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Today In History
July 18 2014 @ 8:40 am

Janis made her first appearance on The Dick Cavett Show today in 1969. When asked about life on the road, Janis answered...

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Quote of the Day
July 16 2014 @ 9:07 am

"Like most girls I'm always really self-conscious about do I look fat, if my legs are short, if I'm weird shaped, but when I go on stage, man, it never occurs to me. I think I look beautiful." - Janis Joplin

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Photo of the Day
July 14 2014 @ 8:38 am

This iconic Janis photo was taken by Jim Marshall before she took the stage at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco in 1968. Let us know who took some of your favorite Janis photos in the comments.

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Quote of the Day
July 11 2014 @ 10:26 am

"Janis was like an angel who came and paved a road white chicks hadn't walked before." - Etta James

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Quote of the Day
July 9 2014 @ 10:09 am

"You know how people say 'He's a real stand-up guy'? Janis was a real stand-up woman. She always did what she said she was going to do. She would never promise to do something and not come through." - Sam Andrew, Big Brother guitarist and Janis' long time friend.

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Summertime
July 7 2014 @ 10:31 am

There is absolutely no limit to the number of times this song is appropriate to spin this season...

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Today in History
July 4 2014 @ 7:51 am

The Festival Express made it to Calgary today in 1970. "The idea was to remind people of the romance of traveling by train in the old days when the train was still a vital form of communication, and combine that with rock and roll, which is the most vital form of communication today: bringing things together." - Festival Express tour publicist, Frank Duckworth

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This Week in History
July 2 2014 @ 8:51 am

Janis and Big Brother packed up and moved to Lagunitas, CA this week in 1966.

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Janis Joplin Stamp Artwork Unveiled
July 1 2014 @ 8:44 am

A stamp of the rock singer is due out later this summer

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The Festival Express Tour
June 30 2014 @ 7:40 am

The Festival Express Tour started on June 28 in 1970 and went until July 4. On this trip, "Janis played a funky Eleanor of Aquitaine - Catherine the Great queen to a court of jamming musicians including the Grateful Dead, Delaney and Bonnie, Buddy Guy, Eric Andersen, and Ian and Sylvia." - David Dalton, (Rolling Stone, 1972) #JuneIsForJanis

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Photo of the Day
June 27 2014 @ 7:38 am

Janis with Peter Tork of The Monkees

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Amenities
June 26 2014 @ 7:37 am

Amenities were as important as the acts.

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Today In History
June 25 2014 @ 7:38 am

On The Dick Cavett Show on June 25, 1970, Janis talks about her plans to go back to Port Arthur, Texas for her 10th high school reunion. Ah, sweet revenge.

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Today In History
June 23 2014 @ 7:15 am

On June 23 in 1968, Janis and Big Brother & The Holding Company performed at the Carousel Ballroom. The show was recorded by Owsley Stanley - this, of course, became Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968.

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Quote of the Day
June 20 2014 @ 7:49 am

"June 21, 1967. Summer Solstice celebrations in Golden Gate Park. Swarms of screaming, dancing hippies... Janis is standing in front of the [illegally parked] vehicle..."

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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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