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Janis by Holly George-Warren

Title Janis
Author Holly George-Warren
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2019-10-22
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781476793122
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Longlisted for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was. Janis Joplin’s first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues, music you could only find on obscure records and in roadhouses along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. But even before that, she stood out in her conservative oil town. She was a tomboy who was also intellectually curious and artistic. By the time she reached high school, she had drawn the scorn of her peers for her embrace of the Beats and her racially progressive views. Her parents doted on her in many ways, but were ultimately put off by her repeated acts of defiance. Janis Joplin has passed into legend as a brash, impassioned soul doomed by the pain that produced one of the most extraordinary voices in rock history. But in these pages, Holly George-Warren provides a revelatory and deeply satisfying portrait of a woman who wasn’t all about suffering. Janis was a perfectionist: a passionate, erudite musician who was born with talent but also worked exceptionally hard to develop it. She was a woman who pushed the boundaries of gender and sexuality long before it was socially acceptable. She was a sensitive seeker who wanted to marry and settle down—but couldn’t, or wouldn’t. She was a Texan who yearned to flee Texas but could never quite get away—even after becoming a countercultural icon in San Francisco. Written by one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history, and based on unprecedented access to Janis Joplin’s family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews, Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due.

Janis Joplin by John Byrne Cooke

Title Janis Joplin
Author John Byrne Cooke
Publisher Acid Test
Release Date 1997
Category Music
Total Pages 164
ISBN 1888358114
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Janis Joplin by Edward Willett

Title Janis Joplin
Author Edward Willett
Publisher Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Release Date 2008-01-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 152
ISBN 0766028372
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A biography of Janis Joplin. Presents a comprehensive look at her life and her music"--Provided by publisher.

Janis Joplin Janis by Janis Joplin

Title Janis Joplin Janis
Author Janis Joplin
Publisher Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Release Date 1981-01-01
Category Music
Total Pages 88
ISBN 079355179X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). A collection of 16 Joplin classics as performed live and on records from 1963-70: Me And Bobby McGee * Piece Of My Heart * Mercedes Benz * Tell Mama * Get It While You Can * many others. Includes b&w photographs.

Love Janis by Laura Joplin

Title Love Janis
Author Laura Joplin
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2017-12-26
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9780062798176
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A revealing and intimate biography about Janis Joplin, the Queen of Classic Rock, written by her younger sister. Janis Joplin blazed across the sixties music scene, electrifying audiences with her staggering voice and the way she seemed to pour her very soul into her music. By the time her life and artistry were cut tragically short by a heroin overdose, Joplin had become the stuff of rock–and–roll legend. Through the eyes of her family and closest friends , we see Janis as a young girl, already rebelling against injustice, racism, and hypocrisy in society. We follow Janis as she discovers her amazing talents in the Beat hangouts of Venice and North Beach–singing in coffeehouses, shooting speed to enhance her creativity, challenging the norms of straight society. Janis truly came into her own in the fantastic, psychedelic, acid–soaked world of Haight–Asbury. At the height of her fame, Janis's life is a whirlwind of public adoration and hard living. Laura Joplin shows us not only the public Janice who could drink Jim Morrison under the table and bean him with a bottle of booze when he got fresh; she shows us the private Janis, struggling to perfect her art, searching for the balance between love and stardom, battling to overcome her alcohol addiction and heroin use in a world where substance abuse was nearly universal. At the heart of Love, Janis is an astonishing series of letters by Janis herself that have never been previously published. In them she conveys as no one else could the wild ride from awkward small–town teenager to rock–and–roll queen. Love, Janis is the new life of Janis Joplin we have been waiting for–a celebration of the sixties' joyous experimentation and creativity, and a loving, compassionate examination of one of that era's greatest talents.

Pearl by Ellis Amburn

Title Pearl
Author Ellis Amburn
Publisher Sphere
Release Date 1994
Category Rock music
Total Pages 371
ISBN 075150856X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The singer Janis Joplin's childhood in a backwater Texas town, where her classmates punished her for her individuality, fuelled the compulsion to shock which became her hallmark. This account of the forces that drove her through a short, impulsive life, to her death from a drug overdose at the age of 27, encompasses her binges, her egotism, her insecurities, and her affairs with figures such as Jim Morrison, Kris Kristofferson and Jimi Hendrix, and many lesbian lovers.

Janis Joplin by Ann Angel

Title Janis Joplin
Author Ann Angel
Publisher Abrams
Release Date 2019-10-22
Category Young Adult Nonfiction
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9781683355977
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Forty years after her death, Janis Joplin remains among the most compelling and influential figures in rock-and-roll history. Her story—told here with depth and sensitivity by author Ann Angel—is one of a girl who struggled against rules and limitations, yet worked diligently to improve as a singer. It’s the story of an outrageous rebel who wanted to be loved, and of a wild woman who wrote long, loving letters to her mom. And finally, it’s the story of one of the most iconic female musicians in American history, who died at twenty-seven. Janis Joplin includes more than sixty photographs, and an assortment of anecdotes from Janis’s friends and band mates. This thoroughly researched and well-illustrated biography is a must-have for all young artists, music lovers, and pop-culture enthusiasts.

