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Janis Joplin 2 - Kosmic Blues

$99.00 NZD $149.00 NZD

Janis Joplin 2 - Kosmic Blues

Approx 570mm at the longest edge

What a voice… An incredible singer nicknamed 'Pearl,' she was an American rock, soul, and blues singer and songwriter, and one of the most successful and widely known female rock stars of her era. After releasing three albums, she died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27 (on my birthday the 4th of October). A fourth album, Pearl, was released in January 1971, just over three months after her death. It reached number one on the Billboard charts.

Our Janice collection consists of 2 wall art pieces. One classic looking at the camera and the other pounding out those notes in full flight – respect!

In 1967, Joplin rose to fame following an appearance at Monterey Pop Festival, where she was the lead singer of the then little-known San Francisco psychedelic rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She appeared at the Woodstock festival and the Festival Express train tour. Five singles by Joplin reached the Billboard Hot 100, including a cover of the Kris Kristofferson song "Me and Bobby McGee", which reached number 1 in March 1971.Her most popular songs include her cover versions of "Piece of My Heart", "Cry Baby", "Down on Me", "Ball and Chain", and "Summertime"; and her original song "Mercedes Benz", her final recording.

Joplin, was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Audiences and critics alike referred to her stage presence as "electric". Rolling Stone ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and number 28 on its  list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. She remains one of the top-selling musicians in the United States, with Recording Industry Association of America certifications of 15.5 million albums sold.

Another legend lost before her time at 27….. celebrate her sound with a Cool hangings wall art.

Our custom designs are hand crafted here in our Bay of Plenty workshop. Each piece is made to order. Constructed of quality NZ manufactured 3mm MDF that adheres to the most stringent environmental standards and certifications. Made from 100% sustainable resources. The pieces are finished in a deep satin black paint that provides a premium, washable hard-wearing surface that looks striking against any wall.



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