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I Love Janis Joplin

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    Tom Jones And Janis Joplin

    Saw this on YouTube and had to share. Had. To. A GREAT PERFORMANCE ... When I was younger there was no bigger fan of Janis Joplin than me. When I got older I was so mad on how she died, literally could not listen to her for a long time. A lot of what happened to her was...
    RichieRich78 RichieRich78 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 7, 2010

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    Love You Lady!

    Oh Janis, what a loss it was to the industry when you passed. I watch videos of you from the year I was born and sometimes wonder what life would have been like to know you personally. Rest gently in peace baby, and thank you so much for everything you contributed while you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 7, 2010

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    Lovin Joplin

    I never met Janis but I have dreams about her. I sing her songs and feel connected at one with the spirit of love she embodied. She was truly one of a kind.. Ain't nobody like Pearl....
    benitabyrdsong benitabyrdsong 26-30, F Sep 28, 2011

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    Pearl...

    Turtle Blues with The Big Brother and The Holding Company.......' if you just wanna go out drinking, honey.Wont you invite me along,please 
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    Janis

    I am listening to my girl as i write this , so much talent and such a sad ending .
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F Jan 19, 2008

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    She Helpt Me!

    sorry if i don't use correct words or spelling. I'm from the netherlands so that's why. I would like to thank Janis for helping me trough hard times after my fathers death.(60years old). I knew the song Bobby Mcgee did exist, but i never listend to it before. That first time...
    calvin28 calvin28 26-30 Apr 6, 2011

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    Musical Connection

       Janis' music is special to me because it's a 'musical connection' to my mother. My mother is a huge Janis Joplin fan.  I can remember my mom playing 8 track tapes of Janis' music until they were worn out. Of all her songs, "Piece of My Heart"...
    azpoet5 azpoet5 41-45, F Aug 23, 2008

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    God Bless Her

    She was miserable...and decided to end it. She was only 4 years older than me. That's so sad. :( God bless her...
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 5, 2008

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    Such An Inspiration.

    I love Janis Joplin, and look at her as an inspiration...not to the way she lived her life, but an inspiration of hope.  I hope that people who learn about her life and her, as an artist, see that we as a people need to accept and give acceptance to others, not by their...
    UnperfectAngel UnperfectAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2008

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    Http://www.experienceproject.com/question-answer/what-is-your-fave-janis-joplin-song/161083

        answer the question to what is YOUR fave JANIS JOPLIN song... ???   http://smironne.free.fr/JANIS/JOPLIN/jindex.html ABOVE is a list of her songs... look them over!!! The Woman with THE VOICE! Her WORK with her own development of MUSIC...
    Demigiozia Demigiozia 70+ 4 Responses Mar 27, 2010

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    Yes I Love Her!

    I've been using this picture of her as my avatar, and I feel so comfortable with it.  Her voice is like a ripsaw  that has the blues.  I seem to blank out on adjectives to describe the impact of her music.  It just rocks.  It makes me feel...
    Sage360 Sage360 41-45, F 11 Responses Feb 22, 2010

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    Janis On Netflix

    I just about gave up on Netflix streaming as the selection seemed slim. Then tonight I was enthralled and memorized by the film Janis. Wow, sexy, raw and alive on stage like no other ever before nor since. She and band mates sang Happy Trails and sent it to John Lennon for hos...
    thykermit thykermit 46-50, M Aug 12, 2012

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    She Got Me An A+

    In 10th grade my teacher asked us to think of someone who's made an impact on history and we had to dress the part and act them out...I chose Janis Joplin...I straightenend my hair, parted it in the middle, bell bottoms, peasant top whole bit...I gave my speech about her and...
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 25, 2008

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    Her Albert Hall interview, and a few of her quotes...

    Albert Hall Interview By : JANIS JOPLIN This whole thing that's happened to me, you see, this whole success thing, er, it hasn't yet really compromised the position that I took a long time ago in Texas, that was to be true to myself, to be the person that I f ... that...
    darwinsconfusion darwinsconfusion 56-60, M 5 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    She is the perfect example of a woman

    that emanated Sexiness.. she was very girl next store but had a swag and sound that makes me find her totally captivating. Sing on Janis..
    Eventhorizon75 Eventhorizon75 36-40, M Mar 20

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    Mercedes Benz

    Got to be my favourite record of hers, I heard it first and laughed so much, the symbolism of the materialism, I debated at length,as an adult, but as a teenager, I just enjoyed it for the blast that it was. "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?"
    Cherpee Cherpee 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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    Just To Bad

    she had such a short life her music was great but the drugs and booze did her in along with demons from her past
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Sep 29, 2011

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    Goosebumps

    I get goosebumps listening to her, man. Her voice has so much character and emotion and her performances are hypnotizing, she always felt the music, it never looked routine, it always looked like a fresh moment for her. I wish I was around when she was still alive.
    SoakedInSoul SoakedInSoul 19-21 2 Responses Mar 15, 2008

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    Bobby Mcgee

    My fiance's ex says she used to sing this to their son as a lullaby. Which... Is awesome, I think. :D I sing many songs to my son... Including some Janis. Her voice... Reminds me that I, myself, don't have to have a perfect voice. Even a slightly rougher hewn voice can sound...
    Elwing Elwing 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    BlackRose321 BlackRose321 31-35, F Jul 16, 2012

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    Janis Rocks!!!

