Janis Lyn Joplin (ˈdʒɑːplɪn; January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer-songwriter who first rose to fame 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 own...Wikipedia
Age: 27 (age at death)
Born: 19th January, 1943, Port Arthur, Texas
Died: 4th October, 1970, Los Angeles, California
Height: 5' 7" (170 cm)
Claim to Fame: Woodstock (1969)
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Guess what, I might be the first hippie pinup girl.
I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was, like other chicks want to be stewardesses. I read. I painted. I thought.
Wrote her will shortly before her death. Drawing up the document with her Los Angeles lawyer, she set aside $2500 for her friends to throw a party in the event of her death. After she died of a heroin overdose on October 4, 1970, her friends followed her wishes and threw a party in her honor at a club in San Anselmo, California. The party invitations read: "Drinks Are On Pearl." Younger sister Laura Joplin, six years her junior, was among those who attended.
October 4, 1970: Died of a heroin overdose while she was legally drunk in room 105 of the Landmark Motor Hotel located next door to the Magic Castle in Los Angeles. After she mainlined the drug she was able to leave her room, walk to the lobby, ask the desk clerk to change a five-dollar bill so she could spend 50 cents on a pack of cigarettes, pull the rigid knob on the cigarette machine, return to her room and remove some of her clothes. She then fell suddenly, breaking her nose. The desk clerk later stated that while he was giving her change she talked happily about the new album she was recording, although he believed, based on having interacted with her since her August 24 check in, that she "was not a happy person." Body was discovered approximately 18 hours later by her road manager, who was the son of Alistair Cooke.
Jimi Hendrix Stamp Issued
by Dave Swanson March 13, 2014 3:51 PM
The U.S. Postal Service is paying tribute to one of rock and roll’s most legendary figures with the latest in the line of the ‘Forever’ stamps. For a mere 49 cents, you can paste Jimi Hendrix on your next piece of mail.
With psychedelic artwork by artist Rudy Gutierrez, Hendrix is pictured with Stratocaster in hand, and donning his iconic military jacket. Beginning today (March 13), the Jimi Hendrix ‘Forever’ stamp is available at post offices, on the U.S. Postal... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 9 months ago
Over the last few years, the Toronto Film Festival has had a tradition of attracting major musical talents: Bruce Springsteen hit the town for a documentary and conversation in 2010, and U2 opened the festival with their own doc the following year, to name two notable examples.
This year you might count Taylor Swift, who showed up for the party to celebrate the “August: Osage County” premiere — but the heaviest rockers were Metallica, members of whom were in town on behalf of “Metallica Through the Never,” part concert film and part... Read More
Posted by Katherine_GR 1 year ago
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is saluting late blues singer Janis Joplin with a week-long series of events and a star-studded concert in her honor. The hall in Cleveland, Ohio and Case Western Reserve University will present talks this week by those who were close to Joplin during her climb to fame in the 1960s - including her siblings, her former road manager, and Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. The tributes will conclude on Saturday with the tribute show, featuring Lucinda Williams, Country Joe McDonald, and songwriter Bob Neuwirth, who... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 5 years ago
By ANGELA DOLAND, Associated Press Writer
Sat May 24, 1:29 PM ET
CANNES, France (AP) — Most documentaries stick with interviews of living people. But since this one`s about New York`s Chelsea Hotel and its rock `n` roll aura, it seems natural that the ghosts of Janis Joplin and Sid Vicious turn up.
For "Chelsea on the Rocks," which premiered Friday at the Cannes Film Festival, director Abel Ferrara ("Bad Lieutenant") strung together archival footage and interviews of the artists, writers and actors who have lived there, in typical... Read More
Posted by NewsHound 6 years ago
Life starts now.
An irreverent young woman who uses her humor to prevent matters from getting serious has a life-changing visit with her doctor.