Janis Joplin

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee

1995

About 25 years after her death, the singer becomes an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She is presented by Melissa Etheridge. Other inductees this year are Neil Young, The Allman Brothers, Band, Led Zeppelin, Al Green, Frank Zappa, and Martha and the Vandellas. Etheridge:

I wish she would have survived; then maybe I could tell her thank you. Thank you for traveling that road, for carrying that ball and chain, for giving a piece of her heart. I wish I could congratulate her personally – tell her she will always be a part of rock and roll history; that she helped create it, lived by it, and died by it. I wish I could say to her now, welcome. Welcome to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – a place you so definitely deserve to be.

Melissa Etheridge inducts Janis Joplin Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions 1995

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