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I Love Janis Joplin

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    BlackRose321 BlackRose321 31-35, F Jul 16, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Janis Joplin - Piece of My Heart
    IntoThisDream IntoThisDream 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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      The Obsession Continues When I was a child my father played music on Sunday mornings. Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Elvis, Patti Page - ...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 13

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    I like a lot of 60's and 70's music, I was born in the wrong generation. I love lots of glam 80's rock too it's fun. But the bulk of my collection is music from the 60's 70's or 9...
    Missmetomorrow Missmetomorrow 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Every day I drive to work across Flint River bridge A hundred yards from the spot where me and grandpa fished There's a piece of his old fruit stand on the side of Sawmill Road He...
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    I love her smile. I love her laugh. I love her hair. I love her eyes. I love her lips. I love her personality. I love her body. I love her legs. I love her from head to toe. I...
    ywilliam31 ywilliam31 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    Mat aazmaa re, phir se bula re Apnaa banaa le, hoon beqaraar Tujh ko hi chaaha, dil hai yeh karta Aa betahaasha tujh se hi pyar Hasaratein baar baar baar baar yaar ki karo...
    AKIDIRANY AKIDIRANY 16-17, F 21 hrs ago

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    I'm going to start this off by saying - I'm not sure if I'm in love, but I don't what else to think with the thoughts I hold in my mind or the feelings I hold in my heart. I know...
    luciddreamer94 luciddreamer94 18-21, M 21 hrs ago

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    I'm going to start this off by saying - I'm not sure if I'm in love, but I don't what else to think with the thoughts I hold in my mind or the feelings I hold in my heart. I know...
    luciddreamer94 luciddreamer94 18-21, M 21 hrs ago

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    If you are reading this story then i assume that you are also the victim of this matter (more victims compared to the victims of politician's promises :)). I accept "LOVE is great...
    Dhanasri94 Dhanasri94 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    She approached me on EP 4 years ago. Reading my stories, she felt very sad for me and wanted to be my friend. I tried my best to drive her away by telling weird stuff, so that she...
    Kurecca Kurecca 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    Why the hell do I feel this song's my life? "Make Me Wanna Die" - The Pretty Reckless [Verse 1] Take me I'm alive Never was a girl with a wicked mind But everything looks better...
    Quentine Quentine 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    So i fall and rejected and loves to reject people .. I still don't know whats wrong with me .. Am i not attractive .. Why do those guys i liked never like me back .. How come you...
    Christinamayday Christinamayday 18-21, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I was in love with this guy, Brandon, and at first, he loved me back. We used to imagine what our life would be like together when we were older, what college we would go to, where...
    auram59993 auram59993 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    "Its not that I don't love you. Its the sound I heard when I was 9 and my father slammed the front door so hard behind him I swear to god it shook the whole house. For the next 3...
    beautifulgoodbye beautifulgoodbye 18-21, F 32 mins ago

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    Perhaps it is because I am emotionally closed-off, but I have just realised today that I spent four years in a relationship with a man that I wasn't in love with. I loved him as a...
    BlackWidowBitch BlackWidowBitch 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I've been asked this question a lot recently (from men, mostly), what's the purpose of having love in your life? If someone is perfectly content being single, what's the point of...
    chloeloveactually chloeloveactually 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I have always wondered if I liked Halloween so much because it's near my birthday, but I do love this time of year. I have often wanted to do an official pole of people to figure...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 4 hrs ago

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    i really love him so bad and i feel a life being loving him. our first year anniversary is two days ago and still love him the same like before if its not more and today i feel...
    loooorin loooorin 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I've never loved any guy like I love him- I am young and there will be others, I just love him more than everything rn
    madlibb madlibb 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Love is that moment when, no matter what struggle you go through, the moment you think about the one you love, you feel like you rule the world.
    Merrcury Merrcury 18-21, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I love to watch girls poop. Not into the body smearing thing at all, just love to watch. If any girls are interested in chatting message me
    poopwatcher poopwatcher 26-30, M 22 hrs ago

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    It seems like we've been losing controlSomebody tell me I'm not aloneWhen I saidAll I need's a little love in my lifeAll I need's a little love in the darkA little but I'm hoping...
    rabblemagic rabblemagic 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    I've recently been so busy with work and school, that I somehow forgot that I was going to be seeing my favorite band EVER pretty soon. 8 days from now to be exact!!!! I love Kings...
    zuzeethh zuzeethh 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    (pic) some of my heels .. but those are not that high :) However, would love to share the like and love with other sis/ bro out there :)
    SwanLake78 SwanLake78 36-40, F 42 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    You can't put love into one sentence in my opinion. It's terrifying, dangerous, nerve racking and makes your heart stop at the slightest thing... BUT it's also the most exciting...
    Shiningstar26 Shiningstar26 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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