Janis Joplin

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'Groovy, groovy, groovy': listening to Woodstock 50 years on – all 38 discs
It was a blueprint for Live Aid and every mega-festival since. We survey a new archive box set – in full – to uncover the real story of these ‘three days of peace and music’

Bob Stanley

15, Aug, 2019 @11:29 AM

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'It felt like a wonderful dream' – DA Pennebaker on making Monterey Pop
In a final, previously unpublished Guardian interview, the late great documentarian looks back at his groundbreaking film with Lou Adler, the legendary music festival’s promoter

Interviews by Dorian Lynskey

07, Aug, 2019 @1:29 PM

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Record Store Day: 20 exclusive releases to look out for
Classic vinyl reissues, limited collectors’ editions and unreleased recordings from Fela Kuti, Prince and David Bowie join rare pressings by the Prodigy and the Notorious BIG this Saturday

Gregory Robinson

10, Apr, 2019 @2:00 PM

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'I took the last ever shot of the Beatles – and they were miserable!'
The Fab Four’s farewell, the Rolling Stones’ airlift out of Altamont, the Who’s infamous toilet stop … the great rock photographer Ethan Russell relives his legendary moments

Thomas Hobbs

10, Feb, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Chelsea Hotel room doors of Bob Marley and Andy Warhol go under the hammer
Guernsey’s will be auctioning off up to 55 hotel room doors from the Chelsea Hotel, where artists and musicians such as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan frequently stayed in its heyday

Jake Nevins

29, Mar, 2018 @5:42 PM

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Janis Joplin: the singer who screamed a very American pain
With her raw, anguished voice, Joplin – who would have been 75 this month – was a hippy icon. But on Piece of My Heart she became something darker still

Nick Coleman

12, Jan, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Spotify sued for $1.6bn in unpaid royalties as it reportedly files for IPO
The music streaming service faces a claim on behalf of artists including Neil Young and Janis Joplin as it prepares a share sale

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Dominic Rushe

03, Jan, 2018 @11:21 AM

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Golden daze: 50 years on from the Summer of Love
It’s the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s Summer of Love. Here five people who were at the heart of the counter-culture movement tell Aaron Millar how flowers, LSD, music and radical ideas changed youth consciousness forever

Aaron Millar

21, May, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Michelle Williams set for Janis Joplin biopic
Actor in talks for Sean Durkin’s film based on Laura Joplin’s correspondence-based memoir Love, Janis

Catherine Shoard

11, Oct, 2016 @9:58 AM

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How San Francisco’s hippy explosion shaped the modern world
You Say You Want a Revolution, the V&A’s new exhibition, explores the birth of late-1960s counterculture that helped spawn Silicon Valley. Alex Needham takes a tour of where it all began, guided by former hippies and subversive visionaries

Alex Needham

21, Aug, 2016 @3:00 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs with extraordinary vocals
Our reader asked for your suggestions where the voice was the star of the show – here they select this week’s playlist

Sheila Deane

02, Jun, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend: share songs with extraordinary vocals
Our reader suggests Janis Joplin or Freddie Mercury as jumping off points: make your suggestion in the comments and they’ll pick a playlist next week

Guardian music

26, May, 2016 @7:00 PM

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