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Janis Joplin: The Queen Of Rock 2010 (NPR)

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Her voice was rough around the edges and unmistakable. Joplin sang the blues, and she subjected herself to them. She was vulnerable, and she was a pioneer for women in rock.

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Backstage With Janis Joplin: Doubts, Drugs And Compassion 2014 (NPR)

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John Byrne Cooke was Janis Joplin's road manager from 1967 until her untimely death in 1970. So he saw a lot of rock history up close — and describes some of the details in a new memoir.

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Janis Joplin Remembered 2003 (NPR)

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Host Scott Simon remembers singer Janis Joplin, who would have turned 60 this weekend had she not died of a heroin overdose in 1970. Joplin was cremated and her ashes scattered at sea.

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A Picture Of Janis Joplin, In Shades Of 'Blue' 2015 (NPR)

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Michel Martin speaks with documentary filmmaker Amy Berg about her new film, Janis: Little Girl Blue, which chronicles the life and early death of the 1960s counterculture icon.

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A Celebration Of Janis Joplin And All Her Swagger 2012 (NPR)

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In her short time on the scene, Joplin helped define the music of a generation with her bluesy rasp. A musical honoring her talent and her muses is playing now in Washington, D.C. While it doesn't get into the darker chapters of her life, the show is captivating lifelong fans — including the lead actress.

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Janis Joplin Tribute Set for Central Park 2003 (NPR)

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Had she survived, Janis Joplin would be 60 this year. A tribute is planned Sunday at New York City's Central Park Summerstage. Hear NPR's Linda Wertheimer and Sam Andrew, a guitarist who played with two of Joplin's bands and arranged her version of "Summertime."

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Sheila Jordan, Janis Joplin, And Gas Thieves 2014 (NPR)

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In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, conversations about two female music icons, Sheila Jordan and Janis Joplin. And, the thieves who are skimming your identity from gas pumps.

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