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Janis in Toronto, June 28, 1970

Janis in Toronto, June 28, 1970

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Janis Joplin, Royal Albert Hall, April 29 1969…

Janis Joplin, Royal Albert Hall, April 29 1969, by by Eric Hayes

“God, is that exciting, man! Nobody, nobody ever, anybody ever thought it would be that good! I didn’t. Nobody else did… London was the best… They fuckin’ got up and grooved, and then they listened. That was dynamite. You know, you can tell when they’re really being selfish and they just wanna dance, but they worked, man, and when I’d do a soft song everybody’d shut up! That’s too much, man. That’s really too fuckin’ much.”

Janis Joplin at the Texas International Pop Fe…

Janis Joplin at the Texas International Pop Festival, Labor Day weekend 1969 in Lewisville, TX by Steve Campbell

Janis Joplin, San Francisco 1968, by Baron Wol…

Janis Joplin, San Francisco 1968, by Baron Wolman

Janis Joplin from the photo session for the co…

Janis Joplin from the photo session for the cover of her January 1971 album Pearl, by Barry Feinstein

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Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company at The Northern California Folk Rock Festival, San Jose, CA  1968, by Michael Zagaris, via bbc

*audibly gasps* One I haven’t seen!! Plus new information, sweet. …YOU KNOW WHAT, THIS GIVES ALL NEW CONTEXT TO THOSE GORGEOUS SHOTS OF HER (some of my absolute FAVES) AND I THINK THEY WERE FROM 1968…but I thought the venue was different for those. But what she’s wearing, right down to the earrings, looks like them (my edits):

I mean, the trees in the background, sort of sparse like that, even? Looks like it to me. Thanks, Tim, for posting this! ♥

Those are gorgeous edits! How did I miss those when you first posted them??? Anyway, I think you’re right, that they’re all from the same show. And not just the clothes, jewelry, and trees, but her general demeanor. I don’t mean to be glib when I tag “#happy janis”… or god forbid, suggest that any woman needs to smile more (!!!)…but there are times when words like “luminous” and “radiant” really don’t do Janis justice. Those words tend to be used in beauty/ fashion contexts, and this is beyond that. (We ain’t talking about her soap or her conditioner.) Whatever you want to call it, though, it’s definitely happening in all three shots.

Now we just need to track down some more from this show. 🙂

Janis Joplin from the documentary Little Girl …

Janis Joplin from the documentary Little Girl Blue, directed by Amy Berg, highly recommended

Janis Joplin at The Fillmore, San Francisco, 1…

Janis Joplin at The Fillmore, San Francisco, 1968, by Paul Fusco. ‘Photographing Janis Joplin in concert was so intense that it stayed with me. I felt connected to her. Her voice shocks the listener with its power – and I try to shock my audience into feeling what I do when I take a photo’

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FANTASTIC color edit to this David Gahr photo of Janis at New York’s Chelsea Hotel, March 1970.