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Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin, San Jose, California, 1968
Janis Joplin, San Jose, California, 1968
Background information
Birth name Janis Lyn Joplin
Born January 19, 1943(1943-01-19)
Port Arthur, Texas, U.S.
Died October 4, 1970 (aged 27)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genre(s) Blues, psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues-rock, hard rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, arranger
Instrument(s) Vocals, guitar
Years active 1963-1970
Label(s) Columbia
Associated acts Big Brother & the Holding Company
Website http://www.officialjanis.com/

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943October 4, 1970) was an American singer, songwriter, and music arranger, from Port Arthur, Texas. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Joplin #46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[1] She died in Los Angeles, California of a drug overdose at the age of 27. Image File history File links JanisJoplin60s. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area and is situated in southeast Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that attempts to replicate the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs. ... Acid rock is a form of psychedelic music and was the first form of it to achieve popular acclaim. ... Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music which combines elements of the blues with rock and roll. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In music, an arrangement loosely describes rewriting a piece of pre-existing music for a specific set of instruments or voices, often in harmony or with additional original material. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Janis Joplin on the cover of her posthumously-released live album In Concert Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) was an American blues-influenced rock and soul singer and occasional songwriter with a distinctive voice. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area and is situated in southeast Texas. ... Big Brother and the Holding Company is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1965 as part of the psychedelic music scene that also produced the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...

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Biography

Janis Joplin was born to Seth and Dorothy (née East) Joplin;[2] her father was an engineer at Texaco, her mother, registrar at a business college. She had two younger siblings, Michael and Laura. The Joplins felt that Janis always needed more attention than their other children, with her mother stating, "She was unhappy and unsatisfied without [receiving a lot of attention]. The normal rapport wasn't adequate."[3] Texaco is the name of an American oil retail brand. ...


As a teenager, she befriended a group of outcasts, one of whom had albums by African-American blues artists Bessie Smith and Leadbelly, who Joplin later credited with influencing her decision to become a singer.[4] She began singing in the local choir and expanded her listening to blues singers such as Odetta and Big Mama Thornton. Blues music redirects here. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Leadbelly, also known as Lead Belly (born Huddie William Ledbetter; January 20, 1889 (although this is debatable) - December 6, 1949), was an American folk and blues musician, notable for his clear and forceful singing, his virtuosity on the twelve string guitar, and the rich songbook of folk standards he introduced. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Odetta (b. ... Willa Mae (Big Mama) Thornton (December 11, 1926 – July 25, 1984) was an American Blues and R&B singer. ...


Primarily a painter while still in school, she first began singing blues and folk music with friends. While at Thomas Jefferson High School, she stated that she was mostly shunned.[4] Joplin was quoted as saying, "I was a misfit. I read, I painted, I didn't hate niggers."[3] As a teen, she became overweight and her skin broke out so badly she was left with deep scars which required dermabrasion.[3][5][6] Other kids at high school would routinely taunt her and call her names like "pig," "freak" or "creep."[3] Blues music redirects here. ... Folk song redirects here. ... Memorial High School is a public, co-educational secondary school located in Port Arthur, Texas. ... Black people or blacks is a racial, political, sociological or cultural classification of people. ... Dermabrasion involves the removal of the surface of the skin with specialist equipment and usually involves a general anaesthetic. ...


Joplin graduated from high school in 1960 and attended Lamar State College of Technology in Beaumont, Texas during the summer[5] and later the University of Texas at Austin, though she did not complete her studies.[7] The campus newspaper ran a profile of her in 1962 headlined "She Dares To Be Different."[7] Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Counties Settled 1835 Incorporation 1838 Gentilic Beaumonter Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Becky Ames  - City Manager Kyle Hayes  - Mayor Pro - Tem Nancy Beaulieu Area  - City 222. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ...


Career

Early efforts

Cultivating a rebellious manner, Joplin styled herself in part after her female blues heroines and, in part, after the Beat poets. Her very first song recorded on tape, at the home of a fellow student in December 1962, was "What Good Can Drinkin' Do".[8] She left Texas for San Francisco in 1963, living in North Beach and later Haight-Ashbury. In 1964, Joplin and future Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen recorded a number of blues standards, further accompanied by Margareta Kaukonen on typewriter (as percussion instrument). This session included seven tracks: "Typewriter Talk," "Trouble In Mind," "Kansas City Blues," "Hesitation Blues," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out," "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy" and "Long Black Train Blues," and was later released as the bootleg album The Typewriter Tape. The term beat generation was introduced by Jack Kerouac in approximately 1948 to describe his social circle to the novelist John Clellon Holmes (who published an early novel about the beat generation, titled Go, in 1952, along with a manifesto of sorts in the New York Times Magazine: This is... What Good Can Drinkin Do is a blues song by Janis Joplin. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Categories: US geography stubs | San Francisco neighborhoods ... Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band from San Francisco, a pioneer of the psychedelic rock movement. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hesitation Blues is the name of a popular song written by Billy Smythe, Scott Middleton and Art Gillham. ... For other uses, see Bootleg. ... On 25 June 1964 Janis Joplin and future Jefferson Airplane guitar player Jorma Kaukonen recorded a number of blues standards, further accompanied by Margareta Kaukonen on typewriter (as percussion instrument). ...


