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Photo of the Day
5 October 2015 @ 5:45 pm

Janis Joplin and Big Brother & The Holding Company performed at the Love Pageant Rally with Grateful Dead in San Francisco this week in 1966.

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Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
17 November 2014 @ 7:50 am

Janis and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan of Grateful Dead. "He's a good blues singer, but he has a terrible taste in wine." - Janis Joplin

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On This Day In History
15 September 2014 @ 7:47 am

Another legendary performance at the Hollywood Bowl in California. This show paired Janis with the likes of Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead.

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Today in History
1 September 2014 @ 1:40 pm

September 1, 1969: Janis Joplin headlines the New Orleans Pop Festival, playing alongside fellow legends Grateful Dead, Santana, and Canned Heat.

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Today in History
7 August 2014 @ 7:40 am

What a week for shows for Janis! This one was from a 1966 outing with the Grateful Dead near the beginning of Janis' tenure with Big Brother and the Holding Company.

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Dream Team
6 June 2014 @ 8:31 am

On June 7, 1969 Janis made a guest appearance with the Grateful Dead at the Fillmore West. She stepped in to join Pigpen on "Turn On Your Lovelight." Listen here.

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Quote of the Day
21 May 2014 @ 9:00 am

Grateful Dead drummer, Mickey Hart: "The first [t]ime I saw Janis was probably one of the most revealing moments. I saw her at the Matrix, a tiny little club in North Beach. May have held fifty people .It was like a hallway. It was an amazing scene. Big Brother was going crazy feeding back, and Janis stepped to the mike, and it split your head open. It was so out of hand."

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