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Quote of the Day
July 3 2015 @ 8:15 am

"In its new context, her voice can go through its almost impossible series of changes: laughing and crying in the same line, singing harmony with itself, cracking up, and finally, taking off into the breathtaking and suspenseful endings, a mind-blowing collage of sound patterns that make her now, more than ever, one of the really great gospel/blues singers of all time." - David Dalton, 1970

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Today In History
July 1 2015 @ 4:03 pm

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Janis' performance at Winnipeg Stadium on July 1st of 1970.

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The Telegraph
June 29 2015 @ 7:26 am

"Her vocals - from heartfelt purr to primal roar - expressed emotion, sexuality and politics in a way which defined the sentiment of her era." - The Telegraph, 2013

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Full Tilt Boogie Band
June 26 2015 @ 7:56 am

"This band is solid, their sound is so heavy you could lean on it, and that means I can go further out, and extend myself. It's together, man, that's what it is!" - Janis Joplin on working with Full Tilt Boogie Band

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This Week in History
June 24 2015 @ 7:36 am

This week marks the 45th anniversary of Janis' appearance on the Dick Cavett Show on June 25th, 1970. Dick asked Janis what she thinks about on stage: "I'm not thinking much, you just sort of try and... feel."

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This Week in History
June 22 2015 @ 8:42 am

One of the beloved live recordings of Janis, Live at the Carousel Ballroom, was recorded this week on June 23rd, 1968 in San Francisco. Check out that hand-drawn gig flyer!

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Flashback Friday
June 19 2015 @ 4:40 pm

Janis and the boys from Big Brother and the Holding Company hanging out in San Francisco in June of 1968.

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Today In History
June 17 2015 @ 7:53 am

"What if Big Brother hadn't played at Monterey? They might not have signed a management contract with Albert Grossman later that year, maybe never... In the immediate aftermath of the festival, it is Janis who gets the most notice, the biggest boost." - John Byrne Cooke on Janis' Monterey International Pop Festival performance June 17th, 1967

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Quote of the Day
June 15 2015 @ 7:39 am

"...she had morphed from the radiant child I knew in San Francisco into a kind of psychedelic Queen Victoria Ė wreathed in multi-coloured boas and wearing purple-tinted granny glasses. This is the Janis the world knows as Pearl." - MOJO, June 2000

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Today In History
June 12 2015 @ 7:43 am

"If things started slowly, the concert ended in a near-riot and the rent-a-cops in their mountie hats, not sure whether they were at a concert or a demonstration, blew their cool and began driving back the kids rushing the stage with their clubs and flashlights. Meanwhile Janis was ecstatic." - Rolling Stone on Janis' first performance with Full Tilt Boogie Band on June 12th, 1970 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky

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June 1966
June 10 2015 @ 7:57 am

June 1966 marks the first month that Janis performed with Big Brother and the Holding Company in San Francisco at the Avalon Ballroom where they later became the house band. The world was never the same after Janis hit that stage.

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Caterpillar
June 8 2015 @ 8:40 am

"Well, I'll be anything that you want me to be. Baby, I'd even would be climbing up your tree." - Janis Joplin "Caterpillar"

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#FlashbackFriday
June 5 2015 @ 8:17 am

Janis at the Chelsea Hotel in June of 1970.

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Quote of the Day
June 3 2015 @ 9:42 am

"I don't think you can talk anybody into fighting against it. If they donít have it in themselves to need more. You know what I mean? Just plain need more. Then thatís that. If they do need more, they'll get more. They'll demand more. You know what I mean?" - Janis Joplin

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Quote of the Day
June 1 2015 @ 9:01 am

"With Janis there's none of the tiresome 'mucker' pose affected by your generic guitar wanker in which the little savage claims to have never read a book in 'is life and proud of it, mate. Janis, on the other hand was a voracious reader. She was a devotee of the lives of pop saints." - MOJO, June 2000

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Quote of the Day
May 29 2015 @ 8:43 am

"But Janis used blues conventions to reject blues sensibility. To sing the blues is a way of transcending pain by confronting it with dignity, but Janis wanted nothing less than to scream it out of existence." - Rolling Stone, 1976

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Quote of the Day
May 27 2015 @ 10:23 am

"Her ability to summon a definitive vocal rarely fails her. She lays down a couple of takes and all you have to do is choose between them, weighing the small variations." - John Byrne Cooke

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Quote of the Day
May 25 2015 @ 12:08 pm

"I don't know what people are talking about when they say Janis was ugly. You should have seen her then, a nubile hippy goddess, the 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." - Mojo, 2000

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Quote of the Day
May 22 2015 @ 8:19 am

"It was these two extremes of personality, a robust spirit and a saddening unfulfillment, that conspired to produce some of the finest recordings ever made by a white female singer." - Uncut, 1998

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Turtle Blues
May 20 2015 @ 7:21 am

"I guess I'm just like a turtle, That's hidin' underneath its hardened shell." - Turtle Blues

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