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Quote of the Day
28 October 2015 @ 8:24 am

"Janis felt it would be phony to just take off the grease-paint and leave all that shamanistic stuff in the dressing room. That was Vaudeville, showbiz, and our generation had bigger plans - to change the world. This wasn't to be just another rock'n'roll show, this was the ecstatic flight, the ghost dance, the song that would set you free." - MOJO

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Quote of the Day
14 September 2015 @ 7:50 am

"She's pop music's only broad, and whether she's singing or talking, it's with all the soul of a Hell's Angels exhaust pipe. Like Mae West, she could be the greatest lady who ever walked the streets." - Life, September 1968

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5 June 2015 @ 8:17 am

Janis at the Chelsea Hotel in June of 1970.

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Quote of the Day
29 May 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
7 January 2015 @ 9:16 am

"What people know is the dynamic personality on stage, and then in addition to that, the kind of brash woman of the streets, which was part of the public personality that she projected. But, you know, she was also sweet and vulnerable and compassionate." - John Byrne Cook, Janis' tour manager speaking with NPR, 2014.

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Janis Joplin Image by David Gahr Featured in USPS USA Forever Stamp Series
15 August 2014 @ 10:57 am

Janis Joplin Image by David Gahr Featured in USPS USA Forever stamp series: Music Icons: Beloved musicians whose blend of sound and way of life broke boundaries.

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