summertime – 1969

“The Queen of Psychedelic Soul”

Janis Joblin2You have to see this stunning performance of Janis singing “Summertime” live in 1969 (Grona Lund).  Janice Joplin was undeniably talented, her performances mesmerizing.


You know why we’re stuck with the myth that only black people have soul? Because white people don’t let themselves feel things.

On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone.

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz.

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ROLLING STONE bio “Janis Joplin was perhaps the premier blues-influenced rock singer of the late Sixties, and certainly one of the biggest female rock stars of her time.”

ROLLING STONE – 1970 cover story: the rock queen blasts off. “Janis took a peek between the curtains before going on and realized it was not exactly Angels’ Night at the Avalon Ballroom. “Shit, man, why do those country club chicks in their panty girdles always have to be sitting in the front rows? They are probably so tight they couldn’t move if they wanted to,” said Janis in her gin-mama voice.”

JANIS JOPLIN OFFICIAL SITE “She claimed the blues, soul, gospel, country and rock with unquestionable authority and verve, fearlessly inhabiting psychedelic guitar jams, back-porch roots and everything in between. Her volcanic performances left audiences stunned and speechless, while her sexual magnetism, world-wise demeanor and flamboyant style shattered every stereotype about female artists – and essentially invented the “rock mama” paradigm.”  


BIO. “Singer Janis Joplin rose to fame in the late 1960s and was known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals. She died of an accidental drug overdose in 1970.”

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