10 March 2017

Posthumous Praise: Janis Joplin

Hello everyone, we at WNJR hope you're all having a wonderful day! Today I'll be resuming my weekly blogs dedicated to deceased pioneers of music. Today our special guest is Janis Joplin!

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Janis Joplin was nicknames the "First Lady of Rock 'n' Roll". The talented singer was born in Texas in 1943. She was invested in music, but hadn't been noticed on the scene until she joined the band Big Brother in 1966. The band's 1968 album, Cheap Thrills, garnered plenty of attention, but Joplin left because of issues with the band.  She then reentered the scene with her first solo album that received mixed reviews. Her second album that was released posthumously was a big hit. To learn more about Janis Joplin go here. Tune in here or 91.7FM to catch one of her songs.  Below is one of her hits Mercedes Benz.