Around this time her drug use increased, and she acquired a reputation as a "speed freak" and occasional heroin user.[5][2][4] She also used other intoxicants and was a heavy drinker throughout her career, her trademark beverage was Southern Comfort. Heroin (INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from morphine, a derivative of the opium poppy. ... An assortment of psychoactive drugs A psychoactive drug or psychotropic substance is a chemical substance that acts primarily upon the central nervous system where it alters brain function, resulting in temporary changes in perception, mood, consciousness and behavior. ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... For other uses, see Southern Comfort (disambiguation). ...


In the spring of 1965, Joplin's friends, noticing the physical effects of her amphetamine habit (she was described as "skeletal"[4] and "emaciated"[2]), persuaded her to return to Port Arthur, Texas. In May 1965, Joplin's friends threw her a bus-fare party so she could return home.[2] Back in Port Arthur, she changed her lifestyle. She avoided drugs and alcohol, began wearing relatively modest dresses, adopted a beehive hairdo, and enrolled as a sociology major at Lamar University in nearby Beaumont, Texas. During her year at Lamar University, she commuted to Austin to perform solo, accompanying herself on guitar. One of her performances was reviewed in the Austin American-Statesman. Joplin became engaged to a man who visited her, wearing a blue serge suit, to ask her father for her hand in marriage, but the man terminated plans for the marriage soon after.[6] Amphetamine is a prescription CNS stimulant commonly used to treat attention-deficit disorder (ADD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. ... A woman wearing her hair in a beehive. ... Lamar University is a four-year university located in Beaumont, Texas, USA, and a member of the Texas State University System. ... Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Counties Settled 1835 Incorporation 1838 Gentilic Beaumonter Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Becky Ames  - City Manager Kyle Hayes  - Mayor Pro - Tem Nancy Beaulieu Area  - City 222. ... The Austin American-Statesman is the major daily newspaper for Austin, the capital city of Texas. ...


Big Brother and The Holding Company

In 1966, Joplin's bluesy vocal style attracted the attention of the psychedelic band Big Brother and The Holding Company, a band that had gained some renown among the nascent hippie community in Haight-Ashbury. She was recruited to join the group by Chet Helms, a promoter who had known her in Texas and who at the time was managing Big Brother. Joplin joined Big Brother on June 4, 1966.[9] Her first public performance with them was at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. Joplin avoided drug use for several weeks, enjoining bandmate Dave Getz to promise that using needles would not be allowed in their rehearsal space or in the communal apartment where they lived.[6] When a visitor to the apartment injected drugs in front of Joplin, she angrily reminded Getz that he had broken his promise.[6] A San Francisco concert from that summer was recorded and released in the 1984 album Cheaper Thrills. For psychedelics, see psychedelic drug. ... Big Brother and the Holding Company is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1965 as part of the psychedelic music scene that also produced the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. ... For the British TV show, see Hippies (TV series). ... Categories: US geography stubs | San Francisco neighborhoods ... Chet Helms, or Chester Leo Helms, (August 2, 1942 to ~June 25, 2005), born in Santa Maria, California, was the eldest of three sons born to Chester and Novella Helms. ... The Avalon Ballroom is a legendary music venue in the Polk Gulch neighborhood of San Francisco that operated briefly from 1966 until 1968, and again from 2003 to the present. ...


On August 23, 1966[9] during a four week engagement in Chicago, the group signed a deal with independent label Mainstream Records.[10] They recorded tracks in a Chicago recording studio, but the label owner Bob Shad refused to pay their airfare back to San Francisco.[4] Shortly after the five band members drove from Chicago to Northern California with very little money, they moved with the Grateful Dead to a house in Lagunitas, California. It was there that Joplin relapsed into hard drugs. {| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Bob Shad (February 12, 1920 – March 13, 1985) was a music producer and record label owner. ... This article is about the band. ... Lagunitas and Forest Knolls are census-designated places and unincorporated areas located in the western half of the San Geronimo Valley in Marin County, California. ...


