Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/pearl/public_html/modules/CGExtensions/CGExtensions.module.php on line 514 www.janisjoplin.net news
http://www.janisjoplin.net RSS News Feed for janisjoplin.netCGFeedMaker 1.0.6 on CMS Made Simpleanna@janisjoplin.net (Anna )
Janis: Little Girl Blue, the new Janis Joplin documentary helmed by Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg, has started its limited theatrical run, which will be followed by airings on PBS’ American Masters series.
As previously reported, Berg worked with the support...Wed, 25 Nov 2015 06:54:40 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/112/48/Janis-Joplin-Little-Girl-Blue-Documentary-to-Air-on-PBS/
John Byrne Cooke, Joplin’s road manager, was by the singer's side throughout most of her career. His new memoir examines Joplin, demons, riotous—and romantic—antics, and all.
Few stars in the 1960’s burned as bright, or for as short a time, as...Sat, 08 Nov 2014 21:58:56 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/108/48/Janis-Joplin-s-Kozmic-Blues/
Exactly forty-three years and a month after she passed away, Janis Joplin was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday. The moving ceremony featured a speech by music industry mogul Clive Davis and an acoustic performance...Tue, 05 Nov 2013 06:51:26 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/111/48/Janis-Joplin-Honored-With-Hollywood-Walk-of-Fame-Star/
The great and legendary Janis Joplin was just 27 when she died in 1971. That was FORTY TWO years ago. I guess in that time no one thought to give her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Now,...Thu, 24 Oct 2013 06:49:34 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/110/48/Janis-Joplin-Finally-Getting-a-Hollywood-Star-42-Years-After-Her-Death/
I’ve got a long-standing rule when it comes to theatre: I try not to see jukebox musicals. First of all, I think they’re lazy: it’s like watching musical theatre karaoke, or perhaps more like a concert for people who are...Wed, 16 Oct 2013 06:46:54 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/109/48/Broadway-s-Janis-Joplin-Musical-Proves-That-the-Great-White-Way-Can-t-Rock-n-Roll/
Janis Joplin will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame sometime in 2013. Joplin, who died in 1970, has posthumously received several awards including induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and a Grammy...Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:29:17 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/107/48/Janis-Joplin-To-Receive-Star-On-Hollywood-Walk-Of-Fame/
Janis Joplin The Pearl Sessions (Legacy Recordings)
Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls (ATO Records)
Historically, it’s been the kiss of death for too many:
“The next Bob Dylan.”
“The next Bruce Springsteen.”
“The next Stevie Ray...Wed, 18 Apr 2012 23:46:01 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/106/48/The-Pearl-Sessions/
Zooey Deschanel has revealed that her Janis Joplin project has been canceled.
The New Girl actress was first linked to the role in August 2006. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she confessed that she has been preparing...Tue, 11 Oct 2011 15:37:37 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/105/48/Zooey-Deschanel-s-Janis-Joplin-project-scrapped/
In Hollywood, the Janis Joplin story is a cinematic mirage. Like On The Road, Atlas Shrugged, and the remake of Barbarella, it's been a cornerstone of "Development Hell", chewed over so much that many wondered if it actually existed. There...Sat, 07 Aug 2010 13:50:51 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/104/48/Is-the-Janis-Joplin-biopic-finally-going-to-be-filmed-Don-t-hold-your-breath/
Oscar nominated actress Amy Adams will play troubled singer Janis Joplin in the long delayed biopic of the singer. The film, titled Get It While You Can, will be directed by Fernando Meirelles, the man behind the award-winning City of...Wed, 21 Jul 2010 21:32:52 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/103/48/Amy-Adams-will-play-Janis-Joplin-in-new-film/
Music photographer Jim Marshall, who spent more than a half-century capturing rock 'n' roll legends including the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin at work and in repose, has died. He was 74.
