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Rock and Roll icon Janis Joplin signed and inscribed this copy of Big Brother and the Holding Company’s 1968 album “Cheap Thrills” using a black felt-tip pen. The autograph comes with the inscription “For Dominique, thanks & LOVE, xxxx, really.” Due to her career being tragically cut short, Joplin signed albums are exceptionally rare. “Cheap Thrills” is the record in which Joplin certified her status as the first “Queen of Rock’n’Roll” and is considered to this day to be one of the greatest albums of all time, so to find one with her signature and a lengthy inscription is as good as it gets. Also what makes this album so exceptional is the fact it was most likely signed during Joplin's famous concert in Olympia, France, on April 14th, 1969.

Joplin rose to prominence with the little-known San Francisco band Big Brother and the Holding Company, who she released two albums with (this being the latter of the two). Her mezzo-soprano vocals and electric stage presence brought her widespread critical and commercial acclaim. Unfortunately, this attention drove a wedge between her and the band, and she decided to leave and pursue a wildly successful yet brief solo career. She released music with multiple backup bands as well as performed at Woodstock in 1969 before her untimely death in 1970. Very Good condition. This album comes with a Letter of Provenance from the collector who bought this album from Dominic Droz — the person this album is inscribed to. Also comes with a James Spence Authentication (JSA) Letter of Authenticity, a Roger Epperson (REAL) Letter of Authenticity, and a Gotta Have Rock & Roll Certificate of Authenticity.
Janis Joplin Signed "Cheap Thrills" Album JSA & REAL
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Minimum Bid: $7,500
Final Bid: $10,982
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Number of Bids:3
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