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Janis : her life and music

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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 Joplińs 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 wasńt 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 dowńbut couldńt, or wouldńt. She was a Texan who yearned to flee Texas but could never quite get awaýeven 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 Joplińs family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews,℗Janis℗is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due.

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Avon Free Library 921 JAN (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52113300512520
Checked out
01/23/2020
Clifton Springs Library Bio Janis Joplin (Text)
Adult Biography
52115300374140
Checked out
01/23/2020
Gainesville Public Library - Silver Springs BIO Joplin (Text)
Biography
52138300252298
Available
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Gainesville Public Library - Silver Springs BIO Joplin (Text)
Biography
9781476793108
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Geneva Public Library 921 JOPLIN (Text)
Second Floor New Books
52118301011356
On holds shelf
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Livonia Public Library BIO JOPLIN (Text)
Adult New
52140300577096
Checked out
02/07/2020
Macedon Public Library BIO JOPLIN (Text)
Adult Biography
52121300741072
Checked out
01/23/2020
Marion Public Library BIO JOPLIN (Text)
Biographies
52122300042727
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Naples Library B JOPLIN (Text)
Adult Biographies
52124300378796
Available
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Ontario Public Library BIO JOPLIN (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300777091
Checked out
02/08/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
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