In early 1967, Joplin met Country Joe McDonald of the group, Country Joe and the Fish. The pair lived together as a couple for a few months.[2][10] Joplin and Big Brother began playing clubs in San Francisco, at the Fillmore West, Winterland and the Avalon Ballroom. They also played at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, as well as in Seattle, Washington, Vancouver, British Columbia, the Psychedelic Supermarket in Boston, Massachusetts and the Golden Bear Club in Huntington Beach, California.[10] Country Joe McDonald Country Joe McDonald (born Joseph McDonald, on January 1, 1942 in El Monte, California) was the leader and lead singer of the 1960s rock & roll group Country Joe and the Fish. ... Country Joe and the Fish, from the cover of Feel Like Im Fixin to Die Country Joe and the Fish was a rock music/folk music band known for musical protests against the Vietnam War, from 1965 to 1970. ... The Fillmore, also known as Fillmore Auditorium, is a legendary music venue in San Francisco, California. ... Winterland was a San Francisco music venue, booked by Bill Graham, and famous for such events as The Last Waltz, countless Grateful Dead shows, Jimi Hendrix, and the final appearance of the Sex Pistols. ... The Avalon Ballroom is a legendary music venue in the Polk Gulch neighborhood of San Francisco that operated briefly from 1966 until 1968, and again from 2003 to the present. ... Hollywood Bowl in 2005. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Huntington Beach is the name of a costal city in the state of California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


The Chicago recordings were released by Columbia Records in August 1967, shortly after the group's breakthrough appearance in June at the Monterey Pop Festival. Two songs from Big Brother's set at Monterey were filmed. "Combination of the Two" and a version of Big Mama Thornton's "Ball and Chain" appeared in D.A. Pennebaker's documentary Monterey Pop. The film captured Cass Elliot in the crowd silently mouthing "Wow!" during Joplin's performance.[4] Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Poster promoting the festival The Monterey International Pop Music Festival took place from June 16 to June 18, 1967. ... Willa Mae (Big Mama) Thornton (December 11, 1926 – July 25, 1984) was an American Blues and R&B singer. ... Ball and Chain is a song by Big Mama Thornton. ... D. A. Pennebaker speaking at the University of Florida in February 2003. ... Monterey Pop is a 1968 film by D.A. Pennebaker that documents the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967. ... Cass Elliot (September 19, 1941 – July 29, 1974), born Ellen Naomi Cohen, was a noted American singer, best remembered as Mama Cass of the pop quartet The Mamas & the Papas. ...


In November 1967, the group parted ways with Chet Helms and signed with top artist manager Albert Grossman. Up to this point, Big Brother had performed mainly in California, but had gained national prominence with their Monterey performance. On February 16, 1968,[11] the group began its first East Coast tour in Philadelphia, and the following day gave their first performance in New York City at the Anderson Theater.[2][4] On April 7, 1968, the last day of their East Coast tour, Joplin and Big Brother performed with Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Joni Mitchell, Richie Havens, Paul Butterfield, and Elvin Bishop at the "Wake for Martin Luther King, Jr." concert in New York. Albert Bernard Grossman (May 21, 1926 -- January 25, 1986) is best known as the manager of Bob Dylan. ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... George Buddy Guy (born July 30, 1936) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American blues and rock guitarist and singer. ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... Richie Havens (born January 21, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American folk singer and guitarist. ... Paul Butterfield (December 17, 1942 – May 4, 1987) was an American blues harmonica player and singer, and one of the earliest white exponents of the Chicago-originated electric blues style. ... Elvin Bishop (born October 21, 1942) is an American blues and rock and roll musician and guitar player. ... Martin Luther King redirects here. ...


During the spring of 1968, Joplin and Big Brother made their nationwide television debut on an ABC daytime variety show hosted by Dick Cavett. Later, she made three appearances on the primetime Cavett program. During this time, the band was billed as "Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company,"[10] although the media coverage given to Joplin incurred resentment among the other members of the band.[10] The other members of Big Brother thought that Joplin was on a "star trip," while others were telling Joplin that Big Brother was a terrible band and that she ought to dump them.[10] The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Richard Alva Dick Cavett (born November 19, 1936) is an Emmy-winning American television talk show host known for his conversational style and in-depth discussion of issues. ...


Time magazine called Joplin "probably the most powerful singer to emerge from the white rock movement," and Richard Goldstein, in Vogue magazine, wrote that Joplin was "the most staggering leading woman in rock... she slinks like tar, scowls like war... clutching the knees of a final stanza, begging it not to leave... Janis Joplin can sing the chic off any listener."[3] TIME redirects here. ... For other meanings, see vogue. ...


Big Brother's second album, Cheap Thrills, featured a cover design by counterculture cartoonist Robert Crumb. Although Cheap Thrills sounded as if it was mostly "live," only one track ("Ball and Chain") was actually recorded live; the rest of the tracks were studio recordings.[2] The album had a raw quality, including the sound of a cocktail glass breaking and the broken shards being swept away during the song "Turtle Blues." With the documentary film Monterey Pop released in late 1968, the album launched Joplin's successful, albeit short, musical career.[12] Cheap Thrills is the second album from Big Brother and the Holding Company and their only studio album with Janis Joplin as primary lead vocalist. ... Robert Dennis Crumb (born August 30, 1943), often credited simply as R. Crumb, is an American artist and illustrator recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream. ... Cheap Thrills is the second album from Big Brother and the Holding Company and their only studio album with Janis Joplin as primary lead vocalist. ...