Janis Joplin by Simon Braund

Title Janis Joplin
Author Simon Braund
Publisher Flame Tree Music
Release Date 2020-11-17
Category Music
Total Pages 128
ISBN 1839642297
Language English, Spanish, and French
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• Marketing activity is focused on visibility music retail in-store and online • Pre-publication mailings to special interest media, music groups • Major focus on music instrument sector and music learning groups • Focus on students, through colleges and education institutions. • Online promotion through bandcamp, soundcloud and social media Influenced by Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin became a rock star in San Francisco’s Big Brother & The Holding Company, and enjoyed a meteoric solo career before her untimely death from a drug overdose in Los Angeles. She was the most compelling female blues singer of the 1960s with a thrilling, emotional depth and a fiery stage presence that dominated albums such as Big Brother’s Cheap Thrills (1968) and the posthumous, chart-topping Pearl (1971). She became the voice of a generation with her weary, cynical tone, one that still resonates with the curious and wistful youth of today who are faced with a music scene saturated by rap. Janis Joplin sadly passed away in time to join the infamous 27 club of artists and musicians who died in their 27th year. She joined, amongst others, Robert Johnson, Jim Morrison and Brian Jones. The 50th anniversary of Joplin’s death is in October 2020. This new book in the Flame Tree Rock Icons series covers her life, recordings and live performances, accompanied by a wide range of posters and photos.

27 Janis Joplin by Chris Salewicz

Title 27 Janis Joplin
Author Chris Salewicz
Publisher Quercus
Release Date 2014-08-19
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781623655280
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Janis Joplin, singer-songwriter, counterculture icon, the Queen of rock and roll, died aged just 27. During a short four-year career, blighted by alcoholism and drug abuse, she changed the face of music, carving out opportunities for a generation of female talent. Her powerful, raw vocals touched fans of folk music, blues and soul alike, with recordings such as 'Me and Bobby McGee', 'To Love Somebody' and 'Mercedes Benz' widely recognized as classics of their era. In 27: Janis Joplin acclaimed author Chris Salewicz examines Joplin's troubled and unconventional existence, and explains her profound musical influence. This is the fifth in a series of exclusive music ebooks, an ambitious project examining the perils of genius, celebrity and excess. Other titles in the series include 27: Amy Winehouse, 27: Kurt Cobain, 27: Brian Jones, and 27: Jimi Hendrix.

On The Road With Janis Joplin by John Byrne Cooke

Title On the Road with Janis Joplin
Author John Byrne Cooke
Publisher Berkley
Release Date 2015-11-03
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9780425274125
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1967, as the new sound of rock and roll was taking over popular music, John Byrne Cooke was at the center of it all. As a member of D.A. Pennebaker's film crew, he witnessed the astonishing breakout performances of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival that June. Less than six months later, he was on a plane to San Francisco, taking a job as road manager for Janis and her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. From then on, Cooke was Joplin's road manager amid a rotating cast of musicians and personnel, a constant presence behind the scenes as the woman called Pearl took the world by storm. Cooke was there when Janis made the difficult decision to leave Big Brother and form a new band. He was with her when the Kozmic Blues Band toured Europe in the spring of 1969, when they performed at Woodstock in August, and when Janis and Full Tilt Boogie took their famous Festival Express train trip across Canada. He accompanied Janis to her friend and mentor Ken Threadgill's 70th birthday party, and was at her side when she attended her tenth high school reunion in Port Arthur, Texas. This intimate memoir spans the years he spent with Janis, from her legendary rise to her tragic last days. Cooke tells the whole incredible story as only someone who lived it could.

Title A Night with Janis Joplin
Author Janis Joplin
Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date 2014-08-01
Category Music
Total Pages 114
ISBN 1480368555
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rock songs, from the musical; includes chord symbols and guitar chord diagrams.

Buried Alive by Myra Friedman

Title Buried Alive
Author Myra Friedman
Publisher Three Rivers Press
Release Date 2011-04-27
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780307790521
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Electrifying, highly acclaimed, and intensely personal, this new and updated version of Myra Friedman's classic biography of Janis Joplin teems with dramatic insights into Joplin's genius and into the chaotic times that catapulted her to fame as the legendary queen of rock. It is a stunning panorama of the turbulent decade when Joplin's was the rallying voice of a generation that lost itself in her music and found itself in her words. From her small hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, from the intimate coffeehouses to the supercharged concert halls, from the glitter of worldwide fame to her tragic end in a Hollywood hotel, here is all the fire and anguish of an immortal, immensely talented, and troubled performer who devoured everything the rock scene had to offer in a fatal attempt to make peace with herself and her era. Yet, in an eloquent introduction recently written by the author, Joplin emerges from her "ugly duckling" childhood as a woman truly ahead of her time, an outrageous rebel, a defiant outcast and artist of incomparable authenticity who, almost in spite of herself, became to so many a symbol of triumph over adversity. This edition also contains an afterword detailing the whereabouts of a large and colorful cast of characters who were part of Joplin's life, as well as "We Remember Janis," a new chapter of poignant and affectionate anecdotes told by friends.