    What a sad, tragic,loss it was when she passed. She lived life as though there was no tomorrow, and on October 4, for her there was no tomorrow. Oh how I wish I could have felt that raw energy in real life. Her videos still give me a buzz.  RIP Janis.mojo
    mojo7 mojo7 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 20, 2007

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    The Day I Met Janis..

    It was a cold winter’s night in the middle of December, 1969. There I was, standing on the street called “St. Mark’s Place”. St. Mark’s was where I hung out. It was the East Village (lower east side of Manhattan). I did more than hang out in the streets, I lived there...
    dakiniverona dakiniverona 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2010

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    I've Been Told

    I've been told that I look like Janis - if only I could sing like her too.
    wisiwig wisiwig 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2010

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    Janis

    i absolutley love janis joplin !!! i drift away in her voice i can feel her when she sings. she has awsome talent and her words are amaizing i can understand her pain aswell i am so happy i discovered her  
    teajay teajay 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 30, 2009

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    Such A Talent.....

    When Jimi Hendrix died of an overdose she said it was an accident, and 2 weeks later she died of an overdose - 2 of the biggest talents the rock & roll world ever saw - such a waste. Her voice was amazing, and I have replaced her album "Pearl" at least 10 times over the last 40...
    chillsdavis chillsdavis 56-60, M Jun 20, 2012

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    The Obsession ContinuesI remember Sunday mornings as a child. Without fail my father would play music. Old music. Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Elvis, Patti Page - those singers...
    DarkestTrance DarkestTrance 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Mercedes Benz ~ Janis Joplin "I can do a song of great social and political import! It goes like this: Oh Lord, wont ya buy me a Mercedes Benz? My friends all drive Porches, I must...
    awesomealyssa awesomealyssa 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    JANIS JOPLIN "Me & Bobby McGee" Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waiting for a train And I's feeling nearly as faded as my jeans. Bobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rained...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Janis Joplin - Cry Baby
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Janis Jopin - Piece of My Heart Wonderful song :)
    erinv erinv 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    THE SIXTIES The Sixties had sped past quickly They were something of a blur We all got stoned and had some fun That was just the way we were We had flower power, Woodstock We...
    SelangorNight SelangorNight 56-60, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of ANNABEL LEE; And this maiden she lived with no other thought...
    ScorpionLove00 ScorpionLove00 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    9 years ago I saw him. It was a new day at my new class, thought it could be the new start at better life. However, we had few moments, we were almost the best friends, but he...
    whiskeyandtypewriter whiskeyandtypewriter 18-21, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Oldie but goodie. ★★★★★★★★★ Adam and Eve said, 'Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you any more. We are lonesome...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Tonight, I will drive to my Dad’s. The drive is only about two hours—an easy drive in good weather. Boring. Ugly. But easy. In the winter, it’s prohibitive. I live in an area...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    This is a long story so please bear with me if you can. I met a man back in 2008 through his sister who was a good friend of mine at the time. I knew he was married from the start...
    plmagnet29 plmagnet29 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    "Seeing with Love" by E JosephLet's Work Together for a Wonderful World"To change the picture you must change the sight that produced the picture." -- Mary Baker Eddy...
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    I am me. I love who I love. Right now that is a man. But I have been in love with a woman in the past. I don't love based on gender I love based on how that person makes me feel...
    dirtyangel68 dirtyangel68 41-45, F 10 hrs ago

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    I knew this girl for a very long time, I don't even remember when we met. Over the years I fell in love with her. I could tell she felt the same way. Once she randomly just hugged...
    Filonix Filonix 13-15, M 10 hrs ago

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    I believe that looks in no way define us as a person. If we fall in love with someone for their looks then what's to stop is falling in unrequited love every day with the first hot...
    Chloeeee17 Chloeeee17 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I still love that person.i wrote a post last month or something.got loads of help and advice.and my craving to hear his voice or see him has reduced.but still I can't forget him...
    Naina94 Naina94 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    Always will :) I thank God everyday for my love and for the blessings he continues to give us. We have a love like no other.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    Whoever claims this is guilty of paving the way for pedophiles. Of course love has an age. Of course there is no true love without some maturity. This group is promoting a lie and...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    For the past few weeks, I had been doing a little "me" time thinking things over and being preoccupied with work. It was during my break time at work that I try to log in here just...
    charmee26 charmee26 31-35, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I hope the enchantment never wears off...To me, there's nothing like walking through the nearby woods in early morning. That first glimpse of sun rising over the hills... the...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 6 hrs ago

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    The words "I love you" is a meaningful word that should be said when it's true. I hate when people say it and mean it so carelessly. It shouldn't be taken lightly in my opinion...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    The Man He's in his final year of college and has been up North all summer fulfilling an internship towards his degree along with working. He celebrated his first birthday away...
    mmob mmob 56-60, F 3 hrs ago

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    I don't understand Japanese. Still, i love Japanese music. If you want to learn, why, i'll have to go back to 2005. I was searching for Anime Pictures, when i found an episode...
    MichaelSan1980 MichaelSan1980 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    Long story short, I'm inlove with a married man, who's 32. I'm 17 btw, he has a daughter who's one, his wife is due with their second child in a few months, and me and this man...
    Princessjaa Princessjaa 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I am in love with a Mormon. Our relationship has been full of ups and downs, from the very start. We can't be together because of his religion and his family, but I am so in love...
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