Cheap Thrills gave the band a breakthrough hit single, "Piece of My Heart," which reached the number one spot on the Billboard charts eight weeks after its release, remaining for eight (nonconsecutive) weeks.[12] The album was certified gold at release and sold over a million copies in the first month of its release.[6][10] Live at Winterland '68, recorded at the Winterland Ballroom on April 12 and 13, 1968, featured Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company at the height of their mutual career working through a selection of tracks from their albums. Cheap Thrills is the second album from Big Brother and the Holding Company and their only studio album with Janis Joplin as primary lead vocalist. ... Piece of My Heart is a song written by Jerry Ragovoy and Bert Berns and originally recorded by Erma Franklin in 1967. ... Live at Winterland 68 was a collaborative album when Janis Joplin was still with Big Brother and The Holding Company. ... The Winterland Ballroom, often simply referred to as Winterland, was an old ice skating rink and 5,400 seat music venue in San Francisco, California. ...


The band made another East Coast tour during July-August 1968, performing at the Columbia Records convention in Puerto Rico and the Newport Folk Festival. After returning to San Francisco for two hometown shows at the Palace of Fine Arts Festival on August 31 and September 1, Joplin announced that she would be leaving Big Brother. The group continued touring through the fall and Joplin gave her last official performance with Big Brother at a Family Dog benefit on December 1, 1968.[2][4] Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... The Newport Folk Festival is an annual folk-oriented music festival founded in 1959 by George Wein, founder of the already-well-established Newport Jazz Festival, and his partner, Albert Grossman. ... // The Palace of Fine Arts: 2004 For the opera house in Mexico City, see Palacio de Bellas Artes The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California is a building originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. ... Chet Helms, or Chester Leo Helms, (August 2, 1942 to ~June 25, 2005), born in Santa Maria, California, was the eldest of three sons born to Chester and Novella Helms. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Solo career

After splitting from Big Brother, Joplin formed a new backup group, the Kozmic Blues Band. The band was influenced by the Stax-Volt Rhythm and Blues bands of the 1960's, as exemplified by Otis Redding and the Bar-Kays, who were major musical influences on Joplin.[2][4][6] The Stax-Volt R&B sound was typified by the use of horns and had a more bluesy, funky, soul, pop-oriented sound than most of the hard-rock psychedelic bands of the period. Stax Records is an American record label, originally based out of Memphis, Tennessee. ... Otis Ray Redding, Jr. ... The Bar-Kays were a popular Memphis, Tennessee, soul, R&B, and funk group performing from 1966 and continue to perform today, although with only one original member. ...


By early 1969, Joplin was addicted to heroin, allegedly shooting at least $200 worth of heroin per day,[5] although efforts were made to keep her clean during the recording of I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!. Gabriel Mekler, who produced the Kozmic Blues, told publicist-turned-biographer Myra Friedman after Joplin's death that the singer had lived in his house during the June 1969 recording sessions at his insistence so he could keep her away from drugs and her drug-using friends.[6] Heroin (INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from morphine, a derivative of the opium poppy. ... I Got Dem Ol Kozmic Blues Again Mama! is a 1969 studio album by Janis Joplin. ...


The Kozmic Blues album, released in September of 1969, was certified gold later that year but did not match the success of Cheap Thrills.[12] Reviews of the new group were mixed. Some music critics, including Ralph Gleason of the San Francisco Chronicle, were negative. Gleason wrote that the new band was a "drag" and that Joplin should "scrap" her new band and "go right back to being a member of Big Brother...(if they'll have her)."[2] Other reviewers, such as reporter Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post generally ignored the flaws and devoted entire articles to celebrating the singer's magic. Cheap Thrills is the second album from Big Brother and the Holding Company and their only studio album with Janis Joplin as primary lead vocalist. ... Ralph J. Gleason (1917-1975) was an influential American jazz and pop music critic. ... Todays San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young. ... Carl Bernstein (left) and Bob Woodward (right)This image is pending deletion. ... ...


Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band toured North America and Europe throughout 1969, appearing at Woodstock in August. By most accounts, Woodstock was not a happy affair for Joplin.[2][4][5] Faced with a ten hour wait after arriving at the festival, she shot heroin[4][5] and was drinking alcohol, so by the time she hit the stage, she was "three sheets to the wind."[2] Joplin also had problems at Madison Square Garden where, as she told rock journalist David Dalton, the audience watched and listened to "every note [she sang] with 'Is she gonna make it?' in their eyes."[10] Joplin's performance was not included in the documentary film Woodstock although the 25th anniversary director's cut of Woodstock includes her performance of Work Me, Lord. The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was a historic event held at Max Yasgurs 600 acre (2. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... Woodstock (subtitled 3 Days of Peace & Music) is a 1970 documentary on the Woodstock Festival in 1969. ... Woodstock (subtitled 3 Days of Peace & Music) is a 1970 documentary on the Woodstock Festival in 1969. ...


At the end of the year, the group broke up. Their final gig with Joplin was at Madison Square Garden in New York City on the night of December 19-20, 1969.[2][10] Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ...


