Her appeal was obvious. Here was a white American singer who sublimated the earthy blues that had first inspired her — Thornton, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey — into the rowdy psychedelia of the Summer Of Love. She invested herself fully, singing as if her very life depended on it, a private testimony of blues, soul, gospel and no-holds rock executed with almost religious fervour. Put simply, Joplin burned with an intensity that outshone most of her peers. In , Joplin quit small-town life and headed for San Francisco , settling in Haight-Ashbury and recording demos with Jorma Kaukonen later of Jefferson Airplane and his wife.
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Janis Lyn Joplin January 19, — October 4, was an American blues-influenced rock singer and occasional songwriter with a distinctive voice. Joplin performed on four albums recorded between and —two as the lead singer of San Francisco's Big Brother and The Holding Company, and two released as a solo artist. Janis Joplin was born at St. Janis had two younger siblings, Michael and Laura. As a teenager, she befriended a group of outcasts, including Jim Langdon and Grant Lyons, the latter of whom played her the blues for the first time. While at Thomas Jefferson High School, she was mostly shunned.
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Calendar hosted by iCloud. January 19, all day. As troubled as she was talented, Joplin has been portrayed in numerous articles, full-length biographies, and documentaries as everything from a reckless, sex-crazed party animal to a victimized, lost little girl who never believed she was lovable.
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