Photo copy and credit Photomundo International/Clinton H. Wallace
November 4, 2013- HOLLYWOOD- The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored the late Janis Joplin, the iconic queen of psychedelic rock, with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Monday, November 4, 2013.
Laura Joplin, Michael Joplin and family members unveil the star for Janis Joplin. Photo copy and credit Photomundo International/Clinton H. Wallace
Kris Kristofferson performed a special acoustic version of ‘Me and Bobby McGee’, which Janis famously recorded in 1970.
Kris Kristofferson performing ‘Me and Bobby McGee’. Photo credit and copyright Demi Goddess Pictures
Joplin’s sister Laura Joplin, author of the book ‘Love, Janis’ and brother Michael Joplin, along with legendary music producer Clive Davis, helped unveil the star in the category of Recording at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Musicians Institute.
Kris Kristofferson, Laura Joplin, Michael Joplin and Clive Davis. Photo credit and copyright Demi Goddess Pictures
Filmmaker Christy Oldham gets her book ‘Love, Janis’ signed by author Laura Joplin. Photo copy and credit Photomundo International/Clinton H. Wallace
Circa 1951. Janis Joplin, her mother Dorothy Joplin and Laura Joplin while on a trip to Los Angeles. Photo copy and credit Joplin Family from the book ‘Love, Janis’
“I’d like y’all to remember that Janis had a huge heart that she poured into her music but she was someone who knew how to have a good time and I’d like to think that this star allows her legacy to have a new experience just like she had when she was living. And as we like to say in our part of Texas, y’all come on out and say Howdy”, said Laura Joplin to the crowd of fans.
Janis Joplin sits on her psychedelic porsche circa 1968 in San Fransciso.
“Janis Joplin is an iconic figure and her songs will always be remembered by her fans around the world”, said Ana Martinez who produces the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. “Today is Janis Joplin day” said Emcee Leron Gubler who is president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Kristofferson said: “It’s really hard to say much about the stars and how much they mean; she means so much more to me than a star on a sidewalk”.
Kris Kristofferson signs autographs for fans. Photo credit and copyright Demi Goddess Pictures
The recent Broadway show, A Night with Janis, which opened to rave reviews on October 10th, 2013 at the Lyceum Theatre in New York and a clothing line, Made For Pearl, has introduced Joplin’s iconic music to a whole new generation of fans.
Joplin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and posthumously given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.
Please visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information and to view who shares a star on the famous boardwalk.
About The Writer
Director Christy Oldham. Photo copy and credit Photomundo International/Clinton H. Wallace
Acclaimed independent filmmaker and entrepreneur, Christy Oldham has written, produced, directed and starred in numerous, award winning feature films that are in world wide distribution. Oldham’s latest feature film, ‘Barracuda’, a vigilante thriller, made rounds at various United States film festivals and gained critical acclaim which earned her 3 Best Picture awards. ‘Barracuda‘ recently screened at March Du Films at the 2014 Festival De Cannes in France. She is the founder of Demi Goddess Pictures, an American film studio located in Hollywood, California and CEO of Healthy Dogs! Pet Care service that donates a portion of its proceeds to various animal rights groups and charity’s. Look for her new book Christy Oldham’s Manual to a Happy and Healthy Dog in the fall of 2014. She resides in Los Angeles.