Full Tilt Boogie Band

In February 1970, Joplin traveled to Brazil, where she stopped her drug and alcohol use. She was accompanied on vacation there by her friend Linda Gravenites, who had designed the singer's stage costumes from 1966 to 1969. Joplin was romanced by an American schoolteacher named David (George) Niehaus, who was traveling around the world. They were photographed by the press at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.[10] Gravenites also took photographs of the two during their Brazilian vacation and they appeared to be a "carefree, happy, healthy young couple" having a great time.[4]


Joplin began using heroin again when she returned to the United States. Her relationship with Niehaus soon ended because of the drugs, her relationship with Peggy Caserta and refusal to take some time off work and travel the world with him.[4] Around this time she formed her new band, the Full Tilt Boogie Band.[2][4][6] The band was comprised of mostly young Canadian musicians and featured an organ, but no horn section. Joplin took a more active role in putting together the Full Tilt Boogie Band than she did with her prior group. She was quoted as saying, "It's my band. Finally it's my band!"[2]


The Full Tilt Boogie Band began touring in May 1970. Joplin remained quite happy with her new group, which received mostly positive feedback from both her fans and the critics.[2] Prior to beginning a summer tour with Full Tilt Boogie, she performed in a reunion with Big Brother at the Fillmore West in San Francisco on April 4, 1970.[13] Recordings from this concert were included in an in-concert album released posthumously in 1972. She again appeared with Big Brother on April 12 at Winterland where she and Big Brother were reported to be in excellent form.[4] By the time she began touring with Full Tilt Boogie, Joplin told people she was drug-free, but her drinking increased.[citation needed] The Fillmore, also known as Fillmore Auditorium, is a legendary music venue in San Francisco, California. ... Winterland was a San Francisco music venue, booked by Bill Graham, and famous for such events as The Last Waltz, countless Grateful Dead shows, Jimi Hendrix, and the final appearance of the Sex Pistols. ...


From June 28 to July 4, 1970, Joplin and Full Tilt joined the all-star Festival Express tour through Canada, performing alongside the Grateful Dead, Delaney and Bonnie, Rick Danko and The Band, Eric Andersen and Ian and Sylvia.[4] They played concerts in Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary.[4][10] Footage of her performance of the song "Tell Mama" in Calgary became an MTV video in the 1980s and was included on the 1982 Farewell Song album. The audio of other Festival Express performances were included on that 1972 Joplin In Concert album. Video of the performances was included on the Festival Express DVD. Poster from the movie Festival Express The Festival Express was a 1970 tour of Canada by several musical acts, including The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and The Band. ... This article is about the band. ... Delaney and Bonnie & Friends was a group started by Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett, which featured the elite session artists of the day, such as Carl Radle, Jim Price, Bobby Keys, Rita Coolidge, Bobby Whitlock, Jim Gordon, Leon Russell, Dave Mason and revolving guest lead guitarists which would include Eric Clapton... Richard Clare Rick Danko (December 29, 1942-December 10, 1999) was a Canadian musician and singer, probably best known as a member of The Band. ... For other uses, see Band. ... Eric Andersen (born February 14, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter. ... Ian and Sylvia Tyson were a Canadian folk music duo who performed and recorded from the early 1960s through the early 1970s. ... For other uses, see Winnipeg (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Canadian city. ... This article is about the Canadian city. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Poster from the movie Festival Express The Festival Express was a 1970 tour of Canada by several musical acts, including The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and The Band. ...


In the "Tell Mama" video shown on MTV in the 1980's, Joplin wore a psychedelically colored loose-fitting costume and feathers in her hair. This was her standard stage costume in the spring and summer of 1970. She chose the new costumes after her friend and designer, Linda Gravenites (whom Joplin had praised in the May 1968 issue of Vogue), cut ties with Joplin shortly after their return from Brazil, due largely to Joplin's continued use of heroin.[2][4] For other meanings, see vogue. ...


During the Festival Express tour, Joplin was accompanied by Rolling Stone writer, David Dalton, who would later write several articles and a book on Joplin. She told Dalton: Poster from the movie Festival Express The Festival Express was a 1970 tour of Canada by several musical acts, including The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and The Band. ... This article is about the music magazine. ...

I'm a victim of my own insides. There was a time when I wanted to know everything...It used to make me very unhappy, all that feeling. I just didn't know what to do with it. But now I've learned to make that feeling work for me. I'm full of emotion and I want a release, and if you're on stage and if it's really working and you've got the audience with you, it's a oneness you feel.[10]

Pearl

Among her last public appearances were two broadcasts of The Dick Cavett Show. In the June 25, 1970 appearance, she announced that she would attend her ten-year high school class reunion. When asked if she were popular in school, she admitted that when in high school, her schoolmates "laughed me out of class, out of town and out of the state."[14] In the August 3, 1970 Cavett broadcast, Joplin referred to her upcoming performance at the Festival for Peace to be held at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York on August 6, 1970. The Dick Cavett Show has been the title of many talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on several television networks, including: ABC daytime (March 4, 1968–January 24, 1969) (originally titled This Morning) ABC prime time (May 26–September 19, 1969) ABC late night (December 29, 1969–January 1, 1975... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... // “School reunion” redirects here. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Festival for Peace was an all day concert event produced at Shea Stadium in Queens, NY on August 6, 1970. ... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ...


