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Janis Joplin

American singer-songwriter

Janis Joplin

American singer-songwriter
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birthday
19th
January, 1943
Death
4th
October, 1970
Birth Place
Port Arthur, Texas, U.S.
Birth Sign
capricorn
Biography

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer-songwriter who sang rock, soul and blues music. One of the most successful and widely known rock stars of her era, she was noted for her powerful mezzo-soprano vocals and “electric” stage presence.
In 1967, Joplin rose to fame following an appearance at Monterey Pop Festival, where she was the lead singer of the then little-known San Francisco psychedelic rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company. After releasing two albums with the band, she left Big Brother to continue as a solo artist with her own backing groups, first the Kozmic Blues Band and then the Full Tilt Boogie Band. She appeared at the Woodstock festival and on the Festival Express train tour. Five singles by Joplin reached the Billboard Hot 100, including a cover of the Kris Kristofferson song “Me and Bobby McGee”, which reached number one in March 1971. Her most popular songs include her cover versions of “Piece of My Heart”, “Cry Baby”, “Down on Me”, “Ball and Chain”, and “Summertime”; and her original song “Mercedes Benz”, her final recording.
Joplin died of an accidental heroin overdose in 1970 aged 27, after releasing three albums (two with Big Brother and the Holding Company, and one solo album). A second solo album, Pearl, was released in January 1971, just over three months after her death. It reached number one on the Billboard charts. She was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Rolling Stone ranked Joplin number 46 on its 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. She remains one of the top-selling musicians in the United States, with Recording Industry Association of America certifications of 18.5 million albums sold.

cause of death

Heroin overdose

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Big Brother and the Holding Company Kozmic Blues Band Full Tilt Boogie Band Grateful Dead Kris Kristofferson

Birth Name

Janis Lyn Joplin

Education

Lamar State College of Technology, Port Arthur College, Thomas Jefferson High School, University of Texas at Austin

Genres

Psychedelic rock soul blues blues rock

Labels

Columbia Records

Occupation

Singer-songwriter

Resting Place

Cremated; ashes scattered into the Pacific Ocean

Website
Years Active

1962 1970

Name

Janis Joplin

Nationality

United States of America

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