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Janis Joplin gave Stevie Nicks one of her “greatest honours”

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Among the most important female musicians of the 20th century were Janis Joplin and Stevie Nicks. The American singer-songwriter Janis Joplin is best recognized for her classics “Piece of My Heart” and “Me and Bobby McGee.” Numerous female singers in the future were affected by her due to her voice’s stunning force and individuality as well as her unmistakable style. She was raised on blues and folk music, fusing them with rock & roll to produce a distinctive sound.

When it comes to Stevie Nicks, is known for being the lead singer of the band Fleetwood Mac. Janis was in the prime state of her career in the late 60s, and Stevie was the one who commanded pop-rock in the late 1970s and early 80s.

Stevie Nicks has always been a fan of Janis. Janis Joplin was a huge inspiration to Stevie Nicks. Nicks cited her as one of her primary musical influences, and during her live appearances, she even covered a number of Joplin tunes. She frequently mentioned Janis Joplin’s influence and even expressed a desire to resemble her. Nicks was motivated to carry on and become a successful female solo artist in the music industry by Joplin’s influence on the music industry.

According to Stevie, once both the stars had an interaction that can be considered embarrassing but according to her, it was one of the greatest honors for her. This was when Stevie Nicks opened for Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. And this was also before she was in the band Fleetwood Mac. Stevie was in the band Fritz and in the late 1960s, Fritz was on the rise.

According to Nicks during the opening, “It was a big huge show in San Francisco. There was like 20 bands on; there was you, there was 15 more bands, and then there was Jimi Hendrix.”

Nicks loved Janis so much that she didn’t even mind Joplin shouting at her to get off the stage while she was opening for her and Hendrix. This was when Nick’s set ran longer than the pre-determined time. Stevie said, “Being yelled off the stage by Janis Joplin was one of the greatest honors of my life.

Not only that, Nicks has shared that she learned an important lesson from Janis too. According to the ‘Dreams’ singer, while she was having a chat with The Telegraph in 2011 she revealed, “From Janis, I learned that to make it as a female musician in a man’s world is gonna be tough, and you need to keep your head held high.”

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, an award bestowed almost entirely on men, inducted Nicks and Joplin both. Joplin’s performance had such an impact on Nicks that she later incorporated aspects of Joplin’s approach into her own music. Joplin was mentioned by Nicks as another major influence. She was described as a significant person in music and a symbol of women’s rights.

 

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