Janis Joplin
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1943-01-19
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Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was a US 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 ...

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Biography

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was a US 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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Me And Bobby McGee
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Big Brother & The Holding Company
Summertime
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Summertime Summertime Summertime Summertime
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Farewell Song (Live)
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Farewell Song (Live) Farewell Song (Live) Farewell Song (Live) Farewell Song (Live)
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Ball And Chain (Live)
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Ball And Chain (Live) Ball And Chain (Live) Ball And Chain (Live) Ball And Chain (Live)
Campbell, Brad, John Till, Janis Joplin, Sandra Crouch, Bobbye Hall, Ken Pearson, Bell, Richard & Clark Pierson
A Woman Left Lonely
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A Woman Left Lonely A Woman Left Lonely A Woman Left Lonely A Woman Left Lonely
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To Love Somebody
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To Love Somebody To Love Somebody To Love Somebody To Love Somebody
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Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)
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Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)
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As Good As You've Been To This World
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As Good As You've Been To This World As Good As You've Been To This World As Good As You've Been To This World As Good As You've Been To This World
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What Good Can Drinkin' Do
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What Good Can Drinkin' Do What Good Can Drinkin' Do What Good Can Drinkin' Do What Good Can Drinkin' Do
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Silver Threads And Golden Needles
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Silver Threads And Golden Needles Silver Threads And Golden Needles Silver Threads And Golden Needles Silver Threads And Golden Needles
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To Love Somebody (Live)
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To Love Somebody (Live) To Love Somebody (Live) To Love Somebody (Live) To Love Somebody (Live)
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Biography

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was a US 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".

Joplin was well known for her performing ability and was a multi instrumentalist. Her fans referred to her stage presence as "electric"; at the height of her career, she was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul". Known as "Pearl" among her friends, she was also a painter, dancer and music arranger. Rolling Stone ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004 and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

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