Marshall's death in New York City...Thu, 25 Mar 2010 11:00:11 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/102/48/Rock-photographer-Jim-Marshall-dies-at-74/
LOS ANGELES - James Gurley, the innovative guitarist who helped shape psychedelic rock's multilayered, sometimes thundering sounds as a member of Big Brother and the Holding Company, the band that propelled Janis Joplin to fame, has died of a heart...Thu, 24 Dec 2009 10:44:45 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/101/48/James-Gurley-innovative-guitarist-for-Joplin-s-Big-Brother-band-dead-at-69/
I'd been hustling a meager living in the coffee houses and psychedelic joints of Greenwich Village in lower Manhattan when word spread of Janis Joplin's departure from Big Brother & the Holding Company. I can't say the announcement held the...Sat, 10 Oct 2009 10:11:54 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/100/48/Janis-Memphis-Meltdown/
DETROIT (Billboard) - The once controversial Wolfgang's Vault, which has amassed the largest collection of licensed streaming live recordings on the Internet, is about to make a treasure trove of those concerts available for downloading.
Beginning November 3, the...Wed, 30 Sep 2009 13:35:48 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/99/48/Wolfgang-s-Vault-offering-concerts-for-download/
A bit of hype was ignited a few years back when it was announced that She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel had beaten out Scarlett Johansson, Britney Spears (?), and Lindsay Lohan for the lead role in Penelope Spheeris’ planned Janis...Mon, 07 Sep 2009 22:40:26 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/98/48/Zooey-Deschanel-Declares-Janis-Joplin-Biopic-Kind-of-Dead/
After Woodstock, where most attendees walked in for free, organizers of the Lewisville festival knew they needed better security.
So they hired men like James Polser, then 28 and selling Chevys at Huffines before taking over his family's Lewisville...Sun, 30 Aug 2009 09:55:27 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/97/48/Texas-International-Pop-Festival-was-full-of-surprises-for-artists-fans-onlookers/
After "High School Musical" and "Bandslam," Vanessa Hudgens had planned to leave musical movies behind to concentrate on darker fare like Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch." But the singer/actress caught the musical-biopic bug while filming her upcoming teen flick "Beastly."
...Thu, 13 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/94/48/Vanessa-Hudgens-Wants-To-Play-Janis-Joplin/
CLEVELAND (August 11, 2009) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University will celebrate Janis Joplin , one of rock and roll’s most passionate and influential artists during the 14th annual American Music...Tue, 11 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/96/48/Rock-Hall-announces-Janis-Joplin-will-be-honored-for-the-Annual-American-Music-Masters-series/
If you looked closely, you might have been able to see the little light blue ribbons our future Gonzaga guests Death Cab for Cutie wore on their lapels to the Grammys. Those ribbons did not symbolize any currently widespread cause,...Fri, 20 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/93/48/What-if-Bob-Dylan-and-Janis-Joplin-had-used-Auto-Tune/
NEW YORK — Odetta, the folk singer with the powerful voice who moved audiences and influenced fellow musicians for a half-century, has died. She was 77.
Odetta died Tuesday of heart disease at Lenox Hill Hospital, said her manager...Wed, 03 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/92/48/Odetta-Voice-Of-Civil-Rights-Movement-Dies-At-77/
Veteran radio producer Joe Bevilacqua will be Jon Stein's guest on "Hootenanny Cafe," tonight from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., on WTBQ, 1110 AM, 99.1 FM, in Warwick, New York.
At the end of the hour, Bevilacqua will play a...Sat, 14 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/90/48/Veteran-Radio-Producer-Uncovers-Rare-Janis-Joplin/
Onstage, legendary rocker Janis Joplin was a fearless ball of energy, all raw emotions and soul.
But privately, she was a vulnerable young woman who longed for love and acceptance.
"Love, Janis," the touring rock musical coming to...Thu, 12 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/91/48/Gallo-show-dissects-life-of-vulnerable-fireball-Janis-Joplin/
Maverick helmer Abel Ferrara, best known for his tales of Gotham's concrete-scraped underbelly ("Bad Lieutenant," "King of New York"), salutes a Manhattan landmark in docu "Chelsea on the Rocks." A skittery, rambling but often absorbing portrait of the Chelsea Hotel,...Fri, 23 May 2008 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/85/48/Chelsea-on-the-Rocks/
NEW YORK -- The Chelsea Hotel had a beleaguered look. A tenant had draped several banners across the legendary establishment's red brick facade: "Stanley Bard is my hero," one banner proclaimed.
The signs referred to the hotel's part-owner and...Sun, 18 May 2008 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/89/48/A-crucial-chapter-for-the-storied-Chelsea-Hotel/
The Marin Conservation League has raised nearly $70,000 to help the county buy a slice of Janis Joplin's old Larkspur estate.
