A report on Janis Joplin

Joplin in 1970
Joplin in 1960 as a graduating senior in high school
Joplin (seated) with Big Brother and the Holding Company, c. 1966–1967 photograph Bob Seidemann
Joplin performs with Tom Jones on This Is Tom Jones in late 1969
Newspaper review of Joplin's 1969 concert at Vets Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio includes the fact that before it started she walked to the lobby and watched audience members arrive.
Janis Joplin performing at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island in July 1968
Joplin photographed by Jim Marshall in 1969, one year before her death

American singer and musician.

- Janis Joplin
Joplin in 1970

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27 Club graffiti in Tel Aviv depicting several well-known members of the club. Left to right: Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse.

27 Club

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List consisting mostly of popular musicians, artists, or actors who died at age 27.

List consisting mostly of popular musicians, artists, or actors who died at age 27.

27 Club graffiti in Tel Aviv depicting several well-known members of the club. Left to right: Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse.
Jim Morrison, lead singer of the rock band the Doors and among the first people associated with the 27 Club

Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison all died at the age of 27 between 1969 and 1971.

Columbia Records

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American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.

American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.

Original home of Columbia in Washington, D.C., in 1889
A Columbia type AT cylinder graphophone was produced in 1898.
The American label of an electrically recorded Columbia disc by Art Gillham from the mid-twenties
The British label of an electrically recorded Columbia disc by Paul Whiteman
Columbia "notes and mic" logo
Columbia used this label for its 45 r.p.m. records from 1951 until 1958.
Transitional 1955 promo 45 r.p.m. label showing both the old "notes and mike" and new "walking eye" logos
CBS Records logo outside of the United States

Artists who have recorded for Columbia include AC/DC, Adele, Aerosmith, Julie Andrews, Aries, Louis Armstrong, Gene Autry, Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Leonard Bernstein, Beyoncé, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Blue Öyster Cult, David Bowie, the Byrds, Mariah Carey, Johnny Cash, Cheap Trick, Chicago, The Chainsmokers, The Clash, The Chambers Brothers, Leonard Cohen, Ray Conniff, Mac Davis, Miles Davis, Doris Day, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Earth, Wind & Fire, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Billy Joel, Janis Joplin, Journey, André Kostelanetz, Johnny Mathis, George Michael, Mitch Miller, Willie Nelson, Pink Floyd, Iggy Pop, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, Santana, Frank Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Jerry Vale, Andy Williams, Tammy Wynette, and numerous others.

Young people near the Woodstock music festival in August 1969

Hippie

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Someone associated with the counterculture of the 1960s, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to different countries around the world.

Someone associated with the counterculture of the 1960s, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to different countries around the world.

Young people near the Woodstock music festival in August 1969
Contemporary hippie at the Rainbow Gathering in Russia, 2005
A hippie-painted Volkswagen Beetle
American tourists in Thailand, the early 1970s
– Grateful Dead, lyrics from "That's It for the Other One"
Junction of Haight and Ashbury Streets, San Francisco, celebrated as the central location of the Summer of Love
Swami Satchidananda giving the opening talk at the Woodstock Festival of 1969
A group of hippies in Tallinn, 1989
Couple attending Snoqualmie Moondance Festival, August 1993
Tie-dyed clothes, associated with hippie culture
A 1967 VW Kombi bus decorated with hand-painting
Monument to the hippie era. Tamil Nadu, India
Oz number 28, also known as the "Schoolkids issue of Oz", which was the main cause of a 1971 high-profile obscenity case in the United Kingdom. Oz was a UK underground publication with a general hippie / counter-cultural point of view.
Hand-crafted Hippie Truck, 1968
Hippie Truck interior
Timothy Leary, family and band on a lecture tour at State University of New York at Buffalo in 1969
An anti-war demonstrator offers a flower to a Military Police officer during the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam's 1967 March on the Pentagon
Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs, California, 1969, sharing a joint
As a hippie, Ken Westerfield helped to popularize the alternative sport of Frisbee in the 1960s–70s, that has become today's disc sports
Hippies at the Nambassa 1981 Festival in New Zealand
Goa Gil, original 1960s hippie who later became a pioneering electronic dance music DJ and party organizer, here appearing in the 2001 film Last Hippie Standing

Bands like the Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company (with Janis Joplin), and Jefferson Airplane lived in the Haight.

