audience." - Laura Joplin

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Quote of the Day
May 20 2016 @ 12:44 pm

"Joplin rides the rollercoaster of heartache and makes sure you're in the passenger seat. You know there is very real sincerity behind her words." - Clash

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Quote of the Day
May 18 2016 @ 1:07 pm

"It is absolutely certain that she was not about to change for anyone." - Texas Monthly, 1992

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Quote of the Day
May 16 2016 @ 3:11 pm

"Her wailing rendition of 'Ball and Chain' signaled the arrival of a feisty blues shouter who made up in attitude what she may have lacked in technique." - BBC Music, 2008 Listen here: http://found.ee/BallChainSpotify

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Quote of the Day
May 13 2016 @ 3:58 pm

"She was a groundbreaking vocalist who influenced music, as we know it, in immeasurable ways." - HelloGiggles, 2015

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Quote of the Day
May 11 2016 @ 11:34 am

"She has a wide range that she knows how to use; it just happens that most of her numbers are heavy rock numbers that demand a strident treatment." - International Times, May 1969.

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