A fundraising effort by the 1,200-member group is helping the county piece together the $430,290 needed to buy...Sun, 04 May 2008 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/86/48/70-000-raised-to-help-buy-Baltimore-Canyon-trail-access/
The Museum at Bethel Woods is opening June 2 at the site of the 1969 Woodstock concert, located about 90 minutes north of New York City, and will offer exhibits, personal stories, multimedia experiences and programs about the music, fashion...Mon, 24 Mar 2008 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/84/48/Woodstock-Site-Museum-Offers-the-Sixties-Experience-Man/
Kozmic Pearl presents "The Ultimate Janis Joplin Experience" at the Old Acustic Cafe at 9 p.m. today at 413 20th St. in Galveston. Few artists have defined an era of music. But then again, few artists can compare to Janis...Fri, 01 Feb 2008 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/88/48/Sanders-brings-Janis-Joplin-back-to-life/
A half-acre slice of Larkspur's Baltimore Canyon - land that legendary rocker Janis Joplin once called home - is being purchased by the county Open Space District to open a public trail that could take hikers and joggers to the...Thu, 31 Jan 2008 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/87/48/County-to-buy-slice-of-Janis-Joplin-s-former-Larkspur-estate/
It's been 37 years since Janis Joplin's death in a Hollywood hotel room, and her former bandmate Sam Andrew still can't explain it. Not the "how" -- that was clearly a lethal mixture of whiskey and heroin -- but the...Tue, 06 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/83/48/Bandmate-recalls-Janis-Joplin-s-big-appetite-in-TV-doc/
DALLAS, TEXAS: Called the most important female rock vocalist of the 1960s, Janis Joplin enjoyed a brief but powerful career as a singer and songwriter during a decade marked by turbulent social change. Although she only appeared on four albums...Fri, 20 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/80/48/Dress-Worn-by-Janis-Joplin-to-be-Auctioned-by-Heritage/
Unpack your bell-bottoms and love beads. A Bay Area music promoter hopes to re-create a slice of the famed Monterey International Pop Festival, bringing back the current incarnations of some of the original players for a 40th anniversary bash.
...Thu, 10 May 2007 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/79/48/The-Pop-Heard-Round-The-World/
CULVER CITY, California — If the main thing you associate with Janis Joplin is her tragic end, you're missing the big picture, according to actress Zooey Deschanel, who is set to star as the iconic blues-rock singer in "Gospel According...Tue, 20 Mar 2007 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/76/48/Zooey-Deschanel-Says-Janis-Joplin-Biopic-Is-On-Hold-For-Now/
Faced with a lawsuit from the likes of Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead, Santana, and the Doors, entrepreneur Bill Sagan is fighting to save his business, filing a countersuit against the rock legends and two major record labels this week....Fri, 23 Feb 2007 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/77/48/Wolfgang-s-Vault-sues-labels-rock-gods/
James Gurley has been dragging a ball and chain around for almost 40 years.
He was a guitarist, arranger and engineer of Big Brother and the Holding Company, the San Francisco band that featured a gutsy, amazingly soulful lead...Sat, 10 Feb 2007 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/75/48/Joplin-bandmate-inducted-to-Grammy-Hall-of-Fame/
Janis Joplin made her mark by giving 100 percent every time she took the microphone.
