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Today In History
June 18 2014 @ 8:35 am

On June 18, 1968, Janis performed at the opening of the Fillmore West with Big Brother & the Holding Company. Janis once said about her first time with the band:

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Today In History
June 17 2014 @ 3:49 pm

The legendary Monterey Pop Festival performance occurred on June 17, 1967! Director Sean Durkin describes the "Ball 'n' Chain" scene in D.A. Pennebaker's documentary Monterey Pop for the Criterion Collection

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Artwork
June 16 2014 @ 7:22 am

More of Janis' artwork - Reclining Woman

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Full-Tilt Boogie
June 13 2014 @ 7:37 am

On June 12, 1970 Janis debuted her new band, Full-Tilt Boogie, at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. #JuneIsForJanis

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Words of Wisdom
June 11 2014 @ 8:02 am

"Good luck. It's a bitch." - Janis Joplin #JuneIsForJanis #WordsOfWisdom

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Today In History
June 10 2014 @ 10:37 am

On June 10, 1966 Janis had her first performance with Big Brother & The Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom. #JuneIsForJanis

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Quote of the Day
June 9 2014 @ 7:55 am

"Blazing blue eyes, tangled dirty blonde hair, raunchy hoarse voice... Janis socked her bluesy voice into the soul of everyone who listened to her." - an uncredited writer in Flip, December 1968

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Dream Team
June 6 2014 @ 8:31 am

On June 7, 1969 Janis made a guest appearance with the Grateful Dead at the Fillmore West. She stepped in to join Pigpen on "Turn On Your Lovelight." Listen here.

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Today In History
June 4 2014 @ 10:01 am

Today in 1966, Janis Joplin arrived in San Francisco to join Big Brother & The Holding Company. The rest, as they say, is history... #JuneIsForJanis

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Quote of the Day
June 2 2014 @ 5:44 pm

"Blazing blue eyes, tangled dirty blonde hair, raunchy hoarse voice... Janis socked her bluesy voice into the soul of everyone who listened to her." - Flip Magazine, 1968. Post the title of the first Janis song you ever heard in the comments.

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Did You Know?
May 30 2014 @ 7:07 am

Prior to joining Big Brother, Janis considered joining Texas band Thirteen Floor Elevators. Just think how history might have changed...

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Overheard In The Studio
May 28 2014 @ 7:40 am

"Hey man, just forget about it and do what you gotta do!" - Advice to Janis on filling in the break on "Get It While You Can."

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Quote of the Day
May 23 2014 @ 7:38 am

"Janis mirrored her past, throwing all her pain and humiliation back at us in shattered images. It was as if she would only be complete when these relentless reflections were seen and absorbed by others, and thus ceased to be." - David Dalton in his book on Janis, Piece of My Heart.

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Quote of the Day
May 21 2014 @ 9:00 am

Grateful Dead drummer, Mickey Hart: "The first [t]ime I saw Janis was probably one of the most revealing moments. I saw her at the Matrix, a tiny little club in North Beach. May have held fifty people .It was like a hallway. It was an amazing scene. Big Brother was going crazy feeding back, and Janis stepped to the mike, and it split your head open. It was so out of hand."

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Quote of the Day
May 19 2014 @ 9:01 am

"The significance of Janis wasn't really what she did (how she sang); what mattered was who she was, and where. A plain and awkward Texan girl, blossoming on San Francisco dope and indulgence - she was a symbol for every kid loser in '60s America: the dumpy dropout who'd made it, become beautiful and happy and free." - Simon Frith, Let It Rock, April 1975

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#Trendsetter
May 16 2014 @ 7:44 am

Bub B of Underground Kingz spoke on NPR's Microphone Check about getting out of his home town of Port Arthur, Texas:

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Lyric of the Day
May 14 2014 @ 9:16 am

"Yeah, but I'm gonna take good care of Janis, yeah, Honey, ain't no one gonna dog me down." - from "Turtle Blues"

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Quote of the Day
May 12 2014 @ 7:22 am

"To be true to myself, to be the person that was on the inside of me, and not play games. That's what I'm trying to do mostly in the whole world, is not bullshit myself and not bullshit anybody else." - Janis Joplin on her goals

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Happy Mother's Day
May 11 2014 @ 7:21 am

Here's to the strength and honesty of women who carry on Janis' spirit and pass along the freedom of self expression to new generations. Happy Mother's Day.

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