Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin



Janis Lyn Joplin (/ˈɒplɪn/; January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American rock singer and songwriter. She was one of the biggest female rock stars of her era.[1][2][3] After releasing three albums, she died of an accidental heroin overdose at age 27. A fourth album, Pearl, was released in January 1971, just over three months after her death. It reached number one on the charts.

In 1967, Joplin rose to fame during an appearance at Monterey Pop Festival, where she was the lead singer of the then little-known San Francisco psychedelic rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company.[4][5][6] After releasing two albums with the band, she left Big Brother to continue as a solo artist with her own backing groups, first the Kozmic Blues Band and then the Full Tilt Boogie Band. She appeared at the Woodstock festival and the Festival Express train tour. Five singles by Joplin went into the Billboard Top 100, including a cover of the song "Me and Bobby McGee", which reached number 1 in March 1971.[7] Her most popular songs include her cover versions of "Piece of My Heart", "Cry Baby", "Down on Me", "Ball 'n' Chain", and "Summertime"; and her original song "Mercedes Benz", her final recording.[8][9]

Joplin, highly respected for her charismatic performing ability, was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Audiences and critics alike referred to her stage presence as "electric". Rolling Stone ranked Joplin number 46 on its 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time[10] and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. She remains one of the top-selling musicians in the United States, with Recording Industry Association of America certifications of 15.5 million albums sold in the USA.[11]



Live In Sweden 1969 - The Rare Stockholm TV Broadcasts
Live In Sweden 1969 - The Rare Stockholm TV Broadcasts is an album by musical artist Janis Joplin, released on August 10, 2017.
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Pearl is the second and final solo studio album by Janis Joplin, released posthumously on Columbia Records, catalogue KC 30322, in January 1971.

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Musical About Janis Joplin Runs in Rio at Oi Futuro Flamengo
  –  May 29, 2017
With dramaturgy by Diogo Liberano, direction of Sergio Módena and musical direction of Ricco Viana, “Janis” will mix biographic and fictional aspects with a lot of live music ... Janis Joplin became a cultural symbol of psychedelic rock.
August 16, 1969: Janis Joplin Played a Historic Set at Woodstock
  –  August 16, 2017
On August 16, 1969, Janis Joplin sauntered onto the stage to play her delayed, but historic set at the three day Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, New York. Attended by over a half a million people, Woodstock was a defining moment in both music and ...
LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE presents the Second Show in their 2017-2018 & 97th Season! A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
  –  August 15, 2017
most recent work is the critically acclaimed and 2014 Tony Award nominated production of A Night With Janis Joplin. His work has been seen across the country and worldwide in such venues as The Savoy Theatre in London’s West End, Radio City Music Hall ...
Janis Joplin and friends rock Laguna in Broadway musical
  –  August 11, 2017
But Kelly McIntyre, the title actress of “A Night with Janis Joplin,” recommends it to theatergoers for ... who died of a heroin overdose in 1970 at the age of 27, through her music. “It’s a very immersive conversational piece.
Interview | Lauren Ruth Ward, Echo Park Rising Star
  –  August 18, 2017
Echo Park Rising is the musicians music festival. What started out as an ... You’re not just a singer, but a performer in the vein of Robert Plant or Janis Joplin. Put us in your shoes when you’re on-stage. I love our songs, so I enjoy singing ...
The Summer of Love … and music at Monterey!
  –  August 17, 2017
“We wanted music and artists everyone wanted to hear ... But the afternoon belonged to Big Brother and the Holding Company, and lead singer Janis Joplin in particular. The band’s manager hadn’t wanted the group to be filmed, so the band’s ...
Larry Gatlin: Elvis and me -- Memories of the King and I
  –  August 16, 2017
"BIG DOG" at the S and A knew that Janis and I didn't have the money for a plane ticket ... R.I.P.E.P. Larry Gatlin is a country music singer and songwriter.
Music Monday Aug. 14
  –  August 14, 2017
It’s packed with 133 percent more music—four new tunes supplementing the original three: “Crooked Stare,” “Cold Feet” and “Rogue.” Once more, singer/lead guitarist ... and cop some of Janis Joplin’s badass, brassy power.
All covered up: Other versions of songs sometimes outshine the originals
  –  August 14, 2017
It's an example of a singer taking someone else's work and making it very much her own, the hallmark of a good cover version. "If you're gonna cover a song, you have to put your own stamp on it," says John Miller, music ... raw edge of Janis Joplin's ...
My Sweet Lorde: Steve Nicks invites Kiwi singer to NZ show
  –  August 12, 2017
Influenced herself by the likes of Grace Slick and Janis ... the singer-songwriter could also have another career as a film director. "She is so talented. It's one thing to write all your songs and sing them, quite another to write your music videos ...
Blues, chamber, rock music on tap
  –  August 11, 2017
Star Tribune music critic John Bream had this to say about her debut at the Dakota Jazz Club in March: "In her Dakota debut, this Twin Citian came across like a sober Janis Joplin. And that's a compliment. She's a powerful, animated blues-rock singer ...
Janis Joplin and friends rock Laguna in Broadway musical
  –  August 11, 2017
He wanted a musician-singer-artist who has Janis come through them ... who died of a heroin overdose in 1970 at the age of 27, through her music. “It’s a very immersive conversational piece. It really is more like a concert celebrating her music ...
A jewel for music fans
  –  August 11, 2017
Campbell’s strength was he wanted be known as a singer not a country ... Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. I am thankful Campbell and Cash did so. I can only wonder what a full life for Hendrix and Joplin might have meant for music fans.
Stills, Collins to lead off Marshall Artists Series
  –  August 10, 2017
“Our 2017-18 lineup is a music lover’s dream,” Penny ... n Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. — Singer-songwriters Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt. n Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. — “A Night With Janis Joplin,” Broadway musical. n Dec. 5, 7 p.m. — “A Charlie Brown ...

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