The Texas blues singer who burst out of San Francisco in 1967 with Big Brother and the Holding Company didn't just sing songs. She...Sun, 04 Feb 2007 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/74/48/Another-piece-of-her-heart-is-presented-in-play/
The first time drummer Dave Getz jammed with a young Texas singer named Janis Joplin, he was impressed. But not that impressed. "We knew she was good," says Getz from his Fairfax home. "We knew she'd work, but it wasn't...Fri, 05 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/73/48/Joplin-s-drummer-remembers-the-turn-on-tune-in-days/
Feel free to keep honoring Janis Joplin in her birth month of January. But if it’s a concert you want, Roy Head will provide tunes in February. "The concert formerly known as the Janis Joplin Birthday Bash is now called...Tue, 26 Dec 2006 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/72/48/Joplin-Bash-redone-into-broader-benefit-Roy-Head-to-headline/
Linda McCartney had uncanny timing. None better than that June afternoon in 1966 when she showed up to a press reception for the Rolling Stones in New York City along the Hudson River. Gaggles of photographers were there to snap...Sun, 05 Nov 2006 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/63/48/McCartney-exhibit-offers-visceral-view-of-rock-icons/
Actress Zooey Deschanel is holed up in an L.A. studio, rehearsing and laying down tracks for The Gospel According to Janis. The biopic on '60s blues-rocker Janis Joplin will start shooting in various clubs here "later this year," says Peter...Thu, 12 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/61/48/Zooey-Deschanel-rocks-it-up-with-raspy-tracks-of-Janis-Joplin/
It's a decaying, smelly hulk, abandoned for years out on Grand River Avenue in Detroit. And yet the Grande Ballroom is being celebrated with a concert this Saturday in honor of the 40 years since it opened its doors as...Tue, 03 Oct 2006 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/62/48/Grande-days-relived-in-tribute-show/
(andPOP.com) - Famous rocker Janis Joplin's biopic has finally found its star. Joeblo.com reports that "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" actress Zooey Deschanel has taken over for pop singer Pink in Penelope Spheeris' "The Gospel According to Janis," which...Tue, 19 Sep 2006 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/60/48/Janis-Joplin-Biopic-Finally-Off-the-Ground/
Zooey Deschanel has signed up for the leading role in the latest Janis Joplin biopic, Production Weekly reports. The Failure to Launch actress will play the legendary singer in the independent produced film, provisionally entitled Gospel According to Janis. Helmed...Thu, 10 Aug 2006 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/59/48/Deschanel-Grabs-Janis-Joplin-Role/
Punk star Pink has taken herself out of the running to play Janis Joplin in a new film, accusing the film-makers of turning the casting process into a circus.
Hollywood stars including Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Scarlett Johansson...Sun, 16 Apr 2006 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/56/48/Pink-Drops-Out-Of-Casting-Circus-Surrounding-Joplin-Film/
Hollywood stars including Pink, Lindsay Lohan, Zooey Deschanel, Scarlett Johansson and Britney Spears are battling it out to see who will land the coveted role of Janis Joplin in a new biopic. Director Penelope Spheeris has already met with Pink,...Thu, 30 Mar 2006 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/55/48/Spears-Battling-Pink-For-Joplin-Biopic/
SAN FRANSISCO: Chet Helms, the man who gave Janis Joplin to San Francisco, has died. The Summer of Love legend was 62. He died at San Francisco's California Pacific Medical Center due to complications arising as a result of a...Mon, 27 Jun 2005 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/57/48/Chet-Helms-proponent-of-Summer-of-Love-dies-at-62/
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chet Helms, the revered father of the 1967 Summer of Love and a music promoter who launched the career of singer Janis Joplin, has died of complications from a stroke. He was 62. Helms, who once...Sun, 26 Jun 2005 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/58/48/Music-Promoter-Who-Launched-Joplin-Dies/
On "Unwind" from Pink's Try This, she sings, "I've only been here for 27 years/ But already my life is over." Pink, who is 24, wrote the first-person song from the perspective of Janis Joplin, the legendary rocker who died...Sat, 01 Jan 2005 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/52/48/Pink-To-Play-Janis-Joplin-In-Movie-About-Her-Life/
Don't Look Back
Vincent McGrath, London I am sure you are sick of being asked this question. Was the Donovon meeting with Bob Dylan set up in Don't Look Back? DA Pennebaker No. I couldn't tell these guys what...Thu, 09 Jan 2003 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/71/48/DA-Pennebaker-Q-A/
Cathy Richardson, a 30-something Chicago native who stars in the off-Broadway musical Love, Janis, reveals that there is an unexpected irony to playing one of the wildest women in the history of rock and roll. "I have to live like...Tue, 28 Aug 2001 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/53/48/Jumpin-Janis-Portrayal-of-Janis-Joplin-in-Love-Janis-by-Cathy-Richardson/
Old letters can sometimes reveal the key to a person's soul.
This is the lesson Laura Joplin learned when she revisited the letters her older sister wrote to her family back home in Port Arthur, Texas.
