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Today in History
20 March 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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Today in History
27 February 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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This Month in History
5 October 2016 @ 12:08 pm

"It is impudent, warm, gentle, boiling over in the wildest, blazing, urgent white blues ever trapped on wax!" - International Times on "Cheap Thrills," which reached #1 on the Billboard charts 48 years ago this month!

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This Week in History
28 September 2016 @ 7:34 am

"Piece of My Heart: entered the Billboard Hot 100 this week in 1968!

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This Week in History
17 August 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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Today in History
12 August 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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Today in History - Bessie Smith
8 August 2016 @ 8:43 am

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

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Today in History
3 August 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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Today in History
18 July 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
17 June 2016 @ 7:45 am

This weekend in 1967 Janis awed audiences at the Monterey Pop Festival with her stunning version of "Ball & Chain."

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#FlashbackFriday
10 June 2016 @ 8:50 am

Today marks 50 years since Janis made her debut with Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco.#FlashbackFriday #JanisHistory

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This Week in History
7 March 2016 @ 12:38 pm

Janis and the boys of Big Brother and the Holding Company helped Bill Graham christen Fillmore East by playing its first show this week in 1968.

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This Week in History
26 February 2016 @ 2:46 pm

"Pearl" was at the top of the charts this week in 1971. The album hit #1 on the Billboard 200.

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This Week in History
19 February 2016 @ 11:44 am

Janis and the boys from Big Brother and the Holding Company signed to Columbia Records this week in 1968.

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This Day in History - Pearl
11 January 2016 @ 8:19 am

"It was music that swept you away. Its crude confidence was somehow part of its unwritten aesthetic. It gave a sense of something religious going on. The stuttering guitar on "Combination of the Two" seemed a strange form of prayer to some new god in the making." - Rolling Stone on "Pearl" released this day in 1971.

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#FlashbackFriday
18 December 2015 @ 7:39 am

#FriendlyFriday Janis performed at Madison Square Garden this weekend in 1969. Her pal, Johnny Winters made a surprise appearance.

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#FlashbackFriday
4 December 2015 @ 7:42 am

Janis appeared on "This Is Tom Jones" today in 1969.

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This Week in History
23 November 2015 @ 8:39 am

Janis made a special appearance at Tina Turner's show at Madison Square Garden this week in 1969. Were you lucky enough to be in the audience that night?

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Today in History
4 November 2015 @ 9:08 am

Janis Joplin was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today in 2013.

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This Month in History
14 October 2015 @ 1:13 am

"Cheap Thrills" hit #1 on the Billboard Charts this month in 1968.

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Today In History - Cheap Thrills
12 August 2015 @ 8:50 am

"Dig that the greatest electronic feedback record of all isn't a psychedelic freak record but a blues one. Sell anything to get this one." - International Times on 'Cheap Thrills' released today in 1968.

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Today In History
7 August 2015 @ 10:34 am

Janis and her pals The Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service got together to play a little benefit show for the Children's Adventure Day Camp at The Fillmore in San Francisco today in 1966.

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This Week In History
5 August 2015 @ 7:48 am

Janis made a surprise appearance at the Festival For Peace in Queens, NY this week on August 6th, 1970.

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Today In History
3 August 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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This Week in History
24 June 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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This Week in History
22 June 2015 @ 8:42 am

One of the beloved live recordings of Janis, Live at the Carousel Ballroom, was recorded this week on June 23rd, 1968 in San Francisco. Check out that hand-drawn gig flyer!

