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Today In History
August 3 2015 @ 11:02 am

Janis performed at the Atlantic City Pop Festival today in 1969. Other performers included Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Canned Heat, and Santana. Were you there? If not, read a review of the show here.

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Question of the Day
July 31 2015 @ 8:26 am

What's the first word that comes to mind when you think of Janis?

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Cat Power to Narrate Janis Joplin Documentary
July 29 2015 @ 4:57 pm

"Janis" will premiere at the Venice Film Festival

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Top 10
July 29 2015 @ 1:42 pm

AXS.com recently published their top 10 list of best Janis songs; what would make yours?

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Newport Folk Festival
July 27 2015 @ 8:31 am

"Erma Franklin's version of this song has soul. Janis Joplin's has balls." - Rolling Stone in their review of Janis' performance of "Piece Of My Heart" at the Newport Folk Festival on July 29th, 1968.

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#FlashbackFriday
July 24 2015 @ 7:52 am

Janis in the early days.

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Curtain Call: Tony Nominee Mary Bridget Davies Returns as Janis Joplin
July 23 2015 @ 8:27 am

A Night With Janis Joplin is back at the Pasadena Playhouse starting tonight.

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Summertime
July 22 2015 @ 7:41 am

Anybody else get the summer blues? Sometimes Janis' performance of "Summertime" is the only cure...

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Quote of the Day
July 20 2015 @ 8:37 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, 1972.

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Quote of the Day
July 17 2015 @ 7:44 am

"...And her independence was the weight she carried for all her fans. She had to go on winning, go on proving that you could say "Fuck you!" to teachers and parents and police and life." - Uncut, 1975.

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Dick Cavett Show
July 15 2015 @ 7:53 am

Janis made her first appearance on the Dick Cavett Show this week in July, 1969. After Cavett referred to her as a "star", a modest Janis asked him to call her a singer instead. You can watch the full interview here...

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Quote of the Day
July 13 2015 @ 7:59 am

"It was Janis who took the audience's breath away at Monterey, this Texas white girl who belts the rocking blues like no one else, propelled by one of the founding bands of the San Francisco sound." - John Byrne Cooke

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#FlashbackFriday
July 10 2015 @ 8:05 am

Janis Joplin celebrating Ken Threadgill's birthday at Threadgill's in Austin, TX in the summer of 1970. Janis and her friends used to play together at Threadgill's before she moved out to San Francisco in 1963.

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Quote of the Day
July 8 2015 @ 7:38 am

"Miss Joplin is a tremendously exciting blues/rock shouter, one who has had trouble finding musicians able to weather her storm." - New York Times, 1970.

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Cheap Thrills
July 6 2015 @ 7:57 am

That explosive showcase of psychedelic soul featured Joplinís raw, impassioned readings of Willie Mae Thornton's "Ball and Chain" and "Piece of My Heart." - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on "Cheap Thrills"

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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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