Joplin attended the reunion on August 14, accompanied by fellow musician and friend Bob Neuwirth and road manager John Cooke, but it reportedly proved to be a rather unhappy experience for her.[15] Joplin held a press conference in Port Arthur during her reunion visit. Interviewed by Rolling Stone journalist Chet Flippo, she was reported to wear enough jewelry for a "Babylonian whore."[4] When asked by a reporter during the reunion if Joplin entertained at Thomas Jefferson High School when she was a student there, Joplin replied, "Only when I walked down the aisles."[2][3] Joplin and her mother, Dorothy, had bitter words during Joplin's visit. Dorothy Joplin lashed out at her daughter and said, "I wish you'd never been born!" during a particularly contentious altercation between the two.[2] Joplin attempted to denigrate Port Arthur and the people who'd humiliated her a decade earlier in high school, but her attempts backfired and made her visit an outright fiasco.[2] This article is about the music magazine. ... Thomas Jefferson High School is the name of the same high schools in the United States, named to honor Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States: // Thomas Jefferson High School, Los Angeles, California [1] Thomas Jefferson High School, Denver, Colorado [2] Thomas Jefferson High School, Tampa, Florida [3...


Joplin's last public performance, with the Full Tilt Boogie Band, took place on August 12, 1970 at the Harvard Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts. A positive review appeared on the front page of the Harvard Crimson newspaper despite the fact that Full Tilt Boogie performed with makeshift sound amplifiers after their regular equipment was stolen in Boston.[6] is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Harvard Stadium is a football stadium in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Boston redirects here. ... The Harvard Crimson, of Harvard University, is the United States oldest continuously published daily college newspaper. ...

The single cover of "Me & Bobby McGee"
The single cover of "Me & Bobby McGee"

During September 1970, Joplin and her band began recording a new album in Los Angeles with producer Paul A. Rothchild, who had produced recordings for The Doors. Although Joplin died before all the tracks were fully completed, there was still enough usable material to compile an LP. "Mercedes Benz" was included despite it being a first take, and the track "Buried Alive In The Blues", to which Joplin had been scheduled to add her vocals on the day she was found dead, was kept as an instrumental. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Paul A. Rothchild (d. ... The Doors were an influential American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles by vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore, and guitarist Robby Krieger. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The result was the posthumously released Pearl (1971). It became the biggest selling album of her career[12] and featured her biggest hit single, a cover of Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee", as well as the social commentary of the a cappella "Mercedes Benz", written by Joplin, close friend and song writer Bob Neuwirth and beat poet Michael McClure. In 2003, Pearl was ranked #122 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Pearl is an album by Janis Joplin, released on February 1, 1971, just four months after her death from a heroin overdose. ... Kristoffer Kris Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an influential American country music songwriter, singer and actor. ... Original album cover from Roger Miller Me and Bobby McGee is a song written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, originally performed by Roger Miller, but best remembered for Janis Joplins cover of the song, recorded a few days before her death in October 1970. ... This article is about the vocal technique. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bob Neuwirth is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and visual artist. ... Beats redirects here. ... Michael McClure, an American poet, playwright, songwriter and novelist, was born in Marysville, Kansas on (October 20, 1932) before moving to San Francisco as a young man. ... Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Magazine Cover, November 2003. ...


During the recording sessions for Pearl, Joplin began seeing Seth Morgan, a 21 year-old Berkeley student, cocaine dealer and future novelist;[2][4][5] and checked into the Landmark Motel in Los Angeles to begin recording the Pearl album.[2][4][6] She and Morgan became engaged to be married in early September[3] and Joplin threw herself into the recording of songs for her new album. Seth Morgan was an American novelist born in 1949. ... Pearl is an album by Janis Joplin, released on February 1, 1971, just four months after her death from a heroin overdose. ...