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Today In History
17 June 2015 @ 7:53 am

"What if Big Brother hadn't played at Monterey? They might not have signed a management contract with Albert Grossman later that year, maybe never... In the immediate aftermath of the festival, it is Janis who gets the most notice, the biggest boost." - John Byrne Cooke on Janis' Monterey International Pop Festival performance June 17th, 1967

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Today In History
12 June 2015 @ 7:43 am

"If things started slowly, the concert ended in a near-riot and the rent-a-cops in their mountie hats, not sure whether they were at a concert or a demonstration, blew their cool and began driving back the kids rushing the stage with their clubs and flashlights. Meanwhile Janis was ecstatic." - Rolling Stone on Janis' first performance with Full Tilt Boogie Band on June 12th, 1970 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky

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Today In History
15 May 2015 @ 6:39 am

The Hells Angels present in tear-ass sound and color: Big Brother and The Holding Company, May 15th, 1968. "As for Janis, she was to the Hells Angels what a sweetheart is to Sigma Chi." - Al Aronowitz

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Today In History
27 April 2015 @ 7:53 am

Brown University’s Spring Weekend April 25th-27th, 1969. Students were treated to performances from Janis and Smokey Robinson among others. The Brown Daily Herald says that Janis was "Hunching, jumping, lunging at the microphone, stamping, clawing the air, the Blue-Eyed Soul Sister electrified an audience she huskily called 'groovy.'"

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This Week In History
17 April 2015 @ 7:49 am

Janis was in Copenhagen at Tivoli Gardens this week in 1969.

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Today In History
13 April 2015 @ 8:00 am

"Live At Winterland" was recorded at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco on April 12th and 13th, 1968.

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Today In History
20 March 2015 @ 7:22 am

Janis kicked off 4 nights of shows at Fillmore East tonight in 1969.

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Today In History
18 March 2015 @ 8:01 am

"Me And Bobby McGee" hit #1 on the Top 40 Charts this week in 1971.

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Today In History
16 March 2015 @ 7:24 am

Janis Joplin played the Ed Sullivan Show 46 years ago today. Who remembers tuning in?

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This Week in History
6 March 2015 @ 7:36 am

Bill Graham Presents: Big Brother & The Holding Company + Tim Buckley + Albert King at Fillmore East March 8th, 1968.

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This Week in History
2 March 2015 @ 1:36 pm

Janis and Big Brother & The Holding Company played two nights at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit this week in 1968.

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This Week in History
28 January 2015 @ 8:01 am

Janis performed one of her first shows with Big Brother & The Holding Company this week in 1967. The band played at the Mantra-Rock Dance on January 29th at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. Other guests included Allen Ginsberg and The Grateful Dead.

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Today in History
1 December 2014 @ 8:36 am

Today in 1968 was Janis' last performance with Big Brother and the Holding Company in San Franciso.

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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
8 September 2014 @ 6:51 am

#HollywoodBowl #SummerTraditions. Share your summer traditions in the comments below!

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On This Day In History
5 September 2014 @ 7:37 am

Janis Joplin began recording Pearl on this day in 1970.

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The Woodstock Experience
15 August 2014 @ 8:25 am

45 years ago this weekend, Woodstock changed the world. Share your stories if you were there. If you weren't, we have the Woodstock Experience in our shop!

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Cheap Thrills
13 August 2014 @ 8:17 am

Cheap Thrills was released this week in 1968. "The album does carry tension and emotions - not so much in the music itself as in the need to make music..." - Simon Frith writing for Let It Rock in April of 1975.

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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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Today In History
25 July 2014 @ 8:14 am

Janis Joplin and her Big Brother boys were in Newport this weekend to perform at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island. They shared the bill with Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, and Pete Seeger just to name a few.

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Today In History
18 July 2014 @ 8:40 am

Janis made her first appearance on The Dick Cavett Show today in 1969. When asked about life on the road, Janis answered...

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Today in History
4 July 2014 @ 7:51 am

The Festival Express made it to Calgary today in 1970. "The idea was to remind people of the romance of traveling by train in the old days when the train was still a vital form of communication, and combine that with rock and roll, which is the most vital form of communication today: bringing things together." - Festival Express tour publicist, Frank Duckworth

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This Week in History
2 July 2014 @ 8:51 am

Janis and Big Brother packed up and moved to Lagunitas, CA this week in 1966.

