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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Kozmic Blues

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"Kozmic Blues" is a song from American singer-songwriter Janis Joplin's I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! album, her first after departing Big Brother and the Holding Company.

The Flying Burrito Brothers in 1971

The Flying Burrito Brothers

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American country rock band, best known for their influential 1969 debut album, The Gilded Palace of Sin.

American country rock band, best known for their influential 1969 debut album, The Gilded Palace of Sin.

The Flying Burrito Brothers in 1971
Flying Burrito Brothers (Amsterdam, 1970). Left to right: 'Sneaky' Pete Kleinow, Rick Roberts, Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke & Bernie Leadon

Now fronted by Hillman and Leadon, the band appeared in June–July 1970 on the Festival Express rail tour of Canada with Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, The Band, and other notable groups of the era.

Ron "Pigpen" McKernan in 1968

Ron "Pigpen" McKernan

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American musician.

American musician.

Ron "Pigpen" McKernan in 1968
McKernan's headstone in Alta Mesa Memorial Park. The inscription reads "Pigpen was and is now forever one of the Grateful Dead".

McKernan was close friends with American singer-songwriter Janis Joplin due to common musical influences and lifestyles, particularly a shared love of alcohol over other drugs; a poster from the early 1970s showed them together at 710 Ashbury.

Eric Andersen

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American folk music singer-songwriter, who has written songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Linda Ronstadt, the Grateful Dead and many others.

American folk music singer-songwriter, who has written songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Linda Ronstadt, the Grateful Dead and many others.

Andersen took part in the Festival Express tour across Canada in 1970 with the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Delaney Bramlett and others.

Seth Morgan (novelist)

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American novelist, who published one book, Homeboy (1990), and was working on a second novel when he died.

American novelist, who published one book, Homeboy (1990), and was working on a second novel when he died.

He was Janis Joplin's fiancé at the time of her death in October 1970.

Mainstream Records

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American record company and independent record label founded by producer Bob Shad in 1964.

American record company and independent record label founded by producer Bob Shad in 1964.

Janis Joplin, with Big Brother and the Holding Company, first appeared on Mainstream.

John Byrne Cooke

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American author, musician, and photographer.

American author, musician, and photographer.

In the 1960s he played with the bluegrass band, the Charles River Valley Boys, and was Janis Joplin's road manager from 1967 until her death in 1970.

University of Texas at Austin

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Public research university in Austin, Texas.

Public research university in Austin, Texas.

The university's Old Main building in 1903
UT Architecture Library
The Tower, completed in 1937, stands 307 ft (94 m) tall and dons different colors of lighting on special occasions.
Interior lobby of the Lyndon B Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
Battle Hall, also known as "The Old Library," was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
Proctor's Mustangs (1948) overlooking the Engineering Sciences buildings
Harlan J. Smith Telescope
The Norman Hackerman Building
The "Silver Spurs" with the university's mascot, Bevo
Texas Longhorns football playing against Oklahoma in the 2007 Red River Rivalry
Wes Anderson, filmmaker
James Baker, former White House Chief of Staff and Secretary of State
Lloyd Bentsen, 69th United States Secretary of the Treasury and former U.S. Senator from Texas
Laura Bush, former First Lady of the United States
Tom C. Clark, former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady of the United States
Roger Clemens, seven-time Cy Young Award winner
Kevin Durant, 11-time NBA All-Star
Farrah Fawcett, actress
Tom Landry, Pro Football Hall of Fame coach
Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida
Jayne Mansfield, model and actress
John Brennan, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Jordan Spieth, professional golfer
Stacey Abrams, voting rights activist
Matthew McConaughey, Academy Award-winning actor
Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas
Walter Cronkite, journalist
Rex Tillerson, 69th United States Secretary of State
Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist
Owen Wilson, actor
Renée Zellweger, Two-time Academy Award winning actress
Alan Bean, NASA astronaut, fourth person to walk on the Moon

Janis Joplin, the American singer posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, attended the university, as did February 1955 Playboy Playmate of the Month and Golden Globe recipient Jayne Mansfield.

Turner performing in 2009

Tina Turner

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American-born Swiss singer and actress.

American-born Swiss singer and actress.

Turner performing in 2009
Turner by Al Kaplan in 1970
Turner performing on stage at Tulane Stadium in October 1970
Turner performing at Drammen, Norway, in 1985
Turner on tour with special guest Eric Clapton, June 17, 1987, in Wembley Arena, England
U.S. President George W. Bush congratulates Tina Turner during a reception for the Kennedy Center Honors in the East Room of the White House on December 4, 2005. From left, the other honorees are singer Tony Bennett, dancer Suzanne Farrell, actress Julie Harris, and actor Robert Redford.
Ike & Tina Turner arriving at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in 1971
Turner holding certification plaques
Tina playing at the Aldwych Theatre in the West End, September 2019

The success of the albums led to the revue headlining in Las Vegas where their shows were attended by a variety of celebrities including David Bowie, Sly Stone, Janis Joplin, Cher, James Brown, Ray Charles, Elton John, and Elvis Presley.

Sam Andrew

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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.

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