Janis Joplin

One of the most powerful singers of the Sixties found her voice in San Francisco. A blues aficionado, Janis Joplin was drawn to the purest source material—Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Lead Belly—while living a lonely adolescence. Joplin performed folk blues on the coffeehouse circuit before joining Big Brother and the Holding Company in 1966. She sang with feverish power, finding a release in Big Brother’s psychedelic blues-rock. Joplin died of a drug over-dose on October 4, 1970, while working on her second solo album. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. 


Janis  Joplin Scarf and Necklaces

Janis  Joplin Scarf and Necklaces

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Janis  Joplin God’s Eye

Janis  Joplin God’s Eye

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Janis  Joplin Undipped Blotter Acid Sheet

Janis  Joplin Undipped Blotter Acid Sheet

Robert Crumb was one of the founders of the underground comics movement. He designed the cover of Cheap Thrills, the first album by Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company.

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Janis  Joplin Porsche

Janis  Joplin Porsche

Janis Joplin paid about $3500 for this 1965 Porsche 356c Cabriolet when she bought it from a Beverly Hills auto dealer in September 1968

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