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Today In History
25 June 2014 @ 7:38 am

On The Dick Cavett Show on June 25, 1970, Janis talks about her plans to go back to Port Arthur, Texas for her 10th high school reunion. Ah, sweet revenge.

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Today In History
23 June 2014 @ 7:15 am

On June 23 in 1968, Janis and Big Brother & The Holding Company performed at the Carousel Ballroom. The show was recorded by Owsley Stanley - this, of course, became Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968.

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Today In History
17 June 2014 @ 3:49 pm

The legendary Monterey Pop Festival performance occurred on June 17, 1967! Director Sean Durkin describes the "Ball 'n' Chain" scene in D.A. Pennebaker's documentary Monterey Pop for the Criterion Collection

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Today In History
10 June 2014 @ 10:37 am

On June 10, 1966 Janis had her first performance with Big Brother & The Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom. #JuneIsForJanis

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Today In History
4 June 2014 @ 10:01 am

Today in 1966, Janis Joplin arrived in San Francisco to join Big Brother & The Holding Company. The rest, as they say, is history... #JuneIsForJanis

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Today in History
5 May 2014 @ 6:58 am

Full Tilt Boogie made their debut today in 1970 at a Hell's Angels Dance in San Rafael, CA.

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Today In History
21 April 2014 @ 8:10 am

Today in 1969, Janis made her Royal Albert Hall debut with the Kozmic Blues Band.

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Legends are Forever
7 April 2014 @ 4:08 am

Today in 1968, Janis performed with Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Joni Mitchell, Richie Havens, Paul Butterfield and Elvin Bishop at the 'Wake for Martin Luther King Jr.' concert in New York.

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Today in History
30 March 2014 @ 8:26 am

On this date in 1969, Janis and her new Kozmic Blues Band debut at Winterland.

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This Week in History
16 March 2014 @ 6:46 am

Rolling Stone Magazine, this week in 1969, featured the queen, asking... "Is she the Judy Garland of Rock"?

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Today in History
22 January 2014 @ 7:36 am

The pre-Janis Big Brother and the Holding Company played a short set Jan 21, 22, 23 at Longshoreman's Hall in San Francisco.

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Today in History
1 October 2013 @ 5:08 pm

Cheap Thrills hit #1 on U.S. Charts this day in 1968!

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Today In History
27 September 2013 @ 8:06 am

"Piece Of My Heart" made its first appearance on the charts this week in 1968.

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On This Day...
12 August 2013 @ 7:22 am

Cheap Thrills was released on Columbia Records 45 years ago today! Name your best song from the album. Ready? GO! http://bit.ly/1aVarti

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Today in History
7 August 2013 @ 2:28 pm

The same day that Janis made her epic appearance at Shea Stadium's Summer Festival For Peace, Rolling Stone released one of its Janis Joplin cover issues. August 6, 1970!

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This Week in History
15 July 2013 @ 7:51 am

This week in Janis Joplin history: Janis's "Greatest Hits" album entered the charts and went on to sell more than 2 million copies.

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Today in History
17 June 2013 @ 4:06 pm

46 years ago today, on June 17, 1967, Big Brother and the Holding Company played the Monterey International Pop Festival. It was the first "big" show they played...

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Today in History
11 February 2013 @ 2:25 pm

The Kozmic Blues Band debuts at the Fillmore East. The Grateful Dead are the opening act.

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History
10 August 2012 @ 11:03 am

On August 12, 1966, Columbia Records released Big Brother & The Holding Company's self-titled debut, originally recorded for Mainstream Records. It reaches #60.

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Today in History
13 July 2012 @ 1:51 pm

On this day in 1973, "Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits" enters the album charts. It will peak at #22 and sell more than 2 million copies.

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Janis History
6 July 2012 @ 10:35 am

Janis Joplin plays at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on July 7, 1968. Have any memorabilia, photos or videos from the show? Add them to the archive here!

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