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She was interacting with the audience in almost a—well, it wasn’t almost, it was, it was a sexual banter back and forth. They were calling up to her, they wanted her, and she wanted them.” -Kevin McElroy, Harvard Stadium concert attendee

On this day in 1968, Big Brother & The Holding Company released their second album, CHEAP THRILLS. On the very same day two years later, Janis played her last show at Boston’s Harvard Stadium.

Read more about a fan account of the performance via the link in bio.

📸: Kevin McElroy
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Today we remember the great @JerryGarcia, iconic Grateful Dead singer & guitarist.

Janis and Jerry shared a mutual adoration for each other. Following the Grateful Dead’s lead, Big Brother & The Holding Company moved to the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco to live communally.

Jerry Garcia and Janis Joplin shared many stages together, including iconic Bill Graham venues and the legendary Festival Express in Canada.

Jerry and Janis are pictured here in Haight-Ashbury, SF, 1967.
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Here is another huge milestone in #JanisJoplinHistory! 50 years ago on this day, Janis performed what would become one of her most famous songs, “Mercedes Benz," for the first time at the @CapitolTheatre in Port Chester, NY, after writing the iconic tune at a bar just around the corner from the venue. 🎙

Sing along with the feel-good, soulful tune - hit the link in bio ✌️🚗
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“Back in Port Arthur, I’d heard some Leadbelly records, and, well, if the blues syndrome is true, I guess it’s true about me. So I began listening to blues and folk music. I bought Bessie Smith and Odetta records...” -Janis Joplin

50 years ago on this day, Janis Joplin, along with Juanita Green, paid for a proper gravestone for one of Janis’ biggest musical inspirations and idols, Bessie Smith.

The headstone, located in Philadelphia, reads: “The Greatest Blues Singer in the World Will Never Stop Singing — Bessie Smith 1895‐1937.”
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“Chet [Helms] is a very important man out here now and he wanted me specifically, to sing with this band.” -Janis Joplin in a letter to her mother

Happy Birthday to Big Brother & The Holding Company founder and first manager, Chet Helms. The legendary music manager was an early supporter of Janis’ talent, and eventually convinced her to move to SF, kickstarting her career.
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“I finally met someone who can throw a better party than me…” -Janis Joplin on Jerry Garcia, 1970

Happy Birthday to legendary Grateful Dead singer Jerry Garcia, born on this day in 1942.

Head on down to Shakedown Street and celebrate Jerry’s birthday with this playlist featuring early Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and more iconic sounds of the 1960s -link in bio.
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Tomorrow is the day! Be sure to tune in to the official Janis Joplin FB page for a special live stream event with rock n' roll sister duo Larkin Poe. Much like Janis, these ladies are heavily influenced by the blues - don't miss them covering Janis tunes and more - facebook.com/JanisJoplin.
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So you’ve got your sandals, your layered jewelry, and your hair all done up, but there’s one thing missing that will tie that outfit all together…

Grab a pair of these retro Janis shades, and you’ll be channeling the queen of cool year-round!

Modeled after the pair Janis used to wear, each pair includes a unique carrying pouch and cleaning cloth 🌞💛

Pre-order yours today - link in bio.
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Well, hey there - have you followed Janis on Spotify yet? All you have to do is click the link below to follow Janis, and you'll be entered to win. The more friends you get to join, the more entries you'll receive - hit the link in bio!

Perfect for these warm summer days, you could win this breezy white Janis Joplin logo t-shirt, or one of the many tees in the shop!
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Mark your calendars - Larkin Poe will be taking over the official Janis Joplin FB page for a special live stream tribute to the Queen of Rock N' Roll on July 28th at 11am PST!

Having been dubbed "the little sisters of the Allman Brothers," Larkin Poe will be showcasing their blues influences by playing Janis covers and more. Tune in at: facebook.com/JanisJoplin
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Happy Birthday to Kozmic Blues Band saxophonist Terry Clements! The woodwind wizard performed with the band at the iconic Woodstock Music & Arts Festival in 1969.

Check out this clip of Terry performing with Janis in Frankfurt, Germany (his killer sax solo starts at :12 seconds in), and wish him a happy birthday 🎷
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"Larkin Poe are one of the most interesting bands in the modern blues scene. In their own words, they’ve created a ‘brand of Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll: gritty, soulful, and flavored by their southern heritage’. They are unlike any band in the world of contemporary blues." -Happy Bluesman

Join us for a special live stream performance of Janis covers and more with the incredible ladies of @LarkinPoe on July 28th at 11am PST: www.facebook.com/janisjoplin! You don't want to miss this. ✌️
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#Janis #JanisJoplin #Legends #RockNRoll #Rock #Queen #LarkinPoe #Blues #Livestream @LarkinPoe
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"There is no color to music. Everybody just join in and react to it. Be different." -The Williams Brothers

What was your reaction the first time you heard Janis sing?

Thanks Tim and Fred Williams (YouTubers TwinsthenewTrend) for capturing your first listen of the Queen of Rock N' Roll!
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Hey, love! Want to win an official Janis Joplin store t-shirt? Click the link to follow Janis on Spotify, and you'll automatically be entered to win! Share as many times as you'd like with friends, and you will get more entries - hit the link in bio!

If you can't wait, head over to the official Janis web store and pick
up this "Cole Field House" shirt!
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“One of the two books that Joplin took to San Francisco with her was [Billie] Holiday’s autobiography ‘Lady Sings The Blues.’ Joplin’s friend Richard Hundgen believes it was like a bible to her, and said that she kept it all her life.” -Ultimate Classic Rock

Today we remember legendary jazz singer, and major influence on Janis, Billie Holiday 🎙🖤.

Aside from being a musical inspiration to Janis, Billie also inspired her style. Billie’s signature look was to wear white gardenias in her hair, an accessory Janis would often mimic.
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Summer in the city, baby! ☮

Janis is seen here photographed by Clark Pierson in NYC, taken 50 years ago in the summer of 1970.

Get your warm-weather vibes on with this feel-good Janis Joplin playlist - link in bio.
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⁣#Janis #JanisJoplin #Legends #RockNRoll #Rock #Queen #ClarkPierson #Vintage #History #Summertime #NYC
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ICYMI! Here is a throwback to start off the week from last month’s incredible live stream tribute to Janis by @HaleyReinhart. What was your favorite part of her performance?

Keep the music going with the original version of “Piece Of My Heart,” and other Janis classics with this playlist - hit the link in bio to listen!
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If you’re looking for the perfect summer tee, look no further honey! Pair it with jeans or a skirt and some boots - and bam! Instant style icon.

And don’t worry boys, you can rock this one too!

Shop now - link in bio.
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