Title A Night with Janis Joplin Songbook
Author Janis Joplin
Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date 2014-08-01
Category Music
Total Pages 112
ISBN 9781495004803
Language English, Spanish, and French
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(Vocal Selections). Janis Joplin burst onto the music scene in 1967 and, with her distinct and emotional voice, became the queen of rock and roll. This musical journey celebrates Janis and her influences legends like Etta James, Nina Simone, and Aretha Franklin. Our vocal selections from the Tony Award-nominated musical includes 18 songs: Ball and Chain * Cry Baby * Down on Me * I'm Gonna Rock My Way to Heaven * Kozmic Blues/I Shall Be Released * Little Girl Blue * Maybe * Me and Bobby McGee * Mercedes Benz * Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out * Piece of My Heart * Spirit in the Dark * Stay with Me * Summertime * Tell Mama * Today I Sing the Blues * Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) * Turtle Blues.

Scars Of Sweet Paradise by Alice Echols

Title Scars of Sweet Paradise
Author Alice Echols
Publisher Metropolitan Books
Release Date 2000-02-15
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781466839793
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Janis Joplin was the skyrocket chick of the sixties, the woman who broke into the boys' club of rock and out of the stifling good-girl femininity of postwar America. With her incredible wall-of-sound vocals, Joplin was the voice of a generation, and when she OD'd on heroin in October 1970, a generation's dreams crashed and burned with her. Alice Echols pushes past the legary Joplin-the red-hot mama of her own invention-as well as the familiar portrait of the screwed-up star victimized by the era she symbolized, to examine the roots of Joplin's muscianship and explore a generation's experiment with high-risk living and the terrible price it exacted. A deeply affecting biography of one of America's most brilliant and tormented stars, Scars of Sweet Paradise is also a vivid and incisive cultural history of an era that changed the world for us all.

Title Janis Joplin Her Life and Times
Author Deborah Landau
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1971
Category Rock musicians
Total Pages 160
ISBN UOM:39015021975605
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Janis Joplin Notebook Achieve Your Goals Perfect 120 Lined Pages 1
Author Lucanus
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019-09-05
Category
Total Pages 122
ISBN 1691242705
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A unique, fashionable, lined notebook with modern and amazing Janis Joplin cover.It's your notebook and you can write here your goals, tasks and big ideas. On the first white page is information - This notebook belongs to: (and a little motivation about you!: ) ).This great quality product make amazing gift perfect for any special occasion or for a bit of luxury for everyday use.Blank Notebooks Are Perfect for every occasion: Stocking Stuffers & Gift BasketsGraduation & End of School Year GiftsTeacher GiftsArt ClassesSchool ProjectsDiariesGifts For WritersSummer Travel& much much more... (proud, focus, fun, achievement, trust, pleasure, investments, profit, money)Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) was an American rock, soul, and blues singer-songwriter, and one of the most successful and widely known rock stars of her era.After releasing three albums, she died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27.A fourth album, Pearl, was released in January 1971, just over three months after her death.It reached number one on the Billboard charts.See the other products in this exciting series and discover hidden talents within yourself now!

Janis Joplin by Ellis Amburn

Title Janis Joplin
Author Ellis Amburn
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-11-02
Category
Total Pages 268
ISBN 1912587467
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Here is the tragic, the magic, and, most of all, the real Janis Joplin - the greatest female singer in the history of rock and roll

Ruby Dreams Of Janis Joplin by Mary Clearman Blew

Title Ruby Dreams of Janis Joplin
Author Mary Clearman Blew
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date 2018-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 246
ISBN 9781496207586
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Music, whether a Debussy étude or Gram Parsons’s “Hickory Wind,” has been a constant in Ruby Gervais’s life. After Ruby helps fuel a paranoid fervor that spreads like wildfire throughout her rural Montana community, her home life deteriorates. As a sixteen-year-old high school dropout busing tables at the local bar two nights a week, her prospects are uncertain. So when, after her shift one night, the Idaho Rivermen invite her to join their band and head toward fame and fortune, Ruby doesn’t think twice. In Ruby Dreams of Janis Joplin Mary Clearman Blew deftly braids together memories of the past with the present, when the Rivermen have imploded and a severely bruised and disillusioned Ruby returns to her hometown to find everything she ran away from waiting for her. In lyrical yet muscular prose, Blew explores women dealing with the isolation of small towns, the enduring damage done when a community turns against itself, the lasting effects of abuse on the vulnerable, and our capacity to confront the past and heal. Throughout, Ruby Dreams of Janis Joplin is underscored by the music that forms inextricable bonds between Blew’s fascinating characters.

Living In The Dead Zone by Gerald A. Faris

Title Living in the Dead Zone
Author Gerald A. Faris
Publisher Living in the Dead Zone
Release Date 2000
Category Rock musicians
Total Pages 257
ISBN 9781552123782
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A modern clinical analysis of music icons Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison.

Songbook by Janis Joplin

Title Songbook
Author Janis Joplin
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1976
Category
Total Pages 32
ISBN OCLC:467010170
Language English, Spanish, and French
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