Janis Joplin – “Summertime and I Need A Man To Love” Live
The Legend That Is Janis
Janis Joplin was more than an amazing voice — she has also greatly influenced several music artists for generations. Her fame skyrocketed when she performed during the Monterey Pop Festival and she became one of the attractions at the Woodstock Festival.
Like most women singers, Joplin did not write many songs; she mostly interpreted other people’s. But she made them her own in a way few singers dare to do.
Throughout her entire career, she became the lead singer of several bands:
- Big Brother and the Holding Company
- The Kozmic Blues Band
- The Full Tilt Boogie Band
Janis always had an almost-electric presence every time she sang onstage. But she wasn’t just known for her exemplary live performances since she was also a multi-instrumentalist. In fact, she has received several recognition:
- Number 46 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” (2004)
- Number 28 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” (2008)
- Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1995)
Janis Joplin was perhaps the premier blues-influenced rock singer of the late Sixties, and certainly one of the biggest female rock stars of her time.