Stepping into the illustrious shoes of the immortal Janis Joplin
would be a daunting prospect for anyone, but when Mississippi-born Lisa Mills was asked to join Joplin's old band Big Brother & The Holding Company, she proved more than equal to the task.
DIVERSIONS dance Company have taken Janis Joplin
's heartache classics as a soundtrack for its latest double-bill at Cardiff's New Theatre next week.
This new work celebrates teenage self-discovery with the help of songs by Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Jimi Hendrix, Tina Turner, The Temptations and Janis Joplin
Macy Gray has made her name through a voice that mixes Janis Joplin
with Marge Simpson.
Maggie was on a par with Janis Joplin
. One of the greatest blues singers ever.
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Amy Adams, usually known for playing characters with sunny dispositions, will now be seen in a darker role, that of Janis Joplin
, in an upcoming biopic.
But you still suspect that a woman with a voice like this owes a lot more to the likes of greats such as Janis Joplin
or Aretha Franklin than she does to the mainstream.
You can't go wrong with a line-up that features Callas, Edith Piaf, Billie Holliday, Judy Garland and Janis Joplin
, even if their turbulent tales are given just 10 minutes apiece, leaving you clamouring for more.
With: Janis Joplin
, David Bowie, Jefferson Airplane, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Gloria Swanson, Alain Delon and Debbie Reynolds.
Admittedly, some of her music can sound a little bland at times but a fantastic cover version of Janis Joplin
's classic Summertime and an awesome rendition of her biggest hit I Need You were a far cry from middle-of-the road.
ALECIA MOORE - better known as pint-sized popstress PINK - is set to play JANIS JOPLIN
in a new bio-pic about the legendary blues rock diva.
1970: Janis Joplin
the American singer died from an accidental heroin overdose.