Janis Joplin
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1943-01-19
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Janis Joplin Biography (Wikipedia)

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an influential American singer of the 1960s; her raw, powerful and uninhibited singing style, combined with her turbulent and emotional lifestyle, made her one of the biggest female stars in her lifetime. She died of an accidental drug overdose in 1970, aged 27, after releasing three albums. A fourth album, Pearl, was released a little more than three months after her death, reaching number 1 on the charts.

Joplin rose to fame in 1967 during an appearance at Monterey Pop Festival, as the lead singer of the then little-known San Francisco psychedelic rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company. After releasing two albums with the band, she left Big Brother to continue as a solo artist with her own backing groups, first the Kozmic Blues Band and then the Full Tilt Boogie Band. She appeared at the Woodstock festival and the Festival Express train tour. Five singles by Joplin went into the Billboard Top 100, including "Me and Bobby McGee", which reached number 1 in March 1971. Her most popular songs include: "Piece of My Heart"; "Cry Baby"; "Down on Me"; "Ball 'n' Chain"; "Summertime"; and "Mercedes Benz", the final song she recorded.

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Me And Bobby McGee
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Me And Bobby McGee
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Take A Little Piece Of My Heart
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Take A Little Piece Of My Heart
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Piece Of My Heart
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Piece Of My Heart
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Kozmic Blues
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Kozmic Blues
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Flower In The Sun - Carousel Ballroon, San Francisco1968
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Flower In The Sun - Carousel Ballroon, San Francisco1968
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Summertime (Live At Woodstock)
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Summertime (Live At Woodstock)
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Cry Baby
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Cry Baby
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Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
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Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
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A Woman Left Lonely
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A Woman Left Lonely
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A Woman Left Lonely
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A Woman Left Lonely
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Little Girl Blue
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Little Girl Blue
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What Good Can Drinkin' Do (Live)
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What Good Can Drinkin' Do (Live)
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Trust Me
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Trust Me
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Half Moon
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Half Moon
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Tell Mama (Live)
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Tell Mama (Live)
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