Janis Joplin

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Birthday
19, 1943
Birthplace
Port Arthur, TX
Death Date
Oct 4, 1970 (27)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
19, 1943
Birthplace
Port Arthur, TX
Death Date
Oct 4, 1970 (27)

About

Icon of 1960s psychedelic rock known for her rough sound who released five charting singles during her four-year career, including "Me and Bobby McGee." She was found dead at the Landmark Motor Hotel in Hollywood, California by John Cooke, one of her road managers.

Before Fame

She briefly attended Lamar State College of Technology and the University of Texas at Austin, but didn't complete her education.

Trivia

Her legacy includes the anti-consumerism song "Mercedes Benz," as well as romantic songs like "Another Piece of My Heart."

Family Life

She had a younger sister named Laura Joplin and younger brother named Michael Joplin.

Associated With

Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and Jim Morrison were all rock performers who died at age 27.

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