Classic rockers will continue to be featured on American stamps. Today (Feb. 21), it was learned that we can expect to see names such as John Lennon and Janis Joplin adorning letters over the next few years.
Janis Joplin (1/19/43 - 10/4/70) wasn't much of a songwriter. She penned only a handful of the songs that made her famous during her brief career, including the favorites 'Down on Me' and 'Move Over.' Joplin found most of her best cuts in various genres that spa
Though they may have been far from technically sound, Big Brother and the Holding Company were, in fact, the perfect band for a young Janis Joplin to have on her side. Nevertheless, her departure from the group in December of 1968 seemed inevitable right from the start.
Today's dose of "kinda cool, kinda heartbreaking, kinda creepy" news comes to us courtesy of Sachs Media, where execs recently bankrolled a series of computer-generated portraits depicting what some of rock's best-loved deceased stars would look like if they were alive today.
"Four gentlemen and one great, great broad ... Big Brother & the Holding Company." Bill Graham utters these words at the very start of the San Francisco band's classic 'Cheap Thrills' album, introducing the band -- not just Janis Joplin and a bunch of guys who wandered onstage to back her up.
Two legends with strongly contrasting styles butt heads in the opening round Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame battle between Pink Floyd and Janis Joplin. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
Today (Jan. 19) would have been Janis Joplin's 70th birthday. To honor her, Ultimate Classic Rock is teaming up with Legacy recordings to give one lucky winner a copy of the 'Janis Joplin - the Classic LP collection,' box set on vinyl.
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