Her sister,...Fri, 30 Jul 1999 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/50/48/Big-Sister-The-Touring-Co/
Janis Joplin's pals say she would have dug it. The Haight-Ashbury hipsters around the corner couldn't care less.
And most important, 20 homeless drug-addicted mothers and their babies will get a new lease on life because of it.
...Thu, 20 May 1999 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/48/48/Janis-Joplin-Would-Roar-Rock-star-s-house-in-the-Haight-converted-into-drug-rehab-center/
LOS ANGELES -- An indelible icon of the '60s, Janis Joplin chugged Southern Comfort on stage, had affairs with women and men and cruised the streets of Los Angeles in a Porsche 365 Cabriolet painted in a far-out psychedelic design....Mon, 04 Jan 1999 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/43/48/Overdosing-On-Joplin/
WOMEN WHO SANG THE BLUES, FEMALE POP STARS, and plenty of folkies came before her. But until Janis Joplin crashed the San Francisco music scene in 1963, there weren't any women who rocked. "It was mind-blowing to watch her," says...Fri, 01 Jan 1999 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/51/48/89-Janis-Joplin/
Janis Joplin was more than a talented musician -- she was a symbol of her time. Known too for the wild and ultimately destructive lifestyle she chose, Joplin is a landmark figure in our nation's cultural history. Alice Echols's new...Fri, 01 Jan 1999 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/54/48/Alice-Echols-The-Life-and-Times-of-Janis-Joplin/
RICHARD Bell spells out the obvious when pressed about his storied career in the entertainment business. "It's my favourite expression -- playing music, it sure beats doing drywall," says the man who played some rollicking piano as a member of...Mon, 07 Dec 1998 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/46/48/Man-From-the-Band-Lends-a-Hand-Janis-Joplin-Keyboardist-Cultivating-Local-Talent/
BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY were exhausted when they crashed into their hometown of San Francisco to play a weekend of dates - dates that produced Live at Winterland '68. Their tumultuous performance at the Monterey Pop Festival the...Thu, 17 Sep 1998 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/16/48/Big-Brother-and-The-Holding-Company/
You'd be right to be skeptical of Columbia's newest round of vault cleaning. But it would be foolish not to hear Live at Winterland '68 as roaring testimony to Joplin and her band at the height of their powers. Whereas...Thu, 09 Jul 1998 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/48/48/Janis-Joplin-with-Big-Brother-The-Holding-Comapny/
Can you picture James Dean, can you imagine Janis Joplin, grown old and wheezy and boring, trying to deliver clever patter on late-night talk shows? Horrid image. No, far better to have them in our minds now as smashed idols,...Tue, 05 May 1998 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/1/48/Janis-Joplin-A-Cry-Cutting-Through-Time/
The program opens with “Me & Bobby Me Gee” Laura reads one Janis’ letters: “June 6, 1966 Mother & Dad: With a great deal of trepidation, I bring news. I’m in San Francisco. Now, let me explain. It seems Chet...Sun, 01 Dec 1996 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/20/48/Laura-Joplin-interviewed-by-Terri-Gross/
=================================================================================== [Note. The plan to write this article originated, following the receipt of a pre-release cassette copy of the "Threadgill's Supper Session - Second Helpings" recording in early April of 1996. In May/June that year, I undertook a four week...Fri, 01 Nov 1996 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/18/48/Threadgill-s-Supper-Sessions-Watermelon-amp-Buddy-Records-and-Walter-Hyatt/
Janis Joplin's sturdy legacy has been re-addressed with the recent release of the three compact disc compilation, Janis. Longtime Joplin admirer may not require such a package, but the collection succeeds in threading the many strands of Joplin's whirlwind career...Mon, 01 Aug 1994 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/42/48/Janis-Joplin-Considered-25-Years-Later/
DENVER - Janis Joplin loved to knit. She read Time magazine every week because her father told her it was a good way to stay in touch with society. She wore her hair in a bouffant during one of her...Sun, 18 Oct 1992 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/40/48/Piece-Of-Her-Heart-Laura-Joplin-Makes-Peace-With-Her-Sister-s-Tragic-Life/
Oct. 8 - In a corner house on a shady street in Park Hill, you can still touch the raw, raging beat of the '60s. Of course, you'll have to look past the cleaning crew that's busily dusting the dining...Thu, 08 Oct 1992 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/49/48/Sister-Recalls-Janis-Joplin/
