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Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin

American singer
Legendary blues-rock belter with a brash, uncompromising vocal style and tremendous lasting influence, despite dying young.
BornJanuary 19, 1943
HometownPort Arthur, Texas, United States of America
Height5'5" (1.65m)
ParentsDorothy Bonita Joplin
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Janis Joplin's pool table up for auction

  • Music enthusiasts and collectors have the opportunity to bid on Janis Joplin's personally-owned pool table. The circa 1920 Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co. Monarch Cushion 9' pool table, estimated to be worth between $10,000 and $20,000, hails from Joplin's 1969 residence in Larkspur, California. This historic piece, located in the same room of the house since the time of Joplin's death, will be available for bidding online at Julien's Auctions from 29 January. Myra Friedman's 1973 biography of the

Videos

This Day in History: Woodstock Begins in Bethel, New York

August 15, 1969. On 600 acres of field owned by a dairy farmer, 400,000 young people kicked off this seminal event of the 1960s. The three-day music festival had a roster of many of the era's top musicians. Richie Havens, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Crosby Stills and Nash, and The Who were just some of the performers.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Keep on Rockin'
Keep on Rockin'
PG
1h 33min
1970
Festival Express
Festival Express
R
1h 30min
2004

Albums

Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits
Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits
1973
In Concert
In Concert
1972
Ball and Chain
Ball and Chain
2009
Live at Winterland '68
Live at Winterland '68
1998
Farewell Song
Farewell Song
1982
Anthology
Anthology
1980
Janis [Original Soundtrack]
Janis [Original Soundtrack]
1975
I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!
I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!
1969
I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!/Big Brother & The Holding Company
I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!/Big Brother & The Holding Company
1967
Frankfurt (1969) & the American Broadcasts (1969/1970)
Frankfurt (1969) & the American Broadcasts (1969/1970)
2023
Legendary Typewriter Tape: June 25, 1964 Jorma's House
Legendary Typewriter Tape: June 25, 1964 Jorma's House
2022
Live in Amsterdam, London & Stateside
Live in Amsterdam, London & Stateside
2022
Hesitation Blues
Hesitation Blues
2022
Fillmore East 1969
Fillmore East 1969
2021
San Francisco Radio Sessions
San Francisco Radio Sessions
2021
Kozmic Summertime
Kozmic Summertime
2020
1969 Transmissions
1969 Transmissions
2019
Little Girl Blue: Early California Sessions
Little Girl Blue: Early California Sessions
2017
California 1962: The Early Years
California 1962: The Early Years
2017
TV Collection
TV Collection
2016
Janis: Little Girl Blue [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Janis: Little Girl Blue [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2016
Original Album Classics
Original Album Classics
2015
Pearl Sessions
Pearl Sessions
2012
Move Over!
Move Over!
2011
Classic LP Collection
Classic LP Collection
2011
Playlist: The Very Best of Janis Joplin
Playlist: The Very Best of Janis Joplin
2010
Woodstock Experience
Woodstock Experience
2009
Greatest Hits [Steel Box Collection]
Greatest Hits [Steel Box Collection]
2008
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