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An Exclusive Look Inside the Janis Joplin Vault

19 May 2021

In advance of the release of the limited edition Janis Joplin: Days & Summers, join us as we take you inside the Janis Joplin vault in a new video made for Genesis subscribers.

The original scrapbook of Janis Joplin is shown on camera here for the first time. As we flip through, recollections from some of her closest friends and peers offer new and intimate insights. These comments and reflections are taken from excerpts of the many new interviews conducted during the making of Days & Summers, an official limited edition published with the Janis Joplin estate.

"To listen to her today is to feel every bit of what you felt 50 years ago..." - Jack Casady

"An explosion....a storm of notes.....Hurricane Janis..." - Henry Diltz

"It's hard to remember what I had for breakfast this morning....but I remember the first time I heard Janis sing..." - Jorma Kaukonen

"Watching her (perform) you were transported somewhere else for a delicious while..." - Dick Cavett

"I've always loved women from Texas, cause they are bright and funny, rowdy....they know how to take care of themselves." - Grace Slick

Written by the people who really knew Janis and those inspired by her, the book's in-depth text provides a fascinating, new account of the singer's extraordinary life. With an introduction by Grace Slick and an afterword by Kris Kristofferson, the book's list of nearly 40 contributors includes Big Brother bandmates Peter Albin and Dave Getz, Jefferson Airplane members Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen, musicians Mick Fleetwood, Chrissie Hynde, Tom Jones, Taj Mahal, Michelle Phillips and Jimmy Page, talk show host Dick Cavett, as well as siblings Laura and Michael Joplin.

We hope you enjoy this behind-the-scenes perspective on the exciting new edition from Genesis. Janis Joplin: Days & Summers is available to pre-order now at the special pre-publication price.

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