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Janis

Author : Holly George-Warren
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2019-10-22
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781476793122

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Janis by Holly George-Warren Pdf

Longlisted for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was. Janis Joplin’s first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues, music you could only find on obscure records and in roadhouses along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. But even before that, she stood out in her conservative oil town. She was a tomboy who was also intellectually curious and artistic. By the time she reached high school, she had drawn the scorn of her peers for her embrace of the Beats and her racially progressive views. Her parents doted on her in many ways, but were ultimately put off by her repeated acts of defiance. Janis Joplin has passed into legend as a brash, impassioned soul doomed by the pain that produced one of the most extraordinary voices in rock history. But in these pages, Holly George-Warren provides a revelatory and deeply satisfying portrait of a woman who wasn’t all about suffering. Janis was a perfectionist: a passionate, erudite musician who was born with talent but also worked exceptionally hard to develop it. She was a woman who pushed the boundaries of gender and sexuality long before it was socially acceptable. She was a sensitive seeker who wanted to marry and settle down—but couldn’t, or wouldn’t. She was a Texan who yearned to flee Texas but could never quite get away—even after becoming a countercultural icon in San Francisco. Written by one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history, and based on unprecedented access to Janis Joplin’s family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews, Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due.

Love, Janis

Author : Laura Joplin
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 388 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2017-12-26
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780062798176

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Love, Janis by Laura Joplin Pdf

A revealing and intimate biography about Janis Joplin, the Queen of Classic Rock, written by her younger sister. Janis Joplin blazed across the sixties music scene, electrifying audiences with her staggering voice and the way she seemed to pour her very soul into her music. By the time her life and artistry were cut tragically short by a heroin overdose, Joplin had become the stuff of rock–and–roll legend. Through the eyes of her family and closest friends , we see Janis as a young girl, already rebelling against injustice, racism, and hypocrisy in society. We follow Janis as she discovers her amazing talents in the Beat hangouts of Venice and North Beach–singing in coffeehouses, shooting speed to enhance her creativity, challenging the norms of straight society. Janis truly came into her own in the fantastic, psychedelic, acid–soaked world of Haight–Asbury. At the height of her fame, Janis's life is a whirlwind of public adoration and hard living. Laura Joplin shows us not only the public Janice who could drink Jim Morrison under the table and bean him with a bottle of booze when he got fresh; she shows us the private Janis, struggling to perfect her art, searching for the balance between love and stardom, battling to overcome her alcohol addiction and heroin use in a world where substance abuse was nearly universal. At the heart of Love, Janis is an astonishing series of letters by Janis herself that have never been previously published. In them she conveys as no one else could the wild ride from awkward small–town teenager to rock–and–roll queen. Love, Janis is the new life of Janis Joplin we have been waiting for–a celebration of the sixties' joyous experimentation and creativity, and a loving, compassionate examination of one of that era's greatest talents.

Baby Janis

Author : Running Press
Publisher : Running Press Kids
Page : 24 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2021-04-20
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780762473540

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Baby Janis by Running Press Pdf

Introduce your littlest rocker to early concepts through the creativity of Janis Joplin in this fun and entertaining book that is perfect for the next generation of music lovers. Featuring eleven spreads pairing elements of Janis Joplin with simple words, this is the book for any Janis fan, young or old. Baby Janis teaches babies and toddlers a variety of nouns (heart, baby, half moon, pearl, tattoo, guitar, etc.).

Chopin and Beyond

Author : Byron Janis
Publisher : Turner Publishing Company
Page : 294 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2010-09-23
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780470872338

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Chopin and Beyond by Byron Janis Pdf

One of the world's greatest classical pianists reveals how the "other world" transformed his life and career By any measure, Byron Janis has had an extraordinary musical career. His discovery of two long-lost Chopin scores made headlines around the world, and he has been honored many times for his breathtaking performances of some of the most exciting and challenging works in the standard classical piano repertoire. As he retraces this remarkable journey in Chopin and Beyond, he shares something even more extraordinary: the other-worldly experiences that have shaped his life and music in surprising and profound ways. Shares milestones and memories from the life and musical career of one of the world's greatest pianists Includes lively anecdotes of famous classical musicians and other notable figures, including Vladimir Horowitz and Pablo Picasso Describes his long-secret but ultimately triumphant battle with arthritis Recounts the paranormal experiences that deepened his personal association with Chopin, effected near miraculous recoveries from serious accidents, and more Like the best music, Chopin and Beyond will open your mind to explore the wonder and possibility of a different world.

