Has anyone seen the Janis Joplin life story on Biography & were you fan of hers?

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    Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer and songwriter from Port Arthur, Texas. As a youth Joplin was ridiculed by her fellow students due to her unconventional appearance and personal beliefs, she later sang about her experience at school through her song "Ego Rock".

    Early in her life, Joplin cultivated a rebellious and unconventional lifestyle, becoming a beatnik poet. She began her singing career as a folk and blues singer in San Francisco, playing clubs and bars with her guitar and auto-harp. A heavy drinker all of her life, her favorite drink was Southern Comfort.

    Joplin first rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of the psychedelic-acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist with her more soulful and bluesy backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band. She was one of the more popular acts at the Monterey Pop Festival and later became one of the major attractions to the Woodstock festival.

    Janis Joplin only charted five singles in her life but her hits and other popular songs from throughout her short four year career include "Down On Me", "Bye, Bye Baby", "Coo Coo", "Summertime", "Piece of My Heart", "Turtle Blues", "Ball 'n' Chain", "Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)", "Maybe", "To Love Somebody", "Kozmic Blues", "Work Me, Lord", "Move Over", "Cry Baby", "A Woman Left Lonely" "Get It While You Can", "My Baby", "Trust Me", "Mercedes Benz", "One Night Stand", "Raise Your Hand" and her only number one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee".

    At the height of her career, she was known as "The Queen of Rock and Roll" as well as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul" and became known as Pearl amongst her friends. She was also a painter, dancer and music arranger.

    Rolling Stone magazine ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004,[1] and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.[2]


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    Thank you melandrupert & what a fabulous picture of Janis Joplin.

    tabber i love that picture as well there were so many on the web but I liked this one! she was the best! a bit before my time but still lovrd her music! xx

    She was exceptional, just think what she could have went on to be, sad sad life, so much talent.

    I loved Janis Joplin. So sad.

    Loved her. You would think the rising stars of today would've gotten a hint as to were they can end up should they get caught up in drugs. So much talent, so much death.

    I grew up in the SF Bay area. I went to the Filmore ,Winterland and Avalon Ballroom many times. Seen janis J and Big Brother several  times also at the Monterey Pop 1967 (my handle) loved her.

    yes the show was good.

    A great rocker & yet another tragic story of success & drugs.Sad.

    She was a little before my time, but she has the voice of a giant. She was very talented.

    I loved her, and I love her still.


    Me too,I was just a kid but her music touched me,miss her still.

    she was a big part of my childhood and teen years. I wasn't allow to listen to her. I always found a way. I loved her spirit.

    I have seen it and was in high school during that era.  Loved her music, but her life surely was sad and ended up terribly . Such a waste

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