Janis!

Janis Lyn Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on January 19, 1943. In 1967, Joplin rose to fame during 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. After releasing two albums with the band, she left Big Brother to continue as a solo artist with her … Continue reading Janis!

The Birthday of Elvis Presley

On January 8, 1993, the United States Postal Service kicked off its American Music Series with a photogravure-printed stamp perforated 11 portraying a young version of singer Elvis Presley (Scott #2721). It would have been his 58th birthday had he not died on August 16, 1977. The American singer, musician, and actor is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th … Continue reading The Birthday of Elvis Presley