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Celebrate Janis Joplin's album Pearl 50th anniversary at Rock Hall

Angela Kervorkian-Wattle

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CLEVELAND, OH — On August 6 to 8, 2021 in honor of Janis Joplin’s legendary album, Pearl's 50th anniversary, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will host Janis Joplin Fan Weekend.

As part of the recently developed Legends of Rock exhibit, fans can view Joplin’s clothing, handwritten lyricsand a compilation of rare photographs by Barry Feinstein—art director, filmmaker and photographer responsible for producing some of the most lasting and iconic mid-20th century pop-culture images. Feinstein created artwork for 500+ albums, Pearl happens to be one of them.

Fans can also watch Janis Joplin material from the Rock Hall's archives, which includes highlights from her 1995 Induction as well as the 2009 Annual Music Masters tribute show, and attend a seminar about her Pearl album.

Joplin's legendary music and lyrics will be heard within the Museum and on the Rock Hall's Rock Boxes located downtown along East 9th Street throughout the weekend. In addition, the Rock Hall's Long Live Rock art display will pay tribute to Janis Joplin, offering fans a perfect photo opportunity to commemorate her life, music and legacy.

In addition, the Museum will conduct two virtual events honoring Janis Joplin's legacy. The first, on August 6, will include Melissa Etheridge, who inducted Joplin into the Hall of Fame in 1995. Before the event, Etheridge's address inducting Joplin will be broadcast on iHeart Radio's The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Vault podcast. Then, on August 25, at 7:00 p.m., Holly George-Warren will speak at the Rock Hall about her book, Janis: Her Life and Music.

Celebrate the trip with the launching of Joplin-themed merchandise in the Rock Hall store. Then, on September 7, recreate the experience at Rockhall.com, where the Janis Joplin Legends of Rock Virtual Exhibit will debut.

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