Janis Lyn Joplin was an American rock singer. She was born on January 19, 1943, in Port Arthur, Texas, and died on October 4, 1970 (aged 27) in Los Angeles, California.
Joplin was lead singer for Big Brother and the Holding Company, and other bands. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Her only #1 single was "Me and Bobby McGee".
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