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Quote of the Day
6 July 2016 @ 6:30 am

"Her voice was rough around the edges and unmistakable. Joplin sang the blues, and she subjected herself to them. She was vulnerable, and she was a pioneer for women in rock." - NPR

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Quote of the Day
1 June 2016 @ 10:15 pm

"Joplin was dubbed the first queen of rock 'n' roll, and her voice is singular. She was rough around the edges, vulnerable and charismatic, and she paved the way for countless women in rock." - NPR, 2013

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Quote of the Day
22 April 2015 @ 7:09 am

"...smart and funny, I think most of all, are the parts that I'd like people to know were an important part of her personality." - John Byrne Cook speaking about Janis with NPR, 2014.

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Monterey Pop Festival
21 January 2015 @ 7:46 am

"I very much remember her playing in the sunshine, and everyone really not just excited but kind of flabbergasted at how intense it was." - Robert Christgau, a former reporter with Esquire, speaking with NPR's "All Things Considered" about Janis Joplin and Big Brother & The Holding Company's 1967 Montery Pop Festival performance.

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Quote of the Day
12 January 2015 @ 7:40 am

"Janis Joplin didn't just sing a song, she took it over. She swallowed it whole, then sent it back through her gut and her heart." - NPR's Scott Simon remembers Janis Joplin in January 2003.

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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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Quote of the Day
24 March 2014 @ 9:52 am

"Nobody has come close to capturing the way that that girl sang. And I don't think they ever will, because there's something in her voice that can't be replicated" - biographer Alice Echols on NPR.

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