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Quote of the Day
October 22 2014 @ 7:51 am

"I've got lots of tie-dyed velvet... I had these tie-dyed satin sheets, the most beautiful fuckin' sheets in the world and I started makin' it with this cowboy and he shredded them up with his cowboy boots. Three-hundred-dollar satin sheets shredded by cowboy boots. I loved every minute of it." - Janis Joplin on letting loose!

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Quote of the Day
October 20 2014 @ 7:41 am

"Something's gonna happen... it isn't just going to carry on like this. Something's gonna happen... either we are all going to go broke and split up, or else we'll get rich and famous." - Janis, 1966

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Pearl
October 17 2014 @ 7:48 am

"Just listen to the album and dig all the soul, feeling and vitality (it means "life") that Janis could hit you with in her music. And thanks." - Hugh Nolan on Pearl

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Quote of the Day
October 15 2014 @ 8:20 am

"It is a voice that cuts you like a razor, but you can still hear the innocence in it, a claim to purity that soars out of the garbage of her throat, carrying evil harmonies. When Janis sings, it's as if she'd calling out to you from the second-story window of a bordello, inviting you up." - Al Aronowitz, Life Magazine, 1968

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Raise Your Hand
October 14 2014 @ 12:27 pm

We are launching a new campaign to build the bond of the Janis fan community. Learn about it and sign up here: http://bit.ly/LoveJanis

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Quote of the Day
October 13 2014 @ 8:28 am

"I want a bigger band with higher highs, a bigger ladder. And I want more bottom - I want an incredible amount of bottom. I want more noise. When I do a rock tune I want it to be so HUGE..." - Janis Joplin in Life Magazine, 1968

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Quote of the Day
October 10 2014 @ 7:50 am

"She's pop music's only broad, and whether she's singing or talking, it's with all the soul of a Hell's Angels exhaust pipe." - Al Aronowitz, Life Magazine

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Quote of the Day
October 8 2014 @ 7:37 am

"Here comes Janis Joplin, diva of the Haightgeist, a living, breathing R. Crumb hippy chick in blue jeans and peasant blouse, cascading with beads and baubles." - David Dalton on Janis.

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Quote of the Day
October 6 2014 @ 7:49 am

"As usual, she and producer Paul Rothchild amped up everything about 'Cry Baby' - the bluesy arrangement, the instrumental thrust that charges into the choruses and, most of all, Joplin's throat-shredding delivery, one of her very best." - Ultimate Classic Rock on Janis

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Remembering Janis
October 4 2014 @ 10:14 am

January 19, 1943 - October 04, 1970

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Quote of the Day
October 3 2014 @ 7:47 am

"She'd go against traffic on blind curves, with the top down. She'd be laughing 'Nothing can knock me down!'" - Paul Rothschild, producer of Pearl on Janis.

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Mercedes Benz
October 1 2014 @ 9:19 am

"Mercedes Benz" was recorded this day in 1970. Read the story behind the song here: http://performingsongwriter.com/janis-joplin-mercedes-benz/

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Quote of the Day
September 29 2014 @ 8:01 am

Simple and pure. Something to remember today, and every day.

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Piece of My Heart
September 26 2014 @ 8:04 am

"Piece of My Heart" made history when it entered charts this month in 1968. Janis once said "Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable." Singing about her experience with love and loss has helped millions of others through their own dark times.

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Newport Folk Festival
September 24 2014 @ 7:50 am

"They were great. I mean they couldn't have been greater if I'd invented them myself. But they are a bit too, you know, serious." - Janis Joplin on the audience at the Newport Folk Festival (Source: Janis Joplin, Lock Up Your Sons, Melody Maker, 1968.)

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Quote of the Day
September 22 2014 @ 7:31 am

"They came to see me once recently and they seemed pleased I was a success. That's all. Everyone had got so used to the idea I was a failure and now suddenly there I was, obviously a success." - Janis Joplin on her parents opinion (Source: Janis Joplin, Lock Up Your Sons, Melody Maker, 1968.)

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Quote of the Day
September 19 2014 @ 8:05 am

"Her independence was the weight she carried for all her fans. She had to go on winning, go on proving that you could say "Fuck you!" to teachers and parents and police and life." - Critic Simon Frith on Janis' importance

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Quote of the Day
September 17 2014 @ 8:00 am

"My god, will you just look at that, it's fuckin' fantastic." - Janis Joplin on peeking out at the crowd at the Royal Albert Hall.

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On This Day In History
September 15 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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Good Life Words
September 12 2014 @ 8:14 am

"If you're getting more shit than you deserve, you know what to do about it, man. Y'know, it's just you need more music." - Janis Joplin

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