Janis Joplin

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Janis Lyn Joplin (/ˈɑːplɪn/; 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 backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band. Her first ever large scale public performance was at the Monterey Pop Festival; this led her to becoming very popular and one of the major attractions at the Woodstock festival and the Festival Express train tour. Joplin charted five singles; other popular songs include: "Down on Me"; "Summertime"; "Piece of My Heart"; "Ball 'n' Chain"; "Maybe"; "To Love Somebody"; "Kozmic Blues"; "Work Me, Lord"; "Cry Baby"; "Mercedes Benz"; and her only number one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee".

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Age: 27 (age at death)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Woodstock (1969)

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1967 Ball and Chain -
2008 Mixuga -
1973 The Experts -
2014 The Mysteries of Laura -
2012 Aufgspuit! -
2012 Bank Roll -
2011 A Little Bit of Heaven -
2011 Voice - Danmarks største stemme -
2010 Gent de paraula -
2009 Watchmen -
2009 Taking Woodstock -

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Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.

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Nominated for 2 Awards | Won 1

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