Despite all the full-tilt-boogie myths about her life, it's not true that Janis Joplin-whose larynx-shredding singing style (as on 1968's "Piece of My Heart") made the blues turn blood- red-never found a drug she didn't like. "She wouldn't smoke grass,...Fri, 02 Oct 1992 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/44/48/Death-Of-A-Blueswoman/
Janis is back! With the current release of Love, Janis, an in-depth look at Janis's life by sister Laura Joplin, and an up-coming Broadway play, the woman and her music are as exciting and compelling today as when Janis first...Thu, 01 Oct 1992 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/45/48/Big-Brother-Speaks-An-Interview-With-Peter-Albin/
Four months after a play based on the life of the singer Janis Joplin was closed because of a lawsuit by the Joplin estate, a Federal judge here has ruled that the production is a protected form of free speech....Wed, 18 Dec 1991 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/95/48/Estate-Loses-Suit-to-Control-Plays-on-Janis-Joplin/
The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and Museum doesn't have walls yet, but it now has its first major exhibit. A collection of 300 photographs, personal items, lyrics and posters belonging to the late Janis Joplin was donated by...Thu, 28 Nov 1991 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/24/48/Hall-Gets-Joplin-Haul/
An oil painting by the late rock star Janis Joplin was found by a Sunday School teacher recently at first Christian Church on Ninth Avenue. The painting, “Jesus in Gethsemane” was signed on the back by Janis Lyn Joplin. According...Wed, 20 Mar 1991 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/23/48/Found-Janis-Joplin-Artwork-Done-At-Age-13/
The tale of salvation begins as all good ones do, with high birth and great promise. Seth Morgan was born in 1949, the son of Frederick Morgan of Park Avenue, poet, a founder of The Hudson Review literary quarterly, heir...Fri, 01 Feb 1991 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/36/48/Seth-Morgan-s-Last-Ride/
PORT ARTHUR TEX. Jan 19: For years communities across the country have been making their peace with the troubled 60’s, usually with belated homecomings for the men who fought in the nation’s least popular war. Tonight this Gulf Coast refinery...Thu, 21 Jan 1988 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/38/48/Town-Forgives-the-Past-and-Honors-Janis-Joplin/
The setting was the turbulent ‘60’s. She-a lonely rock star at the height of her career-had asked a friend to find her a date for a Texas barbecue. He-an earnest graduate student of philosophy at the University of Texas at...Sun, 01 Nov 1987 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/31/48/Lone-Star-Date/
“Scoping Out Baghdad”: Chet Helms was another one of those whose experiences classified them as “outside the norm.” A child evangelist at age 15, he’d been raised in a strict fundamentalist family which forbade dancing, listening to pop music, watching...Tue, 01 Jan 1985 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/35/48/San-Francisco-Nights-The-Psychedelic-Music-Trip-1965-1968/
Janis Joplin was born January 19, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas during World War II. In October, 1970, at the age of twenty-seven, she died of a heroin overdose while the Vietnamese war still raged. Although Joplin was clearly of...Sat, 01 Jan 1977 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/13/48/The-Southwest-Unbound-Janis-Joplin-The-New-Feminism/
The orthodox pop theory is that Janis Joplin died at the proper moment, just as her personal incandescence and megavolt voice were about to burn out. This is nonsense -as her album "Pearl" released after her death, attests. Other myths...Mon, 20 Aug 1973 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/21/48/Aphrodite-s-Landslide/
Reading Myra Friedman’s rich and richly observed biography, one is astonished to remind oneself that Janis Joplin’s career - from her assumption into stardom to her last fatal encounter with heroin in October, 1970 - took less than five years....Sun, 12 Aug 1973 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/14/48/The-Earth-Mother-Was-No-More-Than-The-Dearest-Daughter-Of-The-Angel-of-Death/
"I've worked with three bands, four including when I was a kid, but three pro bands. We got on stage and did it anyway under the lights, but those boys really help you. The singer is only as good as...Sun, 01 Oct 1972 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/78/48/Janis-A-look-at-a-jet-age-red-hot-mama-on-the-second-anniversary-of-her-death/
