It has been 50 years since the Summer of Love in the Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco. KCSM is celebrating with one of the iconic singers of the psychedelic era, Janis Joplin. Her unmistakeable voice and her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company, provided many of the hits during the Summer of Love.
From her website biography:
She claimed the blues, soul, gospel, country and rock with unquestionable authority and verve, fearlessly inhabiting psychedelic guitar jams, back-porch roots and everything in between. Her volcanic performances left audiences stunned and speechless, while her sexual magnetism, world-wise demeanor and flamboyant style shattered every stereotype about female artists – and essentially invented the “rock mama” paradigm.