Janis Joplin

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 1995

Inducted by: Melissa Etheridge

Nominated in: 1995

First Eligible: 1995 Ceremony

Snubbed Members: Peter Albin, Sam Andrew, Dave Getz, James Gurley

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1995 (ranked #68) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Pearl (1971)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Mercedes Benz (1970)
Me And Bobby McGee (1971)
Cry Baby (1971)

Janis Joplin @ Wikipedia

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5 comments so far (post your own)

work me lord-one of the best songs i've ever heard

Posted by akeem on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 04:45am

Gosh I am the #2 to say anything LOL

Well for you that think a man in black made texans blues hot?? !! This little gal did her part .. LOL ps she has her own sound .{WINK}

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 09.13.09 @ 14:05pm

Oh YES!!!!!

Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 21:21pm

Strange how Big Brother and the Holding Company haven't gotten in already. After all, they were Janis' backing band. I guess it must be the fact that the backing members aren't as well known as Janis herself. Meh.

Posted by PhotoBoi94 on Sunday, 08.17.14 @ 21:27pm

Its hard to believe it has been 45 years since her death (as of today, its anniversary). I was not around, in fact it wasn't until I was probably 12 I started learning about her music. Then her tragic death. Today I read a decent article about her, as I love learning more from rock legends. I had no idea she was friends with Seasick Steve, and how she was admired and envied by other big names at the time (Mama Cass & Grace Slick).

The rest is history, I guess. Like all rockers who died too young, I can't picture Janis still being alive today. I'm actually glad she didn't live to see rock being over-commercialized and overtaken by greed. She's got a lot of imitators who are willing to take her place, but there will only be one Janis Joplin.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Monday, 10.5.15 @ 00:19am

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