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Janis Joplin

Also known as

Joplin, Janis, Janis Joplin (w, Janis Lyn Joplin, Janis Joplin, janis_joplin

Musical genres

Psychedelic rock, Blues, Hard rock, Acid rock, Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music, Country, Soul music

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer and songwriter from Port Arthur, Texas. As a youth Joplin was ridiculed by her fellow students due to her unconventional appearance and personal beliefs, she later sang about her experience at school through her song "Ego Rock".
Early in her life, Joplin cultivated a rebellious and unconventional lifestyle, becoming a beatnik poet. She began her singing career as a folk and blues singer in San Francisco, playing clubs and bars with her guitar and auto-harp. A heavy drinker all of her life, her favorite drink was Southern Comfort.
Joplin first rose to prominence 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 more soulful and bluesy backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band. She was one of the more popular acts at the Monterey Pop Festival and later became one of the major attractions to the Woodstock festival.
Janis Joplin only charted five singles in her life but her hits and other popular songs from throughout her short four year career include "Down On Me", "Bye, Bye Baby", "Coo

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  • Big Brother and the Holding Company
  • Full Tilt Boogie Band
  • Grateful Dead & Janis Joplin
  • Kozmic Blues Band
  • Pearl (1971)
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