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Madison Square Garden
November 26 2014 @ 7:25 am

"At the Garden, Miss Joplin's accomplices gave a powerful and spontaneously happy display of brass blues and rock, and she let herself go in a very exciting way." - From the New York Times' review of Janis' show at Madison Square Garden, 1969.

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Quote of the Day
November 24 2014 @ 8:04 am

"Janis Joplin had an attractiveness that had nothing to do with having blemish-free skin or being perfectly groomed. She was someone it was easy to be drawn to. It was partly her truthfulness and her openness and a sense that she cared." - Lola Bensky

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Quote of the Day
November 21 2014 @ 7:29 am

"Her voice rises to a hoarse screech, then falls to a husky whisper whose tone promises unmentionable pleasures." - Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 17 August 1968

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Quote of the Day
November 19 2014 @ 7:44 am

"Janis was mesmerizing, like a white tornado." - Clive Davis, former president of Columbia Records

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Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
November 17 2014 @ 7:50 am

Janis and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan of Grateful Dead. "He's a good blues singer, but he has a terrible taste in wine." - Janis Joplin

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"Cheap Thrills" Review
November 14 2014 @ 7:20 am

"On 'Ball and Chain' a JJ showcase, earth shaking, reverberating feedback shakes everything but JJ's sex-powered boosted voice. Dig that the greatest electronic feedback record of all isn't a psychedelic freak record but a blues one. Sell anything to get this one." - International Times' review of "Cheap Thrills", October 1968.

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Quote of the Day
November 12 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
November 10 2014 @ 7:14 am

"I don't know what happened. I just exploded. I'd never sung like that before. I used to stand still and sing simple, but you can't sing like that in front of a rock band. You have to sing loud and move wild with all that in back of you. Now, I don't know how to perform any other way." - Janis Joplin, 1968.

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Quote of the Day
November 7 2014 @ 8:01 am

"It's life. That's what rock 'n' roll is for, turn that switch on, and man, it can all be. I hate to tell you that it can, but it could be, and you're a fool not to try. I mean you may not end up happy, but I'm fucked if I'm not going to try. That's like committing suicide the day you're born if you don't try." - Janis on giving her all.

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Photo of the Day
November 5 2014 @ 7:49 am

"What a gorgeous lady to photograph" - Elliott Landy

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Quote of the Day
November 3 2014 @ 2:52 pm

"...Miss Joplin had everything going for her at her British concert, she turned me back on to white soul music, and she turned a lot of other people onto letting themselves go amidst an audience." - International Times, 1969.

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Quote of the Day
October 31 2014 @ 4:44 am

"At my concerts most of the chicks are looking for liberation, they think I'm gonna show 'em how to do it."...

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Quote of the Day
October 29 2014 @ 7:33 am

"I think Janis sang as a young person coming out of Texas and having kicked around San Francisco, and her voice was her voice and that was her interpretation of the songs. She sang blues. And in her own way" ...

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Me and Bobby McGee
October 27 2014 @ 8:08 am

Kris Kristofferson tells the story behind "Me and Bobby McGee." http://performingsongwriter.com/kris-kristofferson-bobby-mcgee/

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#FBF
October 24 2014 @ 7:47 am

Kris Kristofferson celebrates Janis' life and influence at the reveal of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 2013.

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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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