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Rock Hall events salute Janis Joplin

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From The Associated Press

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is celebrating the brief, electrifying career of Janis Joplin with a week of events building up to a tribute concert.

The hall in Cleveland calls the bluesy singer one of rock’s most influential artists. Joplin rose to fame during San Francisco’s 1967 “Summer of Love,” and died at age 27 of a drug overdose.

The rock hall and Case Western Reserve University are hosting talks this week by those who knew Joplin, including her siblings, her former road manager, and Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. Saturday’s tribute show will feature Lucinda Williams, Country Joe McDonald, and songwriter Bob Neuwirth, who penned the Janis Joplin favorite, “Mercedes Benz.”

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Rock Hall events salute Janis Joplin