Buried Alive

Author : Myra Friedman
Publisher : Crown
Page : 402 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2011-04-27
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780307790521

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Electrifying, highly acclaimed, and intensely personal, this new and updated version of Myra Friedman's classic biography of Janis Joplin teems with dramatic insights into Joplin's genius and into the chaotic times that catapulted her to fame as the legendary queen of rock. It is a stunning panorama of the turbulent decade when Joplin's was the rallying voice of a generation that lost itself in her music and found itself in her words. From her small hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, from the intimate coffeehouses to the supercharged concert halls, from the glitter of worldwide fame to her tragic end in a Hollywood hotel, here is all the fire and anguish of an immortal, immensely talented, and troubled performer who devoured everything the rock scene had to offer in a fatal attempt to make peace with herself and her era. Yet, in an eloquent introduction recently written by the author, Joplin emerges from her "ugly duckling" childhood as a woman truly ahead of her time, an outrageous rebel, a defiant outcast and artist of incomparable authenticity who, almost in spite of herself, became to so many a symbol of triumph over adversity. This edition also contains an afterword detailing the whereabouts of a large and colorful cast of characters who were part of Joplin's life, as well as "We Remember Janis," a new chapter of poignant and affectionate anecdotes told by friends.

Janis Joplin

Author : Edward Willett
Publisher : Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2008-01-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0766028372

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Janis Joplin by Edward Willett Pdf

"A biography of Janis Joplin. Presents a comprehensive look at her life and her music"--Provided by publisher.

On the Road with Janis Joplin

Author : John Byrne Cooke
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2014-10-28
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780698154711

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On the Road with Janis Joplin by John Byrne Cooke Pdf

One of Parade's Top Ten Rock n' Roll Reads As a road manager and filmmaker, he helped run the Janis Joplin show—and record it for posterity. Now he reveals the never-before-told story of his years with the young woman from Port Arthur who would become the first female rock and roll superstar—and depart the stage too soon. In 1967, as the new sound of rock and roll was taking over popular music, John Byrne Cooke was at the center of it all. As a member of D.A. Pennebaker’s film crew, he witnessed the astonishing breakout performances of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival that June. Less than six months later, he was on a plane to San Francisco, taking a job as road manager for Janis and her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. From then on, Cooke was Joplin’s road manager amid a rotating cast of musicians and personnel, a constant presence behind the scenes as the woman called Pearl took the world by storm. Cooke was there when Janis made the difficult decision to leave Big Brother and form a new band. He was with her when the Kozmic Blues Band toured Europe in the spring of 1969, when they performed at Woodstock in August, and when Janis and Full Tilt Boogie took their famous Festival Express train trip across Canada. He accompanied Janis to her friend and mentor Ken Threadgill’s 70th birthday party, and was at her side when she attended her tenth high school reunion in Port Arthur, Texas. This intimate memoir spans the years he spent with Janis, from her legendary rise to her tragic last days. Cooke tells the whole incredible story as only someone who lived it could. INCLUDES PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

Janis Joplin Biography: The Pearl of The Rock N’ Roll: Promiscuity, Cocaine and Alcohol Abuse On the Road

Author : Chris Dicker
Publisher : Chris Dicker
Page : 25 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2024-06-15
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Janis Joplin Biography: The Pearl of The Rock N’ Roll: Promiscuity, Cocaine and Alcohol Abuse On the Road by Chris Dicker Pdf

Janis Joplin, the PEARL of the Rock N' Roll in the 1960s. Unlike other singers and artists, she passed away very soon, unable to finish probably one of her best albums in her career. Janis Joplin's lifestyle was quite messy. There's a reason for her death, especially when it comes to the events back from her childhood. Janis was an outcast in the society, but ...

Scars of Sweet Paradise

Author : Alice Echols
Publisher : Macmillan + ORM
Page : 517 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2000-02-15
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781466839793

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Scars of Sweet Paradise by Alice Echols Pdf

Janis Joplin was the skyrocket chick of the sixties, the woman who broke into the boys' club of rock and out of the stifling good-girl femininity of postwar America. With her incredible wall-of-sound vocals, Joplin was the voice of a generation, and when she OD'd on heroin in October 1970, a generation's dreams crashed and burned with her. Alice Echols pushes past the legary Joplin-the red-hot mama of her own invention-as well as the familiar portrait of the screwed-up star victimized by the era she symbolized, to examine the roots of Joplin's muscianship and explore a generation's experiment with high-risk living and the terrible price it exacted. A deeply affecting biography of one of America's most brilliant and tormented stars, Scars of Sweet Paradise is also a vivid and incisive cultural history of an era that changed the world for us all.

