Janis Joplin in 1970
|Birth name||Janis Lyn Joplin|
|Born||January 19, 1943|
Port Arthur, Texas, U.S.
|Died||October 4, 1970 (aged 27)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Genres||Blues-rock, psychedelic rock, acid rock, hard rock|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, arranger|
|Associated acts||Big Brother & the Holding Company|
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 as a solo artist. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Joplin #46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Her vocal range was mezzo-soprano.
She died in Los Angeles, California of an accidental overdose of heroin at the age of 27.
- Big Brother and the Holding Company
- Kozmic Blues Band
- Full Tilt Boogie
- Big Brother & the Holding Company / Full Tilt Boogie
- Later collections
|Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits
||ASIN B00000K2W1, 7x Multi-Platinum RIAA
||2 discs, Gold RIAA
||3 discs - ASIN: B00000286P
|18 Essential Songs
||ASIN: B000002B1A, Gold RIAA
|Live at Woodstock: August 19, 1969
|Box of Pearls
||5 Discs - ASIN: B0009YNSK6
|Essential Janis Joplin
|Very Best of Janis Joplin