Janis Joplin

Vero nome:
Janis Lyn Joplin
Profilo:
Born 19 January 1943, Port Arthur, Texas, USA
Died 04 October 1970, Los Angeles, California, USA

Joplin was the eldest of her siblings Michael and Laura, and attended Thomas Jefferson High School, where she began painting and listening to blues artists Bessie Smith, Leadbelly, Big Mama Thornton and Odetta with the other rebellious kids in her neighborhood. She graduated high school in 1960, and in 1962, she quit university in the middle of her studies. The university then ran the headline, "She Dares To Be Different" in the student newspaper.

She went to San Francisco in 1963, first living in North Beach and later, Haight-Ashbury, where she begun the drug and alcohol habits that would tragically end her life. During this period, she recorded a session with Jorma Kaukonen that later appeared as the bootleg "The Typewriter Tape". Noticeably suffering from her addictions, she returned to Port Arthur in May 1965 and 'straightened up' for a year, enrolling as a sociology major at Lamar University.

In 1966, at the invitation of Chet Helms whom she'd known as a teenager, she returned to California and was recruited as the singer for Big Brother & The Holding Company in June, appearing at the [c=Avalon Ballroom] in San Francisco during her first public performance with them. In August 1966, the group signed with Mainstream Records and recorded an album. However, it was not released until a year later and in the meantime, with very little reward, they moved with the Grateful Dead to a house in Lagunitas, California. It was there that Joplin relapsed into hard drug use.

Joplin and the band signed with Albert Grossman in November 1967 and released Big Brother & The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills in 1968. This release was the culmination of a year in which Joplin had wowed audiences at the Monterey Pop Festival, the Anderson Theater in New York, the Wake For Martin Luther King Jr concert with Jimi Hendrix in New York and on TV's prime-time Dick Cavett Show. Joplin then left the band after a Family Dog benefit gig in December 1968 and formed a back-up group, the Kozmic Blues Band, releasing an album in September 1969. The group disbanded three months later, with Joplin again suffering from her addictions.

After taking time out in Brazil with friend Linda Gravenites, who was her costume designer and praised by Joplin in the May 1968 issue of Vogue, Joplin returned to America and formed the Full Tilt Boogie Band, which began touring in May 1970. She also appeared in reunion concerts with Big Brother & The Holding Company at this time. She then began recording a new album in September 1970 with producer Paul A. Rothchild.

By Saturday, October 3rd Joplin had already laid down a number of takes at [c=Sunset Sound Studios] in LA, including "Mercedes Benz". On the following day she failed to appear and John Cooke, the road manager of Full Tilt Boogie Band, drove to the Landmark Motor Hotel where Joplin was staying. There he found her dead on the floor of her room, the result of a seizure caused by a heroin overdose.

Joplin was cremated and her ashes scattered from a plane into the Pacific Ocean. Her unfinished recordings were assembled and the result was the posthumously released Janis Joplin - Pearl in 1971. It became the biggest selling album of her career.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 (Performer).
Siti:
Alias:
Nei gruppi:
Varianti:

Albums

Janis Joplin - I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! album art Janis Joplin I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (Album) Columbia US 1969 Vendi questa versione
Janis Joplin - Cheap Thrills album art Big Brother & The Holding Company Canta Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Big Brother & The Holding Company Canta Janis Joplin Janis Joplin - Cheap Thrills (Album) CBS Mexico 1970 Vendi questa versione
Janis Joplin - Pearl album art Janis Joplin Pearl (Album, Comp) Columbia US 1971 Vendi questa versione
Janis Joplin - Big Brother & The Holding Company album art Big Brother & The Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin Big Brother & The Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin - Big Brother & The Holding Company (Album) Columbia US 1971 Vendi questa versione
Janis Joplin - In Concert album art Janis Joplin In Concert (Album, Comp) Columbia US 1972 Vendi questa versione
Janis Joplin - Janis album art Janis Joplin Janis (Comp, Album) Columbia Brazil 1975 Vendi questa versione
Janis Joplin - Farewell Song album art Janis Joplin Farewell Song (Album, Comp) CBS/Sony Greece 1982 Vendi questa versione
RR-82-3 Janis Joplin - Retro Rock album art Janis Joplin Retro Rock(LP, Transcription) Retro-Rock RR-82-3 US 1982 Vendi questa versione
# 314 A Janis Joplin - B.B.C. Rock Hour # 314 (Version "A") album art Janis Joplin B.B.C. Rock Hour # 314 (Version "A")(LP, Transcription, Ver) London Wavelength # 314 A US 1982 Vendi questa versione
Janis Joplin - Cheaper Thrills album art Big Brother & The Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin Big Brother & The Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin - Cheaper Thrills (Album) Line Records, Line Records Germany 1984 Vendi questa versione
Janis Joplin - Live At Winterland '68 album art Janis Joplin With Big Brother And The Holding Company* Janis Joplin With Big Brother And The Holding Company* - Live At Winterland '68 (Album) Columbia, Legacy US 1998 Vendi questa versione
Janis Joplin - The Woodstock Experience album art Janis Joplin The Woodstock Experience (Album) Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music US 2009 Vendi questa versione
Janis Joplin - Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968 album art Big Brother & The Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin Big Brother & The Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin - Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968 (Album) Legacy, Columbia Europe 2012 Vendi questa versione
Janis Joplin - Woodstock Sunday August 17, 1969 album art Janis Joplin Woodstock Sunday August 17, 1969 (Album) Columbia, Legacy US 2019 Vendi questa versione

Singles & EPs

Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart / Summertime album art Janis Joplin Piece Of My Heart / Summertime (Single) CBS France 1968 Vendi questa versione
Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart / Turtle Blues album art Big Brother & The Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin Big Brother & The Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart / Turtle Blues (Single) CBS Germany 1968 Vendi questa versione
EZA-7595 Janis Joplin - Big Brother & The Holding Company album art Big Brother & The Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin Big Brother & The Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin - Big Brother & The Holding Company(7", EP) London Records EZA-7595 Australia 1968 Vendi questa versione
Janis Joplin - Maybe / Work Me, Lord album art Janis Joplin Maybe / Work Me, Lord Columbia US 1969 Vendi questa versione
Janis Joplin - Kozmic Blues album art Janis Joplin Kozmic Blues (Single) CBS Australia 1969 Vendi questa versione
CBSA 82024 Janis Joplin - Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) / Little Girl Blue album art Janis Joplin Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) / Little Girl Blue(7", Single) CBS/Sony CBSA 82024 Japan 1969 Vendi questa versione
DSR-RS-4061 Janis Joplin - Maybe album art Janis Joplin Maybe(7", Single) Columbia DSR-RS-4061 Jamaica 1969 Vendi questa versione
Janis Joplin - Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) / One Good Man album art Janis Joplin Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) / One Good Man (Single) Columbia New Zealand 1969 Vendi questa versione
Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby McGee album art Janis Joplin Me And Bobby McGee (Single) CBS New Zealand 1970 Vendi questa versione
Janis Joplin - Cry Baby album art Janis Joplin Cry Baby (Single) CBS Greece 1970 Vendi questa versione
EPC-1048 Janis Joplin - Conquistame Dios album art Janis Joplin Conquistame Dios(7", EP) CBS EPC-1048 Mexico 1970 Vendi questa versione