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Janis Joplin Film News: Acclaimed Director Signs on for Amy Adams-led Biopic

Amy Adams / Janis Joplin
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Jean Marc-Vallee, director of 'Dallas Buyers Club,' has signed on to direct the Janis Joplin biopic starring Amy Adams.

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45 Years Ago: Janis Joplin Releases Her Debut Solo Album, ‘I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!’

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Anyone who heard Janis Joplin's knockout performance on Big Brother and the Holding Company's 1968 album 'Cheap Thrills' knew she wouldn't be sticking around for long.

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U.S. Postal Service Unveils Janis Joplin Stamp

Janis Joplin Stamp
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The Joplin stamp will be followed by those honoring John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Roy Orbison and others.

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John Lennon, Janis Joplin + More to Appear on Stamps

John Lennon Janis Joplin
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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.

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Hear the Original Versions of 10 Songs Made Famous by Janis Joplin

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Tucker Ransom, Getty Images

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

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45 Years Ago: Janis Joplin Leaves Big Brother & The Holding Company

Columbia/Legacy Recordings
Columbia/Legacy Recordings

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.

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See What Your Favorite Dead Rock Stars Would Look Like If They Were Still Alive

YouTube / Sachs Media Group
YouTube / Sachs Media Group

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.

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45 Years Ago: Big Brother & the Holding Company Release ‘Cheap Thrills’

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"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.

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Janis Joplin Is Broadway Bound

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The Great White Way will be getting some cheap thrills and a case of dem old kozmic blues this fall.

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Pink Floyd Vs. Janis Joplin – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

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Ultimate Classic Rock

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.

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