Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin

  • Highest Rated: 100% Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music (1970)
  • Lowest Rated: 71% Chelsea on the Rocks (2009)
  • Birthday: Jan 19, 1943
  • Birthplace: Port Arthur, TX, USA
  • 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.

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No Score Yet 27: Gone Too Soon Actor 2017
94% Janis: Little Girl Blue Actor $0.5M 2015
71% 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 Rock Charts: Live Actor 2007
No Score Yet History of Rock 'N' Roll Actor 2004
96% Festival Express Actor $1M 2003
No Score Yet Big Brother and the Holding Co. With Janis Joplin: Nine Hundred Nights Actor 2001
No Score Yet Woodstock: Lost Performances Actor 1990
No Score Yet Jimi Plays Monterey Actor 1989
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
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

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