JANIS JOPLIN Biography - Musicians


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Name: Janis Joplin                                                               
Birth name: Janis Lyn Joplin                                                     
Born: 19 January 1943 Port Arthur, Texas, U.S.                                   
Died: 4 October 1970 Los Angeles, California, U.S.                               
Genre(s): Psychedelic rock, acid rock, blues-rock, hard rock                     
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, arranger                                       
Instrument(s): Vocals, guitar, maracas                                           
Years active 1963 - 1970                                                         
Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) was an American singer,     
songwriter, and music arranger, from Port Arthur, Texas. She rose to prominence   
in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company, and 
later a solo career. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Joplin #46 on their   
list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Her career continued until her     
death in Los Angeles, California of a drug overdose, at the age of 27.