The legendary rock icon Janis Joplin (who earned her fame while fronting the psychedelic rock outfit Big Brother and the Holding Company) will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6752 Hollywood Blvd., directly in front of Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music.
The singer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement honor in 2005.
Joplin’s tragically short recording career started in 1967 with Big Brother’s first album and Joplin passed in 1970, she would have been 70 years old this year.
Some Joplin’s best loved hits include: Piece of My Heart, Me and Bobby McGee, Kozmic Blues, Get it while You Can, Cry Baby and many more.
The Walk of Fame ceremony is open to the public, and features special guest appearances by Kris Kristofferson and Clive Davis.
WHO: Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: Kris Kristofferson and Clive Davis
Accepting the star will be Janis’ siblings, Michael and Laura Joplin
WHAT: 2,510th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Recording
WHERE: 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Musicians Institute
WHEN: Monday, November 4, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. PDT
Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the late Janis Joplin will be honored with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. “Janis Joplin is an iconic figure and her songs will always be remembered by her fans around the world,” stated Hollywood Walk of Fame producer, Ana Martinez. “We are excited to add a unique tribute to Janis by her friend Kris Kristofferson who will perform a special acoustic version of “Me and Bobby McGee,” which Janis famously recorded in 1970 yet was released posthumously in 1971, scoring Joplin a number one hit.