Janis Joplin809Photo Credit: luvsydb

Singer, Songwriter

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)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Woodstock (1969)

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I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!

I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (1969)

I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! is a 1969 studio album by Janis Joplin. It was the first solo studio album Joplin recorded after leaving Big Brother and the Holding Company.


My father wouldn`t get us a TV, he wouldn`t allow a TV in the house.


Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.


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.

A Little Bit of Heaven

A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)

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.

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oscard - No one has ever come close to or ever will come close to Janis J. I think it is not known really if she was ever really in a real long relationship with anyone. (3 years ago)
di7234241109 - sadly missed (4 years ago)
Vyvienne - She had a relationship with Cohen-thats defo more than an encounter!She was never with Robert Plant -he was intrigued by her.as he was with Joni Mitchell.but thats all.Live on Forever JJ xox (5 years ago)
chuck jarvie - love you Janis (5 years ago)
Harrison_s_1_fan - Right on Kelsey! As for the rest of you, unless you knew her personally, how would you know who she did or did not date? (5 years ago)
laura - I have been hearing for sooooooooooo long about a bio-pic. The first time was probably around 20 years ago. Even then, I thought the perfect actress to portray her would be Lily Taylor. Then I heard she was asked to play her. Lily mildly even resembles Janis. Lily has a certain rawness as an actress. She would be the perfect choice. After all these years, they have made no headway. I learned later, Lily was definetly interested, and supposedly they`ve completely ruled her out. She is a very underated actress, and as a huge fan of hers , it is sad she was not given the chance. I read in an interview she was very disapointed she didn`t get the role .Janis would be so hard to play , but I really think she would have nailed it. With a good director, of course. A good bio-pic is so hard to make. I mean, look how that idiot Oliver Stone massacred The Doors !!! (5 years ago)
mjnyc - I`ve read that a biopic of her was in the works several years ago but was abandoned because the gal is inimitable. The strong emotion she projected in her songs is almost overwhelming. She was one of a kind. (6 years ago)
VAMPIRE_B - Have been a fan of Janis` since 1968.Looking for fellow hard core fan`s. (6 years ago)
oh_dear - Janis didn`t "go after" Jim on a tour either, Ashley. They met at a party once and although Janis was into him at first, she then got steamed at him being a drunken pig and left. To quote Paul Rothchild, "I had to say, `Jim, Janis doesn`t think it would be a good idea for you two to get together again.` And they never did. He was crushed." (6 years ago)
lygia_leonor - QUE ERIC CLAPTON O Q!?!? SHE NEVER DATED ERIC!!! (6 years ago)

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