At the age of 27, in October of 1970, Janis Joplin died of a drug overdose. At the time of her death she was one of the most prominent figures on the popular-music scene despite a number of continuing problems...Mon, 01 May 1972 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/26/48/Janis-In-Retrospect/
I hesitate to call this one her "best" because I like all of the others so much. But certainly rocks the best. The Full Tilt Band is dynamite and fits next to her voice perfectly. Paul Rothchild receives production credit...Thu, 01 Apr 1971 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/17/48/Record-Reviews/
It was a mere coincidence of time and happenstance. But it seemed to sum up an era with cruel finality. In New York last August, Rock Superstar Jimi Hendrix completed a record album, flew off for a brief tour of...Mon, 15 Feb 1971 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/39/48/Janis-and-Jimi-Op-Posth/
Janis Joplin was born on January 19, 1943, in a Texas town of 60,000 called Port Arthur, just off the Louisiana border. She died, presumably from an overdose of heroin, in a little plaster room in a Hollywood motel on...Sun, 31 Jan 1971 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/29/48/Janis-Keeps-Her-Promise-In-Pearl/
Janis Joplin’s last recording has been released by Columbia Records; sadly, it’s her most impressive one. Miss Joplin completed the recording in Los Angeles just before her death on October 4, 1970. It is called “Pearl,” presumably after the name...Sat, 16 Jan 1971 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/33/48/Pearl-Last-Album-Janis-Joplin-Made-May-Be-Her-Finest/
PORT ARTHUR, Tex.- It is difficult to imagine Janis Joplin in such surroundings. Port Arthur is just a little oil refinery town of maybe 70,000 persons, tucked away in the southeast corner of Texas, a bastion of Middle America. Her...Thu, 12 Nov 1970 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/47/48/An-Interview-With-Janis-s-Father/
Janis Joplin raps about the early days and other quotable things. Here she is folks, the first lady of rock and roll. On leaving Big Brother: "It was a very sad thing. I love those guys more than anybody else...Tue, 01 Sep 1970 01:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/41/48/Comments-From-Janis/
HOLLYWOOD, AUGUST 18th: Alleged failure of promoter Leonard Jay to fulfill terms of contract with Fantality Corp. for services of Janis Joplin was cause of singer’s no-show at Minneapolis gig on August 6th, says her attorney. Robert E. Gordon, of...Wed, 19 Aug 1970 01:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/30/48/Janis-Not-Too-Tired/
H.I.C. Arena, Honolulu Hawaii: Janis Joplin wailed her way to two standing ovations in her Hawaii debut July 8th before a crowd of 7,000 at the Honolulu International Center Arena. The Columbia Records artist dazzled the audience with her eclectic...Sat, 25 Jul 1970 01:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/28/48/Janis-Joplin-Day-Blindness/
SAN FRANCISCO: Janis Joplin has got a new band together, and, from all signs, has gotten herself together, too. In fact, "Man, I feel so fucking great that I thought I’d put a flower around my wrist." So she broke...Thu, 28 May 1970 01:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/6/48/Hey-Janis-Is-Feeling-Great/
SAN FRANCISCO: "Are you ready for this?" grinned Janis Joplin at an audience that was packed tight as matches into the Fillmore West. Obviously they were. Cries of "Get down" (everybody stood as soon as Janis hit the stage) were...Thu, 30 Apr 1970 01:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/19/48/A-Blind-Person-Touches-Janis/
Her Kozmic Blues essence is successfully captured in her second album for Columbia The essence of the irrepressible pop singer Janis Joplin has finally been captured on records with her new Columbia release "I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again,...Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/2/48/The-Double-Edged-Soul-of-Janis-Joplin/
There are many people I have come across in my life that have earned my gratitude and respect. The person that I am about to label as my "hero" really isn't. It's just someone I admire. Of all the great...Wed, 31 Dec 1969 21:32:14 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/4/48/The-Woman-Chasing-the-Carrot/
Is Janis Joplin a famous artist because of her sudden death in the late 1970’s? Some would answer yes to this question, but I would disagree with them. Janis Joplin had to deal with many problems throughout her life. Many...Wed, 31 Dec 1969 21:32:11 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/3/48/Janis-Joplin/
"I'll tell you 'bout Texas Radio and the Big Beat...
