Janis Joplin poses for a portrait in Texas, circa 1960.
David Getz, Janis Joplin, Sam Andrew, James Gurley and Peter Albin of Big Brother and the Holding Company pose for a photo circa 1966-67.
Janis Joplin performs with Big Brother & the Holding Company, circa 1968.
Janis Joplin poses at home in San Francisco in 1967. "Janis lived around the corner, so I'd go over to her house and shoot some pictures," photographer Baron Wolman says. "Janis had a dark side and a light side. I worked hard to get the light side. This one was the exception, this is the dark side. There was part of her that was kept hidden by all sorts of demons that she faced in her life."
Photographer Daniel Kramer captures Janis Joplin cutting her 1968 hit "Piece of My Heart" in New York. "Janis wanted a bottle of Southern Comfort, so I accompanied her to a local wine store, then she did a few takes," he recalls. "It was an empty studio, there was no stage or audience, no one to work to — yet she was just incredible."
Clive Davis with Janis Joplin at a party celebrating Joplin's record deal in 1968. Davis told Rolling Stone of the first time he saw Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Monterey Pop Festival, "Joplin was mesmerizing, like a white tornado."
Janis Joplin poses for a photograph on April 5th, 1969.
Janis Joplin in Denmark on April 19th, 1969.
Janis Joplin performs amongst the crowd in Copenhagen, Denmark on April 19th, 1969.
Janis Joplin at Woodstock in Bethel, New York in 1969.
Janis Joplin performs at Woodstock with the Kozmic Blues Band in August, 1969. Because of delayed sets, bad weather and technical issues, Joplin didn't take the stage until over 10 hours later than scheduled.
Janis Joplin and Tina Turner perform at Madison Square Garden in New York on November 27th, 1969.
Janis Joplin performs at Shea Stadium in New York as part of a 12-hour Summer Festival For Peace on August 6th, 1970.
Janis Joplin performs, circa 1970.
Janis Joplin with a camera in 1969.
Janis Joplin performs in the United States in 1969.
Janis Joplin smokes a cigarette while sitting on her psychedelic painted car in the late 1960s.
Janis Joplin smiles for the camera at an outdoor festival, circa 1970.
Janis Joplin waves to the camera at a party while wearing her signature fur hat, circa 1969.
Janis Joplin poses for a portrait in the 1960s.