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English Singer Janis Joplin
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Janis Joplin, whose full name is Janis Lyn Joplin, was a vocalist and a songwriter of the rock genre. She was born in Port Arthur, Texas, United States of America on January 19, 1943. Her mother, Dorothy Bonita East, worked in a college while Janis' father, Seth Ward Joplin, was an engineer.

Her family also consisted of one sister and brother named Laura and Michael. While she was alive, she had several fans. Among all their children, Dorothy and Seth were more concerned about Janis. She studied at Thomas Jefferson High School, Lamar State College of Technology, Beaumont, Texas, and briefly attended the University of Texas at Austin.

While in school, Janis had skin and weight issues and others would bully her for it. As a result, she had problems fitting in with them and became friends with a group of outcasts, who introduced her to music.

Janis recorded her first song named What Good Can Drinkin' Do while studying at the University of Texas. After What Good Can Drinkin' Do, she sang numerous songs with Jorma Kaukonen. However, between 1963 and 1965, Janis spent some time in prison due to her shoplifting habits and also got hooked on drugs.

She later joined the Big Brother Click to look into! >> Read More... and the Holding Company. Janis worked and performed with them at different venues to full houses. However, few years down the line she separated from the Big Brother and the Holding Company and embarked on a solo career.

Some of her hits are The Woodstock Experience, Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968, I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!, Cheap Thrills Click to look into! >> Read More... , and much more. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked her at the forty-sixth position on 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list. Janis was a rebel, and her fashion was an extension of her personality.

Janis dated an array of men like Peter de Blanc, David (George) Niehaus, Country Joe McDonald, Seth Morgan, and Kris Kristofferson. Besides men, she also dated women like Jae Whitaker, Peggy Caserta, and others.

However, most of these relationships failed because of Janis' philandering ways and her addiction to drugs. On October 4, 1970, Paul Rothchild found her dead body. She died due to the heroin overdose. The announcement of her demise appalled fans across the orb since she was very young and happened to die just a few days after Jimi Hendrix's death.

Janis' publicist has written a novel on her named Buried Alive: The Biography of Janis Joplin. Amy J. Berg documented her life in Janis: Little Girl Blue.


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