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Quote of the Day
31 October 2016 @ 8:28 am

"Janis was exhausted but excited; the rain dance had worked. As Janis and the band left the stage in the eternal rock pantomime of unplugging guitars, the crowd howled for more." - Rolling Stone, August 1970

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Quote of the Day
26 October 2016 @ 7:22 am

"Most of my biggest problems now are what color scheme to use on my next string of beads." - Janis to Rolling Stone, 1970

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Quote of the Day
23 August 2016 @ 8:56 pm

"They were grateful to Janis for taking them away from where they were and putting their heads somewhere else, and they showed it." - Rolling Stone, August 1970

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Quote of the Day
25 July 2016 @ 8:42 am

"She was also the only woman to achieve that kind of stature in what was basically a male club, the only Sixties culture hero to make visible and public women's experience of the quest for individual liberation, which was very different from men's." - Rolling Stone

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Quote of the Day
27 June 2016 @ 8:36 am

"Everyone from Kim Gordon to Pink has given Joplin props for paving the way as a woman in a male-dominated rock climate, and the singer's raw delivery continues to resonate." - Rolling Stone, 2015

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Quote of the Day
8 June 2016 @ 8:33 am

"She made her live debut with Big Brother in June of '66 at the Avalon. That band, their hometown and female empowerment in American popular music were changed overnight." - Rolling Stone, 2015

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A Woman Left Lonely
2 March 2016 @ 9:56 am

"Janis' tendency to rush the moment of intensity is kept in check long enough for the tune to achieve a shape and a flow. By the authority of her delivery early in the tune, she earns the right to just plain rip at the close." - Rolling Stone on "A Woman Left Lonely" off of "Pearl" released this week in 1971.

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Pearl Review
22 February 2016 @ 8:58 am

"This is not a new Janis, but a redefined, more organized, old Janis. Her good and her bad vocal habits are still the same, but they are tempered by updated goals and surroundings." - Rolling Stone reviewing "Pearl" in February, 1971

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Happy Birthday, Pearl.
19 January 2016 @ 9:06 am

Celebrate by watching Janis: Little Girl Blue. Watch on demand now in the US, or in a theater near you.

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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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Quote of the Day
23 December 2015 @ 8:41 am

"Capable of both a respectful rendering of George and Ira Gershwin's "Summertime" and a sweaty reworking of the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody," Joplin remains the ultimate rock interpreter - the iconoclast who could rewrite songs with a single scream." - Rolling Stone, December 2002

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'Janis: Little Girl Blue': Inside the New Joplin Doc
17 November 2015 @ 2:10 pm

How Amy Berg got singer's friends, family and forgotten lovers to open up about the legendary Sixties blues singer

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Quote of the Day
2 November 2015 @ 9:22 am

"Janis sang out of her pain as a woman, and men dug it. Yet it was men who caused the pain, and if they stopped causing it they would not have her to dig." - Rolling Stone, November 1976.

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Quote of the Day
16 October 2015 @ 7:10 am

"This war against limits was largely responsible for the electrifying power of Joplin's early performances; it was what made Cheap Thrills a classic, in spite of unevenness and the impossibility of duplicating on a record the excitement of her concerts." - Rolling Stone, 1976

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Rolling Stone Review
23 September 2015 @ 7:23 am

"These San Francisco acid rockers were the most simpatico band Janis Joplin ever had, especially when its rough racket backs her up on "Piece of My Heart," perhaps her greatest recording." - Rolling Stone

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Rolling Stone
10 August 2015 @ 10:17 am

"In its new context, her voice can go through its almost impossible series of changes: laughing and crying in the same line, singing harmony with itself, cracking up, and finally, taking off into the breathtaking and suspenseful endings, a mind-blowing collage of sound patterns that make her now, more than ever, one of the really great gospel/blues singers of all time." - Rolling Stone, August 1970

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Newport Folk Festival
27 July 2015 @ 8:31 am

"Erma Franklin's version of this song has soul. Janis Joplin's has balls." - Rolling Stone in their review of Janis' performance of "Piece Of My Heart" at the Newport Folk Festival on July 29th, 1968.

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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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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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"A Report on Janis Joplin: The Judy Garland Of Rock?"
13 March 2015 @ 7:30 am

"It all takes time, she knows. Janis wants to sing and she wants other people in the band to sing, too. You get a bunch of musicians together so everybody can contribute to the final product, make it something larger than the sum." - Rolling Stone, March 1969.

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Photo of the Day
18 February 2015 @ 7:30 am

Rolling Stone, February 1968.

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Quote of the Day
16 February 2015 @ 8:16 am

"The road is just a hassle, the only thing you got out of it that's groovy is playing. Any musician that I see that's working, especially those six-day weeks, they're only doing it for their music, there's no other reason, no money is worth that grief, man." - Janis to Rolling Stone, published in 1972.

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Quote of the Day
2 February 2015 @ 8:32 am

"Strangely enough, and perhaps fortunately for Janis, all this reading, absorption and general intellectual turn of mind did not intrude on her singing and songwriting, which always remained very basic, gutsy, immediate and devoid of reflection." - Rolling Stone February 1972.

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Pearl
9 January 2015 @ 9:29 am

"This is not a new Janis, but a redefined, more organized, old Janis. Her good and her bad vocal habits are still the same, but they are tempered by updated goals and surroundings." - Rolling Stone on the posthumous release of Janis Joplinís "Pearl", released January 11th, 1971.

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Quote of the Day
12 November 2014 @ 7:23 am

"I always did have a very heavy attachment for the whole Fitzgerald thing, that all-out, Full Tilt, Hell Bent Way of Living, and she and F. Scott Fitzgerald were the epitome of that whole trip, right?" - Janis to Rolling Stone.

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Quote of the Day
20 August 2014 @ 7:58 am

"'I permit them to dance,' she yelled to a burly sergeant-at-arms, 'in fact, I demand it!'" David Dalton wrote for the Rolling Stone issue that came out on August 6, 1960 with the iconic photo of Janis on the cover.

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The Festival Express Tour
30 June 2014 @ 7:40 am

The Festival Express Tour started on June 28 in 1970 and went until July 4. On this trip, "Janis played a funky Eleanor of Aquitaine - Catherine the Great queen to a court of jamming musicians including the Grateful Dead, Delaney and Bonnie, Buddy Guy, Eric Andersen, and Ian and Sylvia." - David Dalton, (Rolling Stone, 1972) #JuneIsForJanis

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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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Rolling Stone
4 October 2013 @ 1:34 pm

Rolling Stone celebrates Janis: http://rol.st/1aT49dk

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