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Today In History
June 12 2015 @ 7:43 am

"If things started slowly, the concert ended in a near-riot and the rent-a-cops in their mountie hats, not sure whether they were at a concert or a demonstration, blew their cool and began driving back the kids rushing the stage with their clubs and flashlights. Meanwhile Janis was ecstatic." - Rolling Stone on Janis' first performance with Full Tilt Boogie Band on June 12th, 1970 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky

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June 1966
June 10 2015 @ 7:57 am

June 1966 marks the first month that Janis performed with Big Brother and the Holding Company in San Francisco at the Avalon Ballroom where they later became the house band. The world was never the same after Janis hit that stage.

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Caterpillar
June 8 2015 @ 8:40 am

"Well, I'll be anything that you want me to be. Baby, I'd even would be climbing up your tree." - Janis Joplin "Caterpillar"

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#FlashbackFriday
June 5 2015 @ 8:17 am

Janis at the Chelsea Hotel in June of 1970.

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Quote of the Day
June 3 2015 @ 9:42 am

"I don't think you can talk anybody into fighting against it. If they donít have it in themselves to need more. You know what I mean? Just plain need more. Then thatís that. If they do need more, they'll get more. They'll demand more. You know what I mean?" - Janis Joplin

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Quote of the Day
June 1 2015 @ 9:01 am

"With Janis there's none of the tiresome 'mucker' pose affected by your generic guitar wanker in which the little savage claims to have never read a book in 'is life and proud of it, mate. Janis, on the other hand was a voracious reader. She was a devotee of the lives of pop saints." - MOJO, June 2000

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Quote of the Day
May 29 2015 @ 8:43 am

"But Janis used blues conventions to reject blues sensibility. To sing the blues is a way of transcending pain by confronting it with dignity, but Janis wanted nothing less than to scream it out of existence." - Rolling Stone, 1976

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Quote of the Day
May 27 2015 @ 10:23 am

"Her ability to summon a definitive vocal rarely fails her. She lays down a couple of takes and all you have to do is choose between them, weighing the small variations." - John Byrne Cooke

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Quote of the Day
May 25 2015 @ 12:08 pm

"I don't know what people are talking about when they say Janis was ugly. You should have seen her then, a nubile hippy goddess, the ecstatic child-woman of your outrageous fantasies, the distillation of everything Haight-Ashbury stood for: pure kozmic joy, jumping-out-of-your-skin energy, and dish-ran-away-with-the-spoon looniness." - Mojo, 2000

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Quote of the Day
May 22 2015 @ 8:19 am

"It was these two extremes of personality, a robust spirit and a saddening unfulfillment, that conspired to produce some of the finest recordings ever made by a white female singer." - Uncut, 1998

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Turtle Blues
May 20 2015 @ 7:21 am

"I guess I'm just like a turtle, That's hidin' underneath its hardened shell." - Turtle Blues

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Quote of the Day
May 18 2015 @ 6:52 am

"No, Janis was not singing explicit protest songs. But in her voice, what people heard was somebody who was refusing the status quo." - Biographer, Alice Echols.

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Today In History
May 15 2015 @ 6:39 am

The Hells Angels present in tear-ass sound and color: Big Brother and The Holding Company, May 15th, 1968. "As for Janis, she was to the Hells Angels what a sweetheart is to Sigma Chi." - Al Aronowitz

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Quote of the Day
May 13 2015 @ 7:47 am

"She defies key. Shrieking over one line, sputtering over the next, and clutching the knees of a final stanza, begging it not to leave. When it does leave anyway, she stands like an assertive young tree, smiling breathlessly at the audience, which has just exploded. Janis Joplin can sing the chic off any listener." - Richard Goldstein, Vogue May 1968

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Quote of the Day
May 11 2015 @ 7:20 am

"...Janis had all of the multitude clapping and vibrating and a goodly proportion of them up and jigging in the aisles. Albert Hall staff were not a little perturbed by all this and several grey haired gentlemen were seen scurrying about trying to quell the multitudes. All to no avail, Janis was in control both physically and musically." - International Times reflecting on the April Albert Hall performance, May 9th 1969

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Quote of the Day
May 8 2015 @ 7:41 am

"You know, I have to have the umph, I've got to feel it, because if it's not getting through to me, the audience sure as hell aren't going to feel it either." - Janis Joplin

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Quote of the Day
May 6 2015 @ 7:22 am

"She was a real musician, a real artist. Our music became more arranged with her involvement." - Big Brother's Sam Andrews on Janis

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One Good Man
May 4 2015 @ 8:24 am

"Some girls they want to collect their men, They wear 'em like notches on a gun. Oh honey, but I know better than that, I know that a woman only needs one."

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Quote of the Day
May 1 2015 @ 11:51 am

"Ií'd rather have ten years of superhypermost than live to be 70 sitting in some goddamn chair watching television..." - Janis Joplin to Peter Jones (Record Mirror, 1969)

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Quote of the Day
April 29 2015 @ 7:28 am

"Against the busy saw-mill drone of Big Brother's guitars and ecstatic yelpings is that voice. It numbs you to all but its own engulfing presence. You've been stung by the incredible dream mantis, pheromones of the narcoleptic love drug are coursing through your veins." - MOJO, 2000.

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