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.

- Janis Joplin
Joplin in 1970

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McClure during the video taping of "Add-Verse", 2004

Michael McClure

American poet, playwright, songwriter, and novelist.

American poet, playwright, songwriter, and novelist.

McClure during the video taping of "Add-Verse", 2004

McClure's songs include "Mercedes Benz", popularized by Janis Joplin, and new songs which were performed by Riders on the Storm, a band that consisted of Manzarek and Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger.

Left to right: Getz, Joplin, Andrew, Gurley, Albin. c. 1967

Sam Andrew

American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, artist and founding member and guitarist of Big Brother and the Holding Company.

American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, artist and founding member and guitarist of Big Brother and the Holding Company.

Left to right: Getz, Joplin, Andrew, Gurley, Albin. c. 1967

Janis Joplin was recruited by band manager Chet Helms to join Big Brother as lead singer on June 4, 1966.

Gravenites at the Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival in Guerneville, California, 2006

Nick Gravenites

Gravenites at the Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival in Guerneville, California, 2006

Nicholas George Gravenites (born October 2, 1938) is an American blues, rock and folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for his work with Electric Flag (as their lead singer), Janis Joplin, Mike Bloomfield and several influential bands and individuals of the generation springing from the 1960s and 1970s.

Live at Winterland '68

Live at Winterland '68 is an album by Janis Joplin with her band Big Brother and the Holding Company.

Engineer 
with audio console, at a recording session at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation

John Simon (record producer)

American music producer, composer, writer and performer.

American music producer, composer, writer and performer.

Engineer 
with audio console, at a recording session at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation

Recognized as one of the top record producers in the United States during the late 1960s and the 1970s, Simon produced numerous classic albums that continue to sell more than 50 years later, including the Band’s Music from Big Pink, The Band, and The Last Waltz, Cheap Thrills by Big Brother & the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, Songs of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen, and Child Is Father to the Man by Blood, Sweat & Tears.

John McLaren served as superintendent of Golden Gate Park for 56 years.

Golden Gate Park

Large urban park consisting of 1017 acres of public grounds.

Large urban park consisting of 1017 acres of public grounds.

John McLaren served as superintendent of Golden Gate Park for 56 years.
One of many music entertainers in Golden Gate Park
Aerial view of Golden Gate Park from the west, with the Bay Bridge in the background
Spreckels Temple of Music on the Music Concourse
The new M. H. de Young Memorial Museum opened in 2005
The De Young Museum photographed on a foggy night in 2015
The living roof of the California Academy of Sciences can be seen from the tower of the de Young Museum.
The indoor rainforest exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences
The Japanese Tea Garden opened in 1894.
Landscaping of the Japanese Tea Garden
The Conservatory of Flowers opened in 1879.
Beach Chalet was designed by Willis Polk and features WPA murals painted by Lucien Adolphe Labaudt in the 1930s.
North Windmill in Golden Gate Park
The South Windmill
The carousel building in Golden Gate Park
Redwood trail through the San Francisco Botanical Garden
San Francisco Botanical Garden meadow, Sutro Tower in distance
Stow Lake, the largest of the manmade lakes in Golden Gate Park, offers boat rentals.
San Francisco Model Yacht Club boat on Spreckels Lake
Bridge to an island in North Lake
Bison Paddock, Golden Gate Park
Peace Sign drawn on a walkway at Hippie Hill
The National AIDS Memorial Grove
Circle of Friends
The gate to the Shakespeare Garden
Inside the Shakespeare Garden
The main area of the Shakespeare Garden
Dahlia Garden
Kezar Stadium was home to the San Francisco 49ers from 1946 to 1970.
The Polo Field in Golden Gate Park
Early 1900s track cycling race in the Polo Fields
Inside of green house in Golden Gate Park Nursery
Green houses inside of Golden Gate Park Nursery
A scene from the Charlie Chaplin film A Jitney Elopement, filmed in Golden Gate Park

Musicians and bands such as Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and George Harrison all played free shows for the public near by.

Port Arthur, Texas

City in Jefferson County within the Beaumont–Port Arthur metropolitan area of the U.S. state of Texas.

City in Jefferson County within the Beaumont–Port Arthur metropolitan area of the U.S. state of Texas.

Pleasure Island damage from Hurricane Ike
Big Arthur crane
Delta Queen moored in front of City Hall
J'Covan Brown

Janis Joplin, singer/songwriter

Rainey in 1917

Ma Rainey

American blues singer and influential early blues recording artist.

American blues singer and influential early blues recording artist.

Rainey in 1917
Rainey and the band

Her signature low and gravelly voice sung with Rainey's gusto and authoritative style inspired imitators from Louis Armstrong, Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt among others.

Viljandi Folk Music Festival held annually within the castle ruins in Viljandi, Estonia.

Bob Neuwirth

American folk singer, songwriter, record producer, and visual artist.

American folk singer, songwriter, record producer, and visual artist.

Viljandi Folk Music Festival held annually within the castle ruins in Viljandi, Estonia.

He was noted for being the road manager and associate of Bob Dylan, as well as the co-writer of Janis Joplin's hit song "Mercedes Benz".

Slick c. 1967

Grace Slick

American artist, painter and retired singer-songwriter.

American artist, painter and retired singer-songwriter.

Slick c. 1967
The Great Society in 1965: Grace is carried by her then–husband, Jerry Slick. His brother, Darby, is at right.
Slick in 1976
Slick and Kantner with Jefferson Starship
Slick in 2010 with author Phil Konstantin
Slick in 2008

She has done many renditions of her fellow 1960s musicians, such as Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia, and others.