Nostalgic Portraits Almost Lost In History

Icons | May 6, 2019

Janis Joplin in the studio, 1967. 

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In the late ‘60s Janis Joplin was a hit of the San Francisco psychedelic rock scene. Her bluesy vocals made her one of the most exciting singers of the era, and she could most usually be seen jamming with Big Brother and the Holding Company. Even though Joplin was shot in the arm for the band, their first album wasn’t an instant success and the band became road dogs for much of ’68.

However prior to that, Joplin’s time in the studio with the group amounted to her arrangement of standards that the band would perform, and creating intense vocals that would go on to inspire a generation of blues-rock singers. 

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