Janis Joplin |  Artist

Janis Joplin | Artist

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Janis Lyn Joplin aka "Pearl" was an American rock, soul and blues singer and songwriter born 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas. Joplin started singing folk and blues in high school and later at Lamar University Texas. In 1966 she moved to San Francisco and joined Psych-rock band Big Brother & The Holding Company, which was popular with the hippie community of Haight-Asbury. Janis played on Big Brother's eponymous first album and on the second, the masterpiece Cheap Thrills. She then split in 1968 and formed her own backing group The Full Tilt Boogie Band, with whom she recorded the classic albums I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! and Pearl, before dying in 1970 at the age of 27. Joplin was one of the most gifted and widely known female rock stars of her era and all her studio and live albums are superb.

Artist Website: janisjoplin.com

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Related Artists: Big Brother & The Holding Company