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5th April 1969: Rock singer Janis Joplin (1943 - 1970). (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

The late, great Janis Joplin would’ve turned 75 today (January 19.)  From her voice to her look, she was a trailblazer for women in rock.

In honor of her life and career, we decided to have a little fun and made a list of five things every Janis Joplin fan should own.  We think our list is pretty solid, but if we missed any, let us know in the comments below.


Great Sunglasses

Round, tinted lenses a plus.

A boa

Preferably worn cavalierly around your head

A fifth of SoCo

Why wouldn’t you have Janis’ favorite spirit around the house?

Janis:  Little Girl Blue

A fantastic documentary filled with rare footage of the icon.  A marvelous watch!


Her entire catalog

At the very least, get the four studio releases:  Big Brother and the Holding Company, Cheap Thrills, I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!  and the posthumous Pearl.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.