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.
Kris Kristofferson performed a special acoustic version of ‘Me and Bobby McGee’, which Janis famously recorded in 1970.
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.
“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 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".
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.
Acclaimed Indie filmmaker Christy Oldham, is the founder of Los Angeles based film production companies, Mercury Rising Films and Demi Goddess Pictures. She has written, produced, directed and starred in numerous award winning feature films that are in world wide distribution. Look for her latest vigilante social message thriller, ‘Barracuda’, winner of 3 Best Picture awards, the fall of 2013 on VOD and DVD.