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5 Things Every Janis Joplin Fan Should Own

The late, great Janis Joplin would’ve turned 74 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!

Janis: Little Girl Blue 2015 Official Trailer [HD 1080p]

Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1971 at age 27.


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 reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  True story.