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I Love Janis Joplin

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    BlackRose321 BlackRose321 31-35, F Jul 16, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Janis joplin is and forever will be my idol.

    "Don't compromise yourself youre all you've got"
    cypressjon cypressjon 16-17, F Oct 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The great Stevie Nicks... I love her! "I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don't handle fear very well; I'm not a good terrified person." "Men are going to go out...
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    The mood I'm in and life for us working class in America, the greatest storyteller in song for this past 40 years Bruce Springsteen and for matters of the heart Janis Joplin. Hell...
    ChelleT50 ChelleT50 46-50, M Oct 31

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    I love Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Rush, The Who, Yes, Journey, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Deep Purple, Queen, Black Sabbath, Cream, Boston...
    letthemusicbeyourmaster223 letthemusicbeyourmaster223 16-17, F 11 Responses Nov 2

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    I'm just another Jimi Hendrix janis joplin Bob Dylan Stevie ray Tom petty in a purple haze summertime rolling stone voodoo Chile running down a dream Old school respect is...
    letsloveloSETHehate letsloveloSETHehate 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    The Beatles, Zeppelin, Floyd, The Dead, The Who, Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, The Doors! As well as anything else from the 60s :) Wasn't born in the right...
    nomadchild nomadchild 16-17, M Oct 27

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    Summertime Janis Joplin
    everydayisagoodone everydayisagoodone 31-35 Oct 31

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    Janis Ian- At Seventeen
    FlatbushGuy21 FlatbushGuy21 46-50, M Nov 17

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    Janis Ian - At Seventeen
    FromTheWindow FromTheWindow 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I feel empty. I feel incomplete. I have so much love to give, but no one wanting to receive it. I know what love feels like. I have been deeply in love. Unfortunately she knew how...
    AaronBot AaronBot 18-21, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Have you ever tried getting hurt,left,just played around,then you cried,then you already did everything just to have them back,then they still dumped you,then comes the suicidal...
    Achelle07 Achelle07 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    There was a time when I had to sing a love song. However, the day prior I had a heart-wrenching breakup with my ex. I didn't know if I could go on with the song. But when I got up...
    palabok palabok 31-35, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I won't give up When I look into your eyes It's like watching the night sky Or a beautiful sunrise There's so much they hold And just like them old stars I see that you've come so...
    pickupdragon pickupdragon 70+, F 13 hrs ago

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    JIM CROCE LYRICS "I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song" Well, I know it's kinda late. I hope I didn't wake you. But what I gotta say can't wait, I know you'd understand...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    what is love. i have said i love you to many people but when i stop to think about what that feeling is i get nothing, so do i really feel nothing? is what i feel not real love? or...
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I remember that day clearly. The crazed pain, the tears, the screams. The long text message, pleading me to understand, begging me to know he will always love me. It was harsh...
    FrenchKissed FrenchKissed 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My third anniversary on EP was in August 2014. I am a bit behind. You know how life keeps you busy. So it is time for me to share what I have learned in this past year. I hope you...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I love him for many reasons he is so handsome and i love his personality and who he is more than anything but what i like most is how alike we are we both love music and the same...
    SophieeChapman SophieeChapman 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Today is me and my boyfriend's one year anniversary <3 we have had plenty of ups and downs, but he has made me happier than I ever thought I would be! He helped me out of a...
    gabs4help gabs4help 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    I love this song, it's one of my favs. :) <3 "Arms" I never thought that you would be the one to hold my heart But you came around and you knocked me off the ground from the...
    Jessbenoit Jessbenoit 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I don't know why I ended it.. I know that he said things that he shouldn't have but I miss him. I made the mistake of leaving him and "moving on" I'm now with somebody else who...
    issuesbitches issuesbitches 13-15, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    My Best friend , Is Brilliant, Gender Blind , Interesting :gosh i can listen to him for hours on end, Sensitive, kind...Every word that defines wonderful .Yup he is All that!..Plus...
    warriormama warriormama 41-45, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I want to fall in love with my bestfriend.. Or meet someone and fall in love... Something :( I just want to feel love again
    DepressingKayla DepressingKayla 18-21, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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