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Janis Joplin

Influences included musical icons Leadbelly, Odetta and Bessie Smith, for whom Joplin provided a headstone 33 years after the blues great's death. An outcast in both high school and college who was frequently targeted for ridicule and torment. Pre-fame, occasionally performed with future Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. Broke through with Big Brother and the Holding Company at the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival, thanks to a mesmerizing set that included Joplin's take on the song "Ball and Chain." Cheap Thrills, Big Brother's second album, went to No. 1 upon its release in August 1968; Joplin left the band four months later. Had been scheduled to record vocals for "Buried Alive in the Blues," a song slated for the album Pearl, the day she died of a heroin overdose. Released in 1971, Pearl and the single "Me and Bobby McGee" both topped the charts. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 by folk-rock singer Melissa Etheridge.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
93% Janis: Little Girl Blue
  • Actor
2015
70% Chelsea on the Rocks
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Woodstock: Now & Then
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Janis Joplin: The Kozmic Blues
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Tom Jones - This is Tom Jones
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Rock Charts: Live
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet History of Rock 'N' Roll
  • Actor
2004
96% Festival Express
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Big Brother and the Holding Co. With Janis Joplin: Nine Hundred Nights
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Creation of the Woodstock 1969 Music Festival - Birth of a Generation
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Woodstock: Lost Performances
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Jimi Plays Monterey
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Women in Rock
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Cool Cats - 25 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll Style
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet When the Music's Over
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Janis
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Janis - The Way She Was
  • Actor
1974
100% Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet Music Scene - Best of 1969-1970
  • Actor
1969
100% Monterey Pop
  • Actor
1968
No Score Yet Big Brother and the Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin: Ball & Chain
  • Actor
1967
No Score Yet Dominoes
  • Actor
No Score Yet Big Brother and the Holding Company
  • Actor
No Score Yet California Screamin' V. 1
  • Actor
No Score Yet Janis Joplin - Comin' Home
  • Actor

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