Of all musicians from the '60s, none would embody the tumultuous spirit and self-destructive nature of that era more than Janis Lyn Joplin. When Janis was young, her mother would win a vocal scholarship but turn it down to work as an administrator at a local college. Her father would encourage Janis to read as many books as she could and from this advice would blossom Janis' worldly sensitivity and her love for the written word.
She paints portraits from life or photos in oil paint, pastel or charcoal. Janis Stevens' paintings portfolio consists of still life paintingsabstract paintingsflower paintingsorchid paintings and nude figure studies. Janis Stevens is a talented sculptor creating realistic figure statues as well as whimsical creative vessels.
In a new book, the legendary folk singer offers a disarmingly honest look at her wild life, including her bouts with alcoholism, nude photos, her son's suicide, and a rift with Joni Mitchell that never healed. Five years ago I got a fan email from a woman who claimed to be Judy Collins. I replied, "Yeah, prove it. She gave me her home and cell phone numbers.
W hen I interviewed Courtney Love in Seattle in lateshe fixated for a moment on a copy of a Janis Joplin biography. I can't believe she was like that. It takes a lot to shock Courtney Love.
By James Dunn For Mailonline. Psychedelic queen of rock Janis Joplin may have seemed like the ultimate party girl but her journals have revealed she was haunted by self-doubt. Rock's leading lady was famous for her carefree attitude but she was also damaged from being bullied at school for her short skirts and dyed hair, and suffered from body dysmorphia - an irrational and distorted view of her appearance.
They are best known as the band that featured Janis Joplin as their lead singer. Their album Cheap Thrills is considered one of the masterpieces of the psychedelic sound of San Francisco; it reached number one on the Billboard chartsand was ranked number in Rolling Stone ' s the greatest albums of all time. Leader Peter Albin, a country-blues guitarist who had played with future Grateful Dead founders Jerry Garcia and Ron McKernanmet Sam Andrewa professional rock guitarist with a jazz and classical background.
January 14 is the dead of winter, but that date in is now widely recognized as the official start of the generation-defining Summer of Love. Oregon State University's rugby team also was part of the scene, though in their case the athletes came to the park that day to play a game against San Francisco's Olympic Club. During breaks from the scrum they watched the strange festival unfold around them: paisley-clad musicians clanging cymbals; revelers dancing in the nude; hirsute men declaiming about love from a distant stage.