This page will contain news stories about Janis Joplin, as they become available.

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin on the cover of her posthumously-released live album In Concert

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) was an American blues-influenced rock, R&B, and soul singer and occasional songwriter with a distinctive voice. Joplin released four albums as the frontwoman for several bands from 1967 to a posthumous release in 1971.

Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas. She grew up listening to blues musicians such as Bessie Smith and Big Mama Thornton and singing in the local choir. Joplin graduated from Jefferson High School in Port Arthur in 1960 and went to college at the University of Texas in Austin, though she never completed a degree. There, she began singing blues and folk music with friends.

Cultivating a rebellious manner that could be viewed as "liberated", Joplin styled herself after the beat poets, left Texas for San Francisco in 1963, lived in North Beach, and worked occasionally as a folk singer. Around this time her drug use began to increase, and she acquired a reputation as a "speed freak" and occasional heroin user. She also used other intoxicants. She was a heavy drinker throughout her career, and her trademark beverage was Southern Comfort.

After a return to Port Arthur to recuperate, she again moved to San Francisco in 1966, where her bluesy vocal style saw her join Big Brother and The Holding Company, a band that was gaining some renown among the nascent hippie community in Haight-Ashbury. The band signed a deal with independent Mainstream Records and recorded an eponymously titled album in 1967. However, the lack of success of their early singles led to the album being withheld until after their subsequent success.

The band's big break came at the Monterey Pop Festival, which included a version of Big Mama Thornton's Ball and Chain and featured a barnstorming vocal by Joplin. (The D.A. Pennebaker documentary Monterey Pop captured Cass Elliott in the crowd silently mouthing "Wow" during part of Joplin's performance.) Their 1968 album Cheap Thrills featured more raw emotional performances and made Joplin's name.

Splitting from Big Brother, she formed a backup group, named the Kozmic Blues Band, which backed her on I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! 1969 (year she played at Woodstock). That group broke up, and Joplin then formed the Full Tilt Boogie Band. The result was the posthumously released Pearl (1971), which featured a hit single in the form of Kris Kristofferson's Me and Bobby McGee and the wry social commentary of Mercedes-Benz, written by beat poet Michael McClure.

Her last public appearance was on The Dick Cavett Show in 1970, where she said that she was going to attend her 10-year high school reunion, although she had formerly said when in high school there she was "laughed out of class, out of school, out of town". She made it there, but it would be one if the last decisions of her life.

Shortly thereafter, Joplin died of an overdose of unusually pure heroin on October 4, 1970 in a Los Angeles, California motel room, at the age of 27. She was cremated in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California, and her ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean. The album Pearl was released six weeks after her death. The movie The Rose, with Bette Midler in the lead role, was loosely based on Joplin's life.

She is now remembered best for her powerful, distinctive voice, which was significantly divergent from the soft folk-influenced styles more common at the time, as well as for her lyrical themes of pain and loss.

Samples

  • Download sample of "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)" from I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!

This page about Janis Joplin includes information from a Wikipedia article.
Additional articles about Janis Joplin
News stories about Janis Joplin
External links for Janis Joplin
Videos for Janis Joplin
Wikis about Janis Joplin
Discussion Groups about Janis Joplin
Blogs about Janis Joplin
Images of Janis Joplin

She is now remembered best for her powerful, distinctive voice, which was significantly divergent from the soft folk-influenced styles more common at the time, as well as for her lyrical themes of pain and loss. (#) no music video exists for song/version of song. The movie The Rose, with Bette Midler in the lead role, was loosely based on Joplin's life. It was one of the most popular songs on 2004. The album Pearl was released six weeks after her death. Her most popular song out of her entire career is "Milkshake". She was cremated in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California, and her ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean. Her allergic reaction was treated and she was safely released from the hospital.

