32 Facts About Janis Joplin

1. Janis Joplin had died the day before from an overdose of heroin.

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2. Janis Joplin was born January 19, 1943, in Port Arthur, Texas.

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3. Janis Joplin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

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4. In 1970, on April 4, Janis Joplin performed with Big Brother and the Holding Company for a reunion concert in San Francisco, but she was in the process of forming a new band that would be called the Full Tilt Boogie Band.

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5. Janis Joplin was one of the most popular and influential female singers to emerge from the West Coast "counterculture" that thrived in the mid—to late-1960s.

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6. Janis Joplin had several songs make the US Hot 100 and the US Top 200.

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7. On November 4, 2013, Janis Joplin received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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8. Janis Joplin died on October 4, 1970, from an accidental heroin overdose inside of the Landmark Hotel in Hollywood.

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9. In 1970, Janis Joplin joined the Grateful Dead and several hit artists for the Festival Express railroad tour in Canada.

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10. Janis Joplin skyrocketed into a superstar due to her electrifying performances.

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