I'll tell you 'bout the hopeless night
Wandering the Western dream
Tell you 'bout the maiden with raw iron soul"
-- Jim Morrison, "The Wasp"
...Wed, 31 Dec 1969 21:17:02 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/5/48/Janis-Joplin-Texas-and-the-Big-Beat/
Janis Joplin, the Texas-born girl who has become one of the leading blues and rock singers over the last two years, gave an excellent performance before a near-capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden last night.
Miss Joplin, a shouter...Sat, 20 Dec 1969 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/12/48/Janis-Joplin-Gives-A-Rousing-Display-of-Blues-Rock/
"She bursts into the green room of the Royal Albert Hall like the cork from a bottle of Moet et Chandon champagne.Excited,elated and bubbling over Janis Joplin couldn't have been happier. "We did it,we did it! she exclaimed,and a room...Sat, 03 May 1969 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/81/48/Janis-Breaking-Down-The-Walls-In-Britain/
NEW YORK-When Janis Joplin danced on stage in front of her new, as-yet-unnamed, six-piece band at the Fillmore East February 11 and 12, she seemed to have victory within her grasp. How could she miss? There had been a "sound...Sat, 15 Mar 1969 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/8/48/Janis-The-Judy-Garland-of-Rock/
JANIS: “I just like to say one thing when I’m onstage,” says that phenomenal pop-rock-soul-blues singer Janis Joplin. “Let yourself go and you’ll be more than you’ve ever thought of being.” Probably there are some people who are repelled by...Mon, 24 Feb 1969 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/25/48/Janis/
Music, they keep telling us, has “social meaning.” As if anyone doubted that it did. The question is to get at that “social meaning” and its “political implications.” I am much impressed with the effort of William Kloman in a...Thu, 12 Dec 1968 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/22/48/Burnt-Cork-Again/
"Don'cha understand? Music is just about feelin' things and havin' a good time! And people have forgotten that, I think. They've got to lay all these big cerebral trips on it. What we're trying to do in our music is...Fri, 01 Nov 1968 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/7/48/Janis-Joplin-Queen-of-Rock-An-Intimate-Talk/
If you haven’t heard of Big Brother and the Holding Company by now, you’re going to miss your chance. Not since the Monkees has a group arrived at the music market with so much advance promotion. The difference, of course,...Fri, 20 Sep 1968 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/9/48/Singer-With-The-Bordello-Voice/
“Without the music, I might have destroyed myself. Now, my feelings work for me.” Early afternoon in San Francisco. What if her all-out performances wreck her throat? She looks away, “Maybe I won’t last long, but if I hold back...Tue, 03 Sep 1968 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/27/48/Janis-Joplin-Big-Brother-s-White-Soul/
Passionate and Sloppy: Janis Joplin is hooked. She has to turn on almost every night. "I’m on an audience trip," she says. "when I go on-stage to sing, it’s like the "rush" that people experience when they take heavy dope....Fri, 09 Aug 1968 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/10/48/Passionate-and-Sloppy/
John Cooke had a party a couple of months ago in an iron lung factory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The factory belongs to J.H. Emerson and Company, that’s his uncle. Picture all these people, say a hundred odd, following little red...Thu, 01 Aug 1968 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/11/48/Janis-Joplin-Voodoo-Lady-of-Rock/
There are things to be said for the old days, when rock was a religion, and not yet an art form. At least it was still possible to tell the worshippers from their gods. The true supplicant was always a...Wed, 01 May 1968 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/34/48/Pop-Music-Ladies-Day-Janis-Joplin-staggering/
In The Press: “In the beginning, the rock world was all Adams and no Eves,” Newsweek commented. But now, “the typical rock group resembles a beehive, three or four drones humming around a queen bee.” The invasion of girls into...Fri, 01 Mar 1968 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/37/48/The-Queen-Bees-of-Rock/
Tonight’s crowd ambles languidly across the floor of Phladelphia’a Electric Factory, a huge garage turned psychedelic playground. Mostly, they are straight kids come to gape at the hippies and fathom the Now. Ten years ago, they would have preened their...Mon, 01 Jan 1968 00:00:00 +0000http://www.janisjoplin.net/news/32/48/Next-Year-In-San-Francisco/