The Hand on the Mirror

Author : Janis Heaphy Durham
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2015-05-07
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 9781444799187

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The Hand on the Mirror by Janis Heaphy Durham Pdf

In 2004, Janis Heaphy Durham's husband, Max Besler, died of esophageal cancer at age 56. While coping with her grief, Janis soon began encountering phenomena unlike anything she had ever experienced: lights flickering, doors opening and closing, clocks stopping at 12:44, the exact time Max died. But then something startling happened that changed her life forever. A powdery handprint spontaneously appeared on her bathroom mirror on the first anniversary of Max's death. Incredibly, a similar image appeared on the second and third anniversaries as well. Clearly, something otherworldly was occurring. This launched Janis on a journey that transformed her spiritually and altered her view of reality forever. She interviewed scientists and spiritual practitioners along the way, as she discovered that the veil between this world and the next is thin, and that love is what bridges the two.

Going Down with Janis

Author : Peggy Caserta
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Page : 267 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 1975-01-01
Category : Rock musicians
ISBN : 0860072312

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Society's Child

Author : Janis Ian
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2008-07-24
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781440635168

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Society's Child by Janis Ian Pdf

Janis Ian was catapulted into the spotlight in 1966 at the age of fifteen, when her soul-wrenching song ?Society?s Child? became a hit. An intimate portrait of an interracial relationship, ?Society?s Child? climbed the charts despite the fact that many radio stations across the country refused to play it because of its controversial subject matter. But this was only the beginning of a long and illustrious career. In this fascinating memoir of her more than forty years in the music business, Ian chronicles how she did drugs with Jimi Hendrix, went shopping for Grammy clothes with Janis Joplin, and sang with Mel Tormé?all the while never ceasing to create unforgettable music. In 1975, Ian?s legendary ?At Seventeen? earned two Grammy awards and five nominations. Her next two albums brought her worldwide platinum hits. But after seven albums in as many years, she made a conscious decision to walk away from the often grueling music business. During this period, she struggled through a difficult marriage that ended with her then husband?s attempt to destroy her, and a sudden illness that very nearly cost her her life. The hiatus from music lasted for close to a decade until, in 1993, Ian returned with the release of the Grammy-nominated Breaking Silence. Now, as she moves gracefully into her fifth decade as a recording artist and writer, Ian continues to draw large audiences around the globe. In Society?s Child, Janis Ian provides a relentlessly honest account of the successes and failures?and the hopes and dreams?of an extraordinary life.

Jonas and the Mountain

Author : Janis Harper
Publisher : Sacred Stories Publishing
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2021-10-20
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1945026804

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Jonas and the Mountain by Janis Harper Pdf

More than an unusual love story, Jonas and the Mountain offers startling insights into the nature of reality. An enlightened eastern mystic. A western psychic who knows everything. And a broken man who falls in love with them both at a holy, magnetic mountain in India. This is a journey into the heart of it all.Jonas has been living a half-life since he lost his marriage, his college English teaching position, and his best friend all at once. Then he hears a voice in his head, and strange poems start to just come to him. These events lead him away from his home in Vancouver, Canada, to the holy mountain of Arunachala in India, where Jonas meets the American guru D whose master was the sage of nondualism, Ramana Maharshi. From D he learns about silence and waking up from the dream. After Jonas's retreat with D ends, he meets an oddly familiar woman and discovers a connection with her that explains the voice and poems and opens up yet another reality. Anamika's unique metaphysical teachings differ from D's-multiple dimensions, partner selves, creativity-and she offers simple expressive arts exercises to bring them home to the characters in the novel and to you, the reader. Jonas seeks to reconcile D's and Anamika's knowledge to find what is true with a capital "T," as he struggles to resolve the pain in his past and the surprising ways it appears in his present.You are invited to journey with Jonas and find your own answers.

United States of America V. Janis

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 42 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 1990
Category : Electronic
ISBN : UILAW:0000000018304

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Pearl

Author : Ellis Amburn
Publisher : Sphere
Page : 371 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Rock music
ISBN : 075150856X

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Pearl by Ellis Amburn Pdf

The singer Janis Joplin's childhood in a backwater Texas town, where her classmates punished her for her individuality, fuelled the compulsion to shock which became her hallmark. This account of the forces that drove her through a short, impulsive life, to her death from a drug overdose at the age of 27, encompasses her binges, her egotism, her insecurities, and her affairs with figures such as Jim Morrison, Kris Kristofferson and Jimi Hendrix, and many lesbian lovers.