Shortly thereafter, Joplin died of an overdose of unusually pure heroin on October 4, 1970 in a Los Angeles, California motel room, at the age of 27. Kelis most recently made news in America not because of a new song but because she was rushed to a hospital in Switzerland, after having had an allergic reaction to nuts that she had consumed in a restaurant there. She made it there, but it would be one if the last decisions of her life. It is unknown whether "In Public" will be released to American radio stations sometime in the near future. Her last public appearance was on The Dick Cavett Show in 1970, where she said that she was going to attend her 10-year high school reunion, although she had formerly said when in high school there she was "laughed out of class, out of school, out of town". Its music video has just begun receiving airplay there as well, but neither the single nor the video will be released in America. The result was the posthumously released Pearl (1971), which featured a hit single in the form of Kris Kristofferson's Me and Bobby McGee and the wry social commentary of Mercedes-Benz, written by beat poet Michael McClure. At present, Tasty's third single, "Millionaire" (which features Andre 3000), has been released in Europe and is climbing the charts.

That group broke up, and Joplin then formed the Full Tilt Boogie Band. While "Trick Me" was climbing the charts in Europe but languishing in America, the more raw and urban-sounding "In Public" was being predicted as Kelis' best shot at repeating "Milkshake"'s level of success in America. Splitting from Big Brother, she formed a backup group, named the Kozmic Blues Band, which backed her on I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! 1969 (year she played at Woodstock). Prior to the summer, it was rumored that Kelis' next American single would be "In Public", a raunchy and vulgar duet with her fiancÚ. (The D.A. Pennebaker documentary Monterey Pop captured Cass Elliott in the crowd silently mouthing "Wow" during part of Joplin's performance.) Their 1968 album Cheap Thrills featured more raw emotional performances and made Joplin's name. "Not In Love", Kelis & Enrique Iglesias' duet, off of Iglesias' album, was also released as a single in 2004 and failed to catch on in America, outside of the club charts. The band's big break came at the Monterey Pop Festival, which included a version of Big Mama Thornton's Ball and Chain and featured a barnstorming vocal by Joplin. The album's second single, "Trick Me", once again proved to be a smash at radio and video channels in Europe during mid-2004, though the song did not enjoy success in America, where its music video was not even released.

However, the lack of success of their early singles led to the album being withheld until after their subsequent success. Ths single and album were similarly huge in Europe. The band signed a deal with independent Mainstream Records and recorded an eponymously titled album in 1967. Kelis finally did find mainstream success in America in 2003, with her #1 urban, #3 Hot 100 song, "Milkshake"; this helped to propel her album Tasty to the top of the charts. After a return to Port Arthur to recuperate, she again moved to San Francisco in 1966, where her bluesy vocal style saw her join Big Brother and The Holding Company, a band that was gaining some renown among the nascent hippie community in Haight-Ashbury. Because of Kelis' "featured" status on those tracks, and because of her extremely versatile style, the general public likely never fully realized that several of the biggest hip-hop hits of the past five years have included vocals by Kelis, instead choosing to focus mainly on the rapper who had the lead roles in the hit songs. She was a heavy drinker throughout her career, and her trademark beverage was Southern Comfort. Her most notable duets were immensely popular singles and music videos, even in America, during 1999 and the early 2000s decade: "Got Your Money" with Ol' Dirty Bastard, "What It Is" with Busta Rhymes, and "Candy" with Foxy Brown.

She also used other intoxicants. She has since worked with a variety of musicians including Busta Rhymes, Foxy Brown, OutKast, P. Diddy, Moby, Richard X, and Enrique Iglesias. Around this time her drug use began to increase, and she acquired a reputation as a "speed freak" and occasional heroin user. Kelis, who had moved to Europe during her successful period there, returned to America where she met and fell in love with rapper Nas; the couple were married on January 8th 2005. Cultivating a rebellious manner that could be viewed as "liberated", Joplin styled herself after the beat poets, left Texas for San Francisco in 1963, lived in North Beach, and worked occasionally as a folk singer. The album Wanderland was released two years later, exclusively in Europe and Asia, after its lead single, "Young Fresh 'N New", failed to catch on in America; the video for "Young Fresh 'N New" barely registered on American MTV or VH1, but got pretty heavy play on MTV2. There, she began singing blues and folk music with friends. However, the entire album really took off in Europe, where all three singles, "Caught Out There", "Good Stuff", and "Get Along With You", were sizable hits.

