Janis Joplin †27 Club 19.01.1943 - 4.10. 1970

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer, songwriter, and music arranger, from Port Arthur, Texas. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

Janis Joplin

Janis JoplinAKA Janis Lyn Joplin

Born: 19-Jan-1943 

Birthplace: Port Arthur, TX 

Died: 4-Oct-1970 

Location of death: Hollywood, CA
Cause of death: Accident - Overdose 

Remains: Cremated, (scattered in Pacific Ocean)

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ball and Chain (Piece of My Heart)

[1] 7047 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA.

Father: Seth Joplin (oil refinery worker)
Kris Kristofferson (1969)
Boyfriend: Country Joe McDonald (musician)
Boyfriend: Seth Morgan (engaged, at the time of her death)
Girlfriend: Janis Ian
Slept with: Dick Cavett
Slept with: Eric Clapton
Slept with: Leonard Cohen
Slept with: Jimi Hendrix
Slept with: Howard Hesseman
Slept with: Jim Morrison
Slept with: Joe Namath
Slept with: Peggy Caserta
Slept with: Bob Seidemann (rock photographer)

    High School: Thomas Jefferson High School, Port Arthur, TX (1960)
    University: Lamar State College
    University: University of Texas


    Big Brother and the Holding Company Vocalist 1966-68
    The Kozmic Blues Band Vocalist 1968-69
    The Full-Tilt Boogie Band Vocalist 1970
    Disorderly Conduct Curtis Hall concert at Tampa, FL (15-Nov-1969)
    Obscenity 1969:Curtis Hall concert at Tampa, FL (15-Nov-1969)
    Shoplifting 1963
    Autopsy by coroner Thomas T. Noguchi   

    Risk Factors: Heroin, Alcoholism, Smoking, Amphetamines

    Festival Express (9-Sep-2003) Herself
    Monterey Pop (26-Dec-1968) Performer

Genre(s) Blues-rock, hard rock, psychedelic rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, arranger
Instrument(s) Vocals, guitar
Years active 1963–1970
Label(s) Columbia
Associated acts

Big Brother & the Holding Company

Kozmic Blues Band
Full Tilt Boogie Band

Official Website: http://www.officialjanis.com/



Janis Joplin - Summertime (Live Gröna Lund 1969)

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