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Quote of the Day
August 23 2016 @ 8:56 pm

"They were grateful to Janis for taking them away from where they were and putting their heads somewhere else, and they showed it." - Rolling Stone, August 1970

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Quote of the Day
August 22 2016 @ 8:00 am

"Janis was utterly democratic. She would engage in conversation with absolutely anyone." - David Dalton

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#FlashbackFriday
August 19 2016 @ 6:56 am

Janis with her manager, Albert Grossman.

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This Week in History
August 17 2016 @ 7:51 am

"Indeed, in the voice of a talent like Joplin in concert, music is different. It's redemption, salvation, deliverance, release, and emancipation all at once." - PopMatters on "Janis Joplin: The Woodstock Experience."

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Quote of the Day
August 15 2016 @ 7:40 am

"Janis: the merry, bawdy, rowdy middle-finger-giver to rectitude and thoughtfulness." - Vanity Fair

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Today in History
August 12 2016 @ 1:27 pm

"Joplin's show at Harvard Stadium was only supposed to be for a crowd of 10,000. Instead, almost 40,000 fans packed in to see that performance." - WBUR 90.9 FM on Janis’ final public concert appearance on this day in 1970.

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Quote of the Day
August 10 2016 @ 9:16 am

"Only she wasn't a blues singer, she was a rock singer - a rock singer who learned to conceal her country twang after she cut these ten crazed songs." - Robert Christgau on Janis' performance on "Big Brother And The Holding Company," featuring Janis Joplin, released this month in 1967.

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Today in History - Bessie Smith
August 8 2016 @ 8:43 am

"The greatest blues singer in the world will never stop singing."

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#FlashbackFriday
August 5 2016 @ 8:51 am

Janis at The Fillmore in San Francisco.

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Today in History
August 3 2016 @ 3:23 pm

46 years ago today Janis made her final TV appearance on The Dick Cavett Show. Watch it now.

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Quote of the Day
August 1 2016 @ 8:13 am

"Janis saw me as I was and loved me as I was. I didn’t need to be a Southern belle to be worthy of her unlimited affection. Throughout her career she gave to her fans in the same way. In her own stumbling, determined fashion, she let them know that all were worthy of total acceptance and love just because of who they were." - Laura Joplin

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Quote of the Day
July 29 2016 @ 9:58 am

"Perhaps the most important singer of her generation, she had become a full-fledged rock and roll phenomenon and a beacon of counter-cultural style." - Sotheby's

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Quote of the Day
July 27 2016 @ 8:49 am

"She truly came alive and electric on stage, which is one of the main reasons she still enjoys such a legendary reputation as an artist. Joplin offered everything to her audiences." - PopMatters

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Quote of the Day
July 25 2016 @ 8:42 am

"She was also the only woman to achieve that kind of stature in what was basically a male club, the only Sixties culture hero to make visible and public women's experience of the quest for individual liberation, which was very different from men's." - Rolling Stone

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Quote of the Day
July 22 2016 @ 7:34 am

"As much as Janis was tethered to her conservative upbringing, she made incredible strides, not only for women in music but also for music in general." - Paste Magazine

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Quote of the Day
July 20 2016 @ 9:21 am

"Her raspy blues-rock was the soundtrack to San Francisco's summer of love." - The Guardian

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Today in History
July 18 2016 @ 8:42 am

On this day in 1969 Janis appeared for the first time on the "Dick Cavett Show." Watch her stunning performance of "To Love Somebody" here.

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#FlashbackFriday
July 15 2016 @ 8:35 am

Janis with her family #FlashbackFriday

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Quote of the Day
July 13 2016 @ 7:16 am

"She was a pioneer, one of the early women in rock-and-roll to go out there big time in front of a band and hang it out all alone. And she slung it from the heart - and isn't it the stuff of the heart, far more than of the head, that lasts?" - Washington Post

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Quote of the Day
July 11 2016 @ 8:30 am

"Her last album, 1970’s 'Pearl,' was by far her most nuanced and best. There's so much we never got to hear." - Boston Globe

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