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Quote of the Day
December 7 2016 @ 10:33 am

"Janis is standing in front of [a] vehicle, an elongated '40s airport car, smoking a cigar and swigging from a bottle." - MOJO describes seeing Janis in person for the first time in San Francisco.

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Quote of the Day
December 5 2016 @ 9:15 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." - David Dalton describing Janis' voice, 1966.

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Quote of the Day
December 2 2016 @ 8:37 am

"Janis abandoned modesty and dignity both, which is why she now sounds so naked and so far away. 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

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Quote of the Day
November 30 2016 @ 9:45 am

"She is original. She hides nothing. She must touch and breathe on everyone she confronts; and so she does." - The Guardian, 1969

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Quote of the Day
November 28 2016 @ 9:33 am

"I don't think I'm a very special kind of person. But I don't think you'll find another person to try so hard." - Janis Joplin

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Happy Birthday...
November 27 2016 @ 9:31 am

Happy birthday, Jimi Hendrix!

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Happy birthday, Tina Turner!
November 26 2016 @ 9:26 am

"She's fantastic - the best chick ever. Fantastic singer, great dancer, fantastic show." - Janis Joplin on Tina Turner

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Quote of the Day
November 25 2016 @ 8:31 am

"She'd morphed from the radiant child I knew in San Francisco into a kind of psychedelic Queen Victoria - wreathed in multi-coloured boas and wearing purple-tinted granny glasses." - David Dalton, MOJO

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Quote of the Day
November 23 2016 @ 10:15 am

"Playing isn't necessarily about happiness. It's about letting yourself feel all those things you have on the inside of you, but you're trying to push them aside because they don't make for polite conversation." - Janis Joplin

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Quote of the Day
November 21 2016 @ 8:31 am

"Blazing blue eyes, tangled dirty blonde hair, raunchy hoarse voice... Janis socked her bluesy voice into the soul of everyone who listened to her." - Flip, 1968

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#FashionFriday
November 18 2016 @ 7:43 am

"Janis embodied the quintessential hippie in both her spirit and style and that is definitely a torch I aspire to carry" - Pearl Charles on Janis' style. Read the full interview with Made For Pearl's Pearlette: http://found.ee/PearlCharles

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Quote of the Day
November 16 2016 @ 7:23 am

"The only reason I can sing is because I close my eyes and [those] feelings just come out." - Janis Joplin

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Quote of the Day
November 14 2016 @ 8:02 am

"[She is] a nubile hippy goddess, 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." - David Dalton, "Janis Joplin: Soul Sacrifice"

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Quote of the Day
November 11 2016 @ 10:02 am

"When you get up there and you're playing, it doesn't have anything to do with money." - Janis Joplin

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Quote of the Day
November 9 2016 @ 9:29 am

"Ultimately I think that's what people in music are after - you can't stay in your hometown and play because the two people get tired of seeing you." - Janis on the being in a traveling band.

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Quote of the Day
November 7 2016 @ 7:45 am

"The fuckin' unbelievable rush of this outtasight chick singer, man. It's like..." - A dazed fan can't find the words when describing his experience seeing Janis Joplin live for the first time to a MOJO writer in 1966

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Quote of the Day
November 4 2016 @ 9:04 am

"It's hard to do just one because you want to do more." - Janis on the joy of performing live.

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Quote of the Day
November 2 2016 @ 12:03 pm

"[She] gave herself up to her music - and kept on giving." - MOJO

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Quote of the Day
October 31 2016 @ 8:28 am

"Janis was exhausted but excited; the rain dance had worked. As Janis and the band left the stage in the eternal rock pantomime of unplugging guitars, the crowd howled for more." - Rolling Stone, August 1970

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Quote of the Day
October 28 2016 @ 9:32 am

"I'm a strong believer in magic. I'd fly across the country to see Otis for ten minutes. I'd go see Little Richard anywhere, I'd go see Tina [Turner] anywhere, because they work, they happen, they're electric, they're exciting, they sweat for you. Fuck, they're so great, man. I just love 'em." - Janis Joplin

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