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26th October 1970, A wake was held at the Lion's Share in San Anselmo, California to celebrate the life of Janis Joplin. The singer who died of an accidental drugs overdose had left $2,500 in her will to throw a wake party in the event of her demise. The party was attended by her sister […]

5th Sept 1970, Janis Joplin started recording sessions recording a version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song 'Me and Bobby McGee'. Joplin, (who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson's from the beginning of her career to her death), topped the US singles chart with the song in 1971 after her death, […]

Big Brother and the Holding Company first played the Monterey International Pop Festival on Sat, June 17. Their management had made the decision to not be filmed. Their Sat. show was so impressive that the concert promoters and the films producer talked them into playing again on Sunday, the 18th so they could get the […]

It was the performance of a lifetime. On June 18, 1967, Janis Joplin and Big Brother and The Holding Company returned to the stage at the Monterey International Pop Festival. They had originally played on Saturday the 17th, but their management decided that they didn’t want the band filmed. Janis and the band blew everybody […]

It is commonly accepted that Janis Joplin performed her first show with Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco on June 10, 1966. However, if you research the posters from that time period, June 10 & 11, 1966 were the famous nights of ‘The Quick and The Dead” at […]

On April 2, 1971, Janis Joplin’s LP “Pearl” became the #1 record in the US. It was her first #1 solo album but she never got to see it go to the top as she had passed away before its release. Do you remember the first time you heard this record? Read It Here!

See how many you can score in our very hard Janis Joplin quiz: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/j_joplin_quiz Janis Joplin Quiz Janis Joplin Quiz Read it here

20th March 1971, Janis Joplin started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with her version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song “Me And Bobby McGee.” Joplin, who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson’s from the beginning of her career to her death, changed the sex and […]

27th February 1971, Five months after her death, Janis Joplin started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with her second and final solo studio album Pearl. Joplin sang on all tracks except ‘Buried Alive in the Blues’, which remained a Full Tilt Boogie instrumental because she died before adding her vocals. […]

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