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Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin
Born: Jan 19, 1943 in Port Arthur, TX
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Died: Oct 4, 1970 in Hollywood, CA
Genre: Blues, Pop/Rock
Biography: The greatest white female rock singer of the 1960s, Janis Joplin was also a great blues singer, making her material her own with her wailing, raspy, supercharged emotional delivery. First rising to stardom as the frontwoman for San Francisco psychedelic band Big Brother & the Holding Company, she left ...Read full biography
Cheap Thrills
Released: 1968
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Cheap Thrills, the major-label debut of Janis Joplin, was one of the most eagerly anticipated, and one of the most successful, albums of 1968. Joplin and Big Brother had earned extensive press notice ever ...Read full review
Released: 1971
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Janis Joplin's second masterpiece (after Cheap Thrills), Pearl was designed as a showcase for her powerhouse vocals, stripping down the arrangements that had often previously cluttered her music or threatened ...Read full review
More Big Brother & The Holding Company albums: Main Albums (13), Compilations (66), Singles & EPs (1), DVD/Video (8), Others (3)
Off-Broadway Janis Joplin musical delayed
Apr 9, 6:52 PM EST
Off-Broadway musical 'A Night With Janis Joplin' delayed indefinitely due to production issues
Broadway's Janis Joplin musical to step down
Jan 21, 3:55 PM EST
Broadway's Janis Joplin musical to step aside and find off-Broadway home next month
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