RSS Subscribe

News Archive





Top Tags
quotes
photos
history
1968
1969
little girl blue
1970
one night with janis joplin
rolling stone
a night with janis joplin
pearl
amy berg
cheap thrills
david dalton
new york times
1971
john byrne cooke
mojo
piece of my heart
1966

More Tags...
LATEST NEWS


"Janis: Little Girl Blue" airing tomorrow
May 2 2016 @ 9:19 am

"Janis: Little Girl Blue," showing on PBS American Masters tomorrow at 8/7C.

more >>



Quote of the Day
April 29 2016 @ 7:45 am

"Joplin's tenure with Big Brother may have been brief, lasting only from 1966 to 1968, but it yielded a pair of albums that included the milestone Cheap Thrills." - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

more >>



Quote of the Day
April 27 2016 @ 8:18 am

"She was liberating us through her own musical excess." - The Guardian, April 1969

more >>



Video of the Day
April 26 2016 @ 1:48 pm

Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue... Janis Joplin's former boyfriend: "She set me free"

more >>



Quote of the Day
April 25 2016 @ 8:54 am

"Janis Joplin was arguably the female voice of the sixties Rock revolution." - Rock Cellar Magazine

more >>



Quote of the Day
April 22 2016 @ 9:00 am

"As probably the most prominent female performer of the hippie era, she's also a figure of abiding relevance for the various waves of feminism that have come ashore since her untimely death, a few of them arguably stirred up by the deep-water maelstrom of her voice." - Texas Observer, April 1969

more >>



See Cat Power React to Emotional Janis Joplin Letters in Doc Clip
April 21 2016 @ 8:50 am

Cat Power talks reading Janis Joplin's letters in this exclusive clip from the PBS cut of the documentary 'Janis: Little Girl Blue.'

more >>



Quote of the Day
April 20 2016 @ 8:52 am

"Singing soul and rhythm and blues covers, as well as her own song Work Me, Lord, Joplin dispelled English reserve, rousing the crowd to their feet for the entirety of her hour long set, and leaving." - RoyalAlbertHall.com on her April 21st performance in 1969.

more >>



Quote of the Day
April 18 2016 @ 8:24 am

"She fascinated as much for her natural vocal talents as for her prodigious exhaustion of those talents by singing too long, too hard, too rough." - Variety, April 2001

more >>



Quote of the Day
April 15 2016 @ 7:40 am

"The band started to adapt their set around Janis' voice, slowing down their material and leaving room for her improvisations." - Uncut on Janis' early days with Big Brother and the Holding Company, 2015

more >>



Pearl
April 13 2016 @ 8:04 am

"Now known as a Joplin classic, this posthumous release peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and remained there for nine weeks, capturing some of her best-loved performances, including 'Mercedes Benz' and Kris Kristofferson's 'Me and Bobby McGee.'" - UltimateClassicRock.com, 2012

more >>



Quote of the Day
April 11 2016 @ 9:39 am

"You mustn't compromise and you don't have to. I'm a living example of that." - Janis Joplin to Record Mirror, 1969

more >>



Quote of the Day
April 8 2016 @ 11:05 am

"It's hard to imagine in the age of Taylor, Miley and Rihanna, where airbrushed looks are paramount and rebellion is curated, that an artist like Janis Joplin was ever allowed to happen." - Los Angeles Times

more >>



Quote of the Day
April 6 2016 @ 9:36 am

"She sang songs that helped people find themselves." - Laura Joplin

more >>



Quote of the Day
April 5 2016 @ 12:04 pm

"Her style was an extension of her personality-hippy, but no wallflower-child-and she was usually decked out in beads around her neck, wrists and fingers, flowing scarves and long loose locks, vests, feathers in her hair, tye-dye, velvet, bell-bottoms and anything else she fancied." - Urban Outfitters #BellBottomsDay

more >>



Quote of the Day
April 1 2016 @ 3:20 pm

"She claimed the blues, soul, gospel, country and rock with unquestionable authority and verve, fearlessly inhabiting psychedelic guitar jams, back-porch roots and everything in between." - MTV

more >>



Quote of the Day
March 30 2016 @ 9:17 am

"She tears and rages at the implacable burden of her need and her subjection until her victimhood becomes, paradoxically, a kind of triumph." - MOJO, March 1994

more >>



Quote of the Day
March 28 2016 @ 8:41 am

"Joplin's gritty blues vocal seemed to clash with the heavy, psychedelic, free form tendencies of the group. Still, Joplin quickly adapted and once she got the hang of what Big Brother expected the lil' gal from Texas blossomed, elevating herself and the band to a new intergalactic dimension." - UltimateClassicRock.com, March 2012

more >>



#FlashbackFriday
March 25 2016 @ 8:45 am

Janis and Jerry Garcia

more >>



The Seattle Times - A Night With Janis Joplin
March 24 2016 @ 12:13 pm

Growing up with Janis Joplin: Younger sister describes the 'full-steam-ahead girl'

more >>




Older News...