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Quote of the Day
March 29 2017 @ 6:33 am

"Janis was fearless with her pain and with her truth." - P!NK

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Quote of the Day
March 27 2017 @ 6:39 am

"I mean, you can’t put down somebody for loving you." - Janis Joplin on having fans.

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Video of the Day
March 24 2017 @ 6:13 am

"We’d go to this old coast guard shack- a tiny little building... We used to sit up [on the roof] with a candle, a bottle of Jim Beam, a couple of Cokes and sit around [talking]. We were up there one day and someone said, ‘I wish we had a record player,’ and I said, ‘I can sing.’" - Janis talking about the moment she first discovered she could sing.

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Little Richard
March 22 2017 @ 7:08 am

"[Her singing was] a sign of her possession by the Holy Spirit which she brought with her out of the south." - Little Richard on Janis Joplin’s singing.

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Record Store Day
March 21 2017 @ 7:28 pm

Janis will be featured on the Record Store Day exclusive vinyl release, Dogfish Head Presents: Music To Drink Beer To (3rd Edition)! In addition to Big Brother & The Holding Company, this limited-edition compilation features legends such as Nina Simone, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley + more!

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Today in History
March 20 2017 @ 6:36 am

48 years ago, Kozmic Blues band opened at Winterland in San Francisco. If you could go back to this performance, what’s a song you would love to see?

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Made for Pearl
March 17 2017 @ 6:57 am

"The clothes never wore her, even a giant fur hat couldn't overpower her spirit." - Audra Mae

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Quote of the Day
March 15 2017 @ 6:52 am

"[Janis is] kind of [a] mixture of Leadbelly, a steam engine, Calamity Jane, Bessie Smith, an oil derrick, rotgut bourbon, funneled into the 20th century, somewhere between El Paso and San Francisco." - Cashbox, 1968.

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Quote of the Day
March 13 2017 @ 7:00 am

"Feeling things and really getting into it, that’s fun.” - Janis Joplin on singing.

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A Night WIth Janis Joplin
March 10 2017 @ 6:30 am

"A Night with Janis Joplin" is coming to San Francisco this June 7th - July 2nd! The city by the bay that stole Janis' heart is finally getting a homecoming at the American Conservatory Theater. Grab your tickets before they're gone! http://found.ee/ANWJJinSF

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Quote of the Day
March 8 2017 @ 6:37 am

"Being on stage, man, rocking out, like everything else is like lookin' at yourself in the mirror." -Janis Joplin

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Quote of the Day
March 6 2017 @ 6:42 am

"That's the one thing I don’t like - the star trip... I’m buyin' my own drinks." - Janis Joplin on fame.

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Quote of the Day
March 3 2017 @ 6:44 am

"No, I don’t think I'm a star. I'lll never be a star like Jimi Hendrix or Bob Dylan. I figured out why - cause I tell the truth. If they want to know who I am, they ask me and I'll tell them." - Janis Joplin

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Quote of the Day
March 1 2017 @ 8:28 am

"Janis arrived in Boystown with her tough babe, one-of-the-guys, biker mama swagger." - David Dalton

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Today in History
February 27 2017 @ 7:46 am

46 years ago today, Pearl hit #1 on the Billboard charts. What's your favorite song on the album?

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Quote of the Day
February 24 2017 @ 6:52 am

"Suddenly, in a world not quite ready for her, there was Janis Joplin!" - Flip, 1968

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Playlist
February 22 2017 @ 7:38 am

Legacy Recordings in France made a playlist of their favorite tunes by the great Janis Joplin. Did they leave any songs out? http://spoti.fi/2klx30c

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Quote of the Day
February 20 2017 @ 7:24 am

"Rock's hottest mama[!]" - UnCut

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Today in History
February 17 2017 @ 6:43 am

49 years ago today, Big Brother and The Holding Company began their East Coast Tour at the Anderson Theater in NY!

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Quote of the Day
February 15 2017 @ 6:46 am

"Janis belted blues like no white girl I had ever heard. Janis was unforgettable - she was an amazing talent - the first I had encountered. She flew in the face of the perfect '50s homemaker.” - writer Holly George-Warren paraphrasing a fellow journalist and photographer who knew Joplin in her early days in Austin, Texas

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