Joplin graduated from Jefferson High School in Port Arthur in 1960 and went to college at the University of Texas in Austin, though she never completed a degree. Her debut album Kaleidoscope was, overall, not an American success; though, its debut single "Caught Out There" was a modest-sized urban radio success and a MTV/BET video hit in America. She grew up listening to blues musicians such as Bessie Smith and Big Mama Thornton and singing in the local choir. After graduation, she formed a band with the Neptunes, and, with their support, landed herself a record deal. Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas. She did still go to school, were she formed the R&B trio BLU (Black Ladies United). Joplin released four albums as the frontwoman for several bands from 1967 to a posthumous release in 1971. At age thirteen she left home because her parents couldn't handle her anymore.

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) was an American blues-influenced rock, R&B, and soul singer and occasional songwriter with a distinctive voice. As a child she sang in church choirs and played violin, piano, and saxophone while attending a private school. Download sample of "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)" from I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!. "Kelis" is a combination of her black father's and Chinese/Puerto Rican mother's names. Her father, Kenneth, was a jazz musician and a Pentecostal minister; her mother, Eveliss, was a fashion designer. Kelis was born in the Harlem section of Manhattan, New York City.

Kelis (born Kelis Rogers, August 21, 1980) is an American singer and songwriter. featuring Lee Harvey & Vita) (2001). "Lap Dance" (N.E.R.D. "The Funeral" (Clipse) (1999).

She also makes cameo appearances in the following Neptunes-related music videos, despite not actually singing on the track:. Kelis sings on all of the above singles and appears in all music videos for those that have them, other than "Oceania". Once the song started to catch on, a sexier video for the song was filmed instead; this is the one that was finally released, but the first one remains viewable on Kelis' website. The first was never released.

Two different videos were filmed for "Milkshake". "Oceania" [remix] (Bj÷rk featurng Kelis) (2004). "Millionaire" (featuring Andre 3000 of OutKast) (2004). "Trick Me" (2004).

"Not In Love" (Enrique Iglesias featuring Kelis) (2004). Diddy featuring Kelis) (2003). "Let's Get Ill" (P. "Finest Dreams" (Richard X featuring Kelis) (2003).

"Milkshake" (2003). "Help Me" (Timo Maas featuring Kelis) (2002). "Take You Home" (Angie Martinez featuring Kelis) (2002). "When The Last Time" (Clipse featuring Kelis) (2002).

"Popular Thug" (featuring Nas) (2002) (#). "Candy" (Foxy Brown featuring Kelis) (2001) (#). "Young, Fresh, 'N New" (2001). "What It Is" (Busta Rhymes featuring Kelis) (2001).

"Cross The Border" (Philly's Most Wanted featuring Kelis) (2001). & Kelis) (2000) (#). "How Many Licks" [remix] (Lil' Kim featuring N.E.R.D. "Supa Love" (Guru featurig Kelis) (2000).

"Honey" [remix] (Moby featuring Kelis) (2000) (#). "Get Along With You" (2000). "Good Stuff" (1999). "Caught Out There" (1999).

"Got Your Money" (Ol' Dirty Bastard featuring Kelis) (1999). Tasty (2003). Wanderland (2001) Released in Europe and Asia only. Kaleidoscope (1999).

04-02-15 FTPPro Support FTPPro looks and feels just like Windows Explorer Contact FTPPro FTPPro Help Topics FTPPro Terms Of Use ftppro.com/1stzip.php ftppro.com/zip ftppro.com/browse2000.php Business Search Directory Real Estate Database FunWebsites.org PressArchive.net WebExposure.us Google+ Directory