Death

The last recordings Joplin completed were "Mercedes Benz" and a birthday greeting for John Lennon ("Happy Trails", composed by Dale Evans) on October 1, 1970. Lennon, whose birthday was October 9, later told Dick Cavett that her taped greeting arrived at his home after her death.[citation needed] On Saturday, October 3, Joplin visited the Sunset Sound Studios[4] in Los Angeles to listen to the instrumental track for Nick Gravenites' song "Buried Alive In The Blues" prior to recording the vocal track, scheduled for the next day.[10] When she failed to show up at the studio by Sunday afternoon, producer Paul Rothchild became concerned. Full Tilt Boogie's road manager, John Cooke, drove to the Landmark Motor Hotel (since renamed the Highland Gardens Hotel) where Joplin had been a guest since August 24.[16] He saw Joplin's psychedelically painted Porsche still in the parking lot. Upon entering her room, he found her dead on the floor. The official cause of death was an overdose of heroin, possibly combined with the effects of alcohol. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Happy Trails by Dale Evans Rogers Theme song for 1950s tv show staring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Rogers. ... Dale Evans was the stage name of Frances Octavia Smith (October 31, 1912–February 7, 2001), a writer, movie star, and singer-songwriter. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Alva Dick Cavett (born November 19, 1936) is an Emmy-winning American television talk show host known for his conversational style and in-depth discussion of issues. ... Nicholas George Gravenites (born October 2, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois), known as Nick The Greek Gravenites and Gravy, is a blues, rock and folk singer/songwriter and is best known for his work with Janis Joplin and several other greats of the era. ... This article is about the auto company. ... Heroin (INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from morphine, a derivative of the opium poppy. ...


Joplin was cremated in the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Mortuary in Los Angeles, and her ashes scattered from a plane into the Pacific Ocean and along Stinson Beach. The only funeral service was held at Pierce Brothers and attended by Joplin's parents and maternal aunt.[17] The crematorium at Haycombe Cemetery, Bath, England. ... Cemetery view looking South-East. ... Stinson Beach Stinson Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Marin County, California, United States. ...


Legacy

Joplin's body decoration, with a wristlet and a small heart on her left breast, by the San Francisco tattoo artist Lyle Tuttle, is taken as a seminal moment in the tattoo revolution and was an early moment in the popular culture's acceptance of tattoos as art.[18] Another trademark was her flamboyant hair styles, often including colored streaks and accessories such as scarves, beads and feathers.


The 1979 film, The Rose, was loosely based on Joplin's life.[19] Bette Midler earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Actress for her performance. The Rose is a 1979 film which tells the story of a self-destructive 1960s rock star who struggles to cope with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress and comedienne, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M. She is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


In the late 1990s, the musical play Love, Janis was created with input from Janis' younger sister Laura plus Big Brother guitarist Sam Andrew, with an aim to take it to Off-Broadway.[20] Opening in the summer of 2001 and scheduled for only a few weeks of performances, the show won acclaim and packed houses and was held over several times, the demanding role of the singing Janis attracting rock vocalists from relative unknowns to pop stars Laura Branigan (1957-2004) and Beth Hart.[20] A national tour followed. Gospel According to Janis, a biographical film starring Zooey Deschanel as Joplin was scheduled to begin shooting in early 2007 but was postponed indefinitely.[21] Love, Janis is the musical stage show about the life and music of rock and roll singer Janis Joplin, which debuted in 2006. ... Sam Houston Andrew III (born 18 December 1941 Taft, California) is a musician, singer, songwriter, composer, artist and founding member and guitarist of Big Brother and the Holding Company, a band that still tours around the world. ... Laura Branigan (July 3, 1957 – August 26, 2004) was a popular American singer/actress from Brewster, New York, best known in the U.S. for the song Gloria (1982). ... Beth Hart Beth Hart is a singer, turned famous with the hit L. A. song. Beth Hart dropped out of high school to focus on her songwriting. ... Zooey Claire Deschanel (born January 17, 1980) is an American actress, musician and singer. ...


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Joplin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, and was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. Among the artifacts at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum Exhibition are Joplin's scarf and necklaces, her 1965 Cabriolet Porsche with psychedelically designed painting, and an acid sheet designed by Robert Crumb, designer of the Cheap Thrills cover.[22] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording [1]. This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and... This article is about the auto company. ... For psychedelics, see psychedelic drug. ... Robert Dennis Crumb (born August 30, 1943), often credited simply as R. Crumb, is an American artist and illustrator recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream. ...


Joplin in film and song

  • The Mamas & the Papas wrote a song about Janis Joplin entitled "Pearl", and released it as part of their 1971 album, People Like Us.
  • Joplin's premature death is the subject of Dory Previn's song "A Stone for Bessie Smith", which appears on Previn's 1971 album Mythical Kings and Iguanas. The lyric sheet of this record refers to a televised conversation between Joplin and actress Gloria Swanson.
  • In the 2007 movie Across the Universe, a Joplin-like character is portrayed as Sadie, played by Dana Fuchs.
  • In the 2009 film Lives and Deaths of the Poets, Janis Joplin is portrayed by Terria Monay.
  • "In the Quiet Morning" by Joan Baez recounts the moment the folk singer heard the news about Joplin's death.
  • Leonard Cohen's song "Chelsea Hotel #2", with the line "You told me again you preferred handsome men but for me you would make an exception", was inspired by his brief affair with Joplin.[23]
  • The Grateful Dead wrote "Bird Song" inspired by Janis. The first two lines being "All I know is something like a bird within her sang. All I know she sang a little while and then flew on". The song's lyricist Robert Hunter included the dedication "...for Janis" with the lyric in his book "Box of Rain".
  • Don McLean is widely believed to allude to Janis Joplin in his song "American Pie" with the lines "I met a girl who sang the blues / And I asked her for some happy news, / But she just smiled and turned away". McLean has not denied nor confirmed the belief.