The Mantra-Rock Dance poster by Harvey W. Cohen (created December 1966)

Mantra-Rock Dance

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Counterculture music event held on January 29, 1967, at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco.

Counterculture music event held on January 29, 1967, at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco.

The Mantra-Rock Dance poster by Harvey W. Cohen (created December 1966)
Haight-Ashbury, 2005
Allen Ginsberg greeting Prabhupada at the San Francisco Airport, January 17, 1967
"The New Science" article in the San Francisco Oracle (part), January 1967
The Mantra-Rock Dance listing in the San Francisco Oracle, January 1967
The Avalon Ballroom (building pictured in 2022) served as the Mantra-Rock Dance venue.
Prabhupada chanting in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, with an icon of the deity Jagannath to his right. February 1967
The Mantra-Rock Dance's 40th anniversary commemoration poster. August 2007

The Mantra-Rock Dance featured some of the most prominent Californian rock groups of the time, such as the Grateful Dead and Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, as well as the then relatively unknown Moby Grape.

Johnson in 2009

Jimmy Johnson (American football coach)

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Former American football coach and sports analyst.

Former American football coach and sports analyst.

Johnson in 2009
Jimmy Johnson and the 1987 Miami Hurricanes team present President Ronald Reagan with a University of Miami jersey at The White House after winning the 1987 national championship, January 1988
Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan, and Jimmy Johnson in Afghanistan during a taping of the FOX NFL Sunday pregame show, 2009

In high school he was a classmate of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Janis Joplin.

Bill Graham, circa 1990

Bill Graham (promoter)

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Jewish German-American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash.

Jewish German-American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash.

Bill Graham, circa 1990
Graham in 1974
Helicopter crash site on the Napa County–Sonoma County border
Official Backstage laminate for VIP guests at the Bill Graham Memorial Laughter, Love & Music 1991-11-03 Golden Gate Park San Francisco CA

Chet Helms and then Bill Graham made famous the Fillmore and Winterland Ballroom; these turned out to be a proving grounds for rock bands and acts of the San Francisco Bay area including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, who were first managed, and in some cases developed, by Chet Helms.

Albert Grossman

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American entrepreneur and manager in the American folk music and rock and roll scene.

American entrepreneur and manager in the American folk music and rock and roll scene.

He was famous as the manager of many of the most popular and successful performers of folk and folk-rock music, including Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Peter, Paul and Mary, the Band, Odetta, Gordon Lightfoot and Ian & Sylvia.

Down on Me (traditional song)

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"Down on Me" is a traditional freedom song from the 1920s or earlier that became popular following its remake by Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company.

The Band in 1969: (left to right) Manuel, Hudson, Helm, Robertson, Danko

The Band

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Canadian-American rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario, in 1967.

Canadian-American rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario, in 1967.

The Band in 1969: (left to right) Manuel, Hudson, Helm, Robertson, Danko
"Big Pink" in 2006
L to R: Danko, Helm and Manuel on tour in Hamburg, Germany, in 1971
Hudson in 1971
Bob Dylan and the Band in Chicago, 1974: (left to right) Danko, Robertson, Dylan and Helm
The Band with guests at the Last Waltz concert. Photo: David Gans
The Band in Hamburg, 1971: (left to right) Manuel, Danko, Robertson, and Helm

After recording Stage Fright, the Band was among the acts participating in the Festival Express, an all-star rock concert tour of Canada by train that also included Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead and future Band member Richard Bell (at the time he was a member of Joplin's band).

Kristofferson in 2018

Kris Kristofferson

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Retired American singer, songwriter and actor.

Retired American singer, songwriter and actor.

Kristofferson in 2018
Kristofferson with Rita Coolidge at the 1972 Dripping Springs Reunion
Kristofferson in 1978
Kristofferson at the 2006 South by Southwest Festival
Kristofferson speaking at the 2014 PEN New England Song Lyrics Award ceremony held in Boston's John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

In 1971, Janis Joplin, who had dated Kristofferson, had a number one hit with "Me and Bobby McGee" from her posthumous album Pearl.