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Big Brother & The Holding Company - 100% match to Janis Joplin

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in September 1965, this pivotal San Franciscan rock outfit evolved out of ‘jam’ sessions held in the basement of a communal house. Sam Andrew (18 December 1941, Taft, California, USA; guitar/vocals), Peter Albin (b. 6 June 1944, San Francisco, California, USA; bass/vocals) and Chuck Jones (b. 7 May 1939, San Francisco, California, USA; drums) had originally Read more

Jefferson Airplane - 29% match to Janis Joplin

Genres: Documentaries Folk Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Along with the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane is regarded as the most successful San Francisco band of the late 60s. The band was formed in August 1965 by Marty Balin (Martyn Jerel Buchwald, 30 January 1942, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; vocals/guitar). The other members in the original line-up were Paul Kantner (b. 17 March 1941, San Francisco, California, USA; guitar/vocal Read more

The Doors - 22% match to Janis Joplin

Genres: Documentaries Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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‘If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.’ This quote from poet William Blake, via Aldous Huxley, was an inspiration to Jim Morrison (James Douglas Morrison, 8 December 1943, Melbourne, Florida, USA, d. 3 July 1971, Paris, France), a student of theatre arts at the University of California and an aspiring musician. Read more

Jimi Hendrix - 18% match to Janis Joplin

Genres: Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Johnny Allen Hendrix, 27 November 1942, Seattle, Washington, USA, d. 18 September 1970, London, England. (His father subsequently changed his son’s name to James Marshall Hendrix.) More superlatives have been bestowed upon Hendrix than any other rock guitarist. Unquestionably one of music’s most influential figures, he brought an unparalleled vision to the art of p Read more

Patti Smith - 18% match to Janis Joplin

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Patricia Lee Smith, 30 December 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Smith was raised in New Jersey and became infatuated by music, principally the Rolling Stones, the Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix and James Brown. After relocating to New York City in 1967, she lived with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe for a period. Her initial talent focused on poetry, rock journalism and art Read more

Os Mutantes - 14% match to Janis Joplin

Genres: Latin Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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The fact that Os Mutantes was ahead of its time is well illustrated by the fascination of late 90s North American alternative-rockers with the band’s mix-and-match aesthetic. Even in another language, the message is clear: everything’s fair game. For all the tripped-out sounds of the late 60s, there is little to compare to Os Mutantes’ combination of pop packagin Read more

Led Zeppelin - 13% match to Janis Joplin

Genres: Blues Documentaries Folk Music & Radio Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop-Culture Spoken Word World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pivotal heavy rock quartet was formed in September 1968 by British guitarist Jimmy Page (James Patrick Page, 9 January 1944, Heston, Middlesex, England) following the demise of his former band, the Yardbirds. John Paul Jones (b. John Baldwin, 3 January 1946, Sidcup, Kent, England; bass/keyboards), a respected arranger and session musician, replaced original member Chris Read more

Canned Heat - 12% match to Janis Joplin

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This popular, but ill-fated, blues/rock band was formed in 1965 by two Los Angeles-based blues aficionados: Alan Wilson (4 July 1943, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 3 September 1970, Topanga Canyon, California, USA; vocals, harmonica, guitar) and Bob ‘The Bear’ Hite (b. 26 February 1943, Torrance, California, USA, d. 5 April 1981, Paris, France; vocals). Wilson, ni Read more

Cream - 12% match to Janis Joplin

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Probably the most famous trio in the history of rock music, Cream comprised Jack Bruce (John Symon Asher, 14 May 1943, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland; bass/vocals), Eric Clapton (b. Eric Patrick Clapp, 30 March 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England; guitar) and Ginger Baker (b. Peter Baker, 19 August 1939, Lewisham, London, England; drums). In their two and a half years together, Cr Read more

Amy Winehouse - 11% match to Janis Joplin

Genres: Documentaries Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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14 September 1983, Southgate, Enfield, Middlesex, England. UK singer-songwriter Winehouse emerged in 2003 with her startling accomplished debut, Frank, although her profile undoubtedly benefited from the revival of interest in jazz prompted by the success of US artist Norah Jones. Based in Camden, London, Winehouse is a former pupil of the Sylvia Young stage school in Maryle Read more

Eric Clapton - 11% match to Janis Joplin

Genres: Blues Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eric Patrick Clapp, 30 March 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England. The world’s premier living rock guitarist will be forever grateful to his grandparents, for they gave him his first guitar. The young Eric was raised by his grandparents Rose and Jack Clapp when his natural mother could not face bringing up an illegitimate child at the age of 16. He received a £14 acousti Read more

Nina Simone - 11% match to Janis Joplin

Genres: Blues Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eunice Kathleen Waymon, 21 February 1933, Tryon, North Carolina, USA, d. 21 April 2003, Carry-le-Rouet, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. An accomplished pianist as a child, Eunice Waymon made her public debut at the age of 10 in her native North Carolina. She later moved to Philadelphia and studied at New York’s Juilliard School Of Music but left in 1954 after struggling Read more

Quicksilver Messenger Service - 11% match to Janis Joplin

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Of all the bands that came out of the San Francisco area during the late 60s Quicksilver typified most the style, attitude and sound of that era. The original band in 1964 comprised Dino Valenti (Chester Powers, 7 October 1937 (1943 is also cited), Danbury, Connecticut, USA, d. 16 November 1994, Santa Rosa, California, USA; vocals), John Cipollina (b. 24 August 1943, Berkel Read more

The Yardbirds - 11% match to Janis Joplin

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pivotal UK R&B outfit was formed in London in 1963 when Keith Relf (22 March 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England, d. 14 May 1976; vocals, harmonica) and Paul Samwell-Smith (b. 8 May 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England; bass), both members of semi-acoustic act the Metropolis Blues Quartet, joined forces with Chris Dreja (b. 11 November 1944, Surbiton, Surrey, England; rhythm Read more


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