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Discography

Janis Joplin & Jorma Kaukonen

Title Release date Label Notes
The Typewriter Tape 1964 bootleg recording

Big Brother and the Holding Company On 25 June 1964 Janis Joplin and future Jefferson Airplane guitar player Jorma Kaukonen recorded a number of blues standards, further accompanied by Margareta Kaukonen on typewriter (as percussion instrument). ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... For other uses, see Bootleg. ... Big Brother and the Holding Company is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1965 as part of the psychedelic music scene that also produced the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. ...

Title Release date Label Notes
Big Brother & the Holding Company 1967 Mainstream Records
Big Brother & the Holding Company 1967? Columbia Contains 2 extra single tracks
Big Brother & the Holding Company 1967, CD 1999 Columbia Legacy CK66425 Contains 2 extra single tracks
Cheap Thrills 1968 Columbia 2x Multi-Platinum RIAA
Cheap Thrills 1968, CD 1999 Legacy CK65784 Contains 4 extra tracks
Live at Winterland '68 1998 Columbia Legacy ASIN: B000007TSP

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Title Release date Label Notes
I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! 1969 Columbia Platinum RIAA
I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! 1969, CD 1999 Legacy CK65785 Contains 3 extra tracks

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Title Release date Label Notes
Pearl 1971 Columbia posthumous, 4x Multi-Platinum RIAA
Pearl 1971, CD unknown date Columbia CD64188
Pearl 1971, CD 1999 Legacy CK65786 Contains 4 extra tracks
Pearl 1971, 2CD 2005 Legacy COL 515134 2 CD1 - 6 other extra tracks
CD2 - full selection from The Festival Express Tour, 3 venues

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Title Release date Label Notes
Joplin: In Concert 1972 Legacy CK65786 ASIN: B0000024Y7

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Title Release date Label Notes
Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits 1973 Columbia ASIN B00000K2W1, 7x Multi-Platinum RIAA
Janis 1975 CBS 2 discs, Gold RIAA
Anthology 1980 2 discs
Farewell Song 1983 Columbia Records ASIN: B000W44S8E
Cheaper Thrills 1984 Fan Club ASIN: B000LYA9X8
Janis 1993 Columbia Legacy 3 discs - ASIN: B00000286P
18 Essential Songs 1995 Columbia Legacy ASIN: B000002B1A, Gold RIAA
The Collection 1995 3 Discs ASIN: B000BM6ATW
Live at Woodstock: August 19, 1969 1999
Box of Pearls 1999 Sony Legacy 5 Discs - ASIN: B0009YNSK6
Super Hits 2000 Sony ASIN: B00004T1E6
Love, Janis 2001 Sony ASIN: B00005EBIN
Essential Janis Joplin 2003 Sony ASIN: B00007MB6Y
Very Best of Janis Joplin 2007 Import ASIN: B000026A35

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See also

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Further reading

  • Amburn, Ellis. Pearl: The Obsessions and Passions of Janis Joplin: A Biography. NY: Warner Books, 1992. ISBN 0-446-39506-4.
  • Caserta, Peggy. Going Down with Janis: Janis Joplin's Intimate Story. Dell: 1974. ASIN: B000NSBNMI.
  • Dalton, David. Piece of my Heart: A Portrait of Janis Joplin. NY: Da Capo Press, 1991. ISBN 0-306-80446-8.
  • Echols, Alice. Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin. NY: Henry Holt, 1999. ISBN 0-8050-5394-8.
  • Friedman, Myra. (1992). Buried Alive: The Biography of Janis Joplin. NY: Harmony Books. ISBN 0-517-58650-9.
  • Joplin, Laura. Love, Janis. NY: Villard Books, 1992. ISBN 1-888358-08-4.
  • Stieven-Taylor, Alison. Rock Chicks. Sydney: Rockpool Publishing, 2007. ISBN 9781921295065.

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NAME Joplin, Janis
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DATE OF DEATH October 4, 1970
PLACE OF DEATH Los Angeles, California, United States
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in 1966, janis hitchhiked out to san francisco and auditioned for the band in the deserted fire station that they were using as a rehearsal hall.
as word-of-mouth spread about janis' performances—which combined the baudy sexualities of mae west and ma rainey with janis' own gavely blues voice—the group's popularity rose and they were invited to perform an extended engagement at mother blues, in chicago.
janis' dreams of "more noise" took the form of the kozmic blues band, to which big brother member sam andrews followed her.
Janis Joplin (1535 words)
Janis Joplin brought her powerful, bluesy voice from Texas to San Francisco’s psychedelic scene, where she went from drifter to superstar.
Joplin was born in 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas, an oil-refining town on the coast.
Joplin had often sought refuge in drugs and alcohol, and she was found dead of a heroin overdose in a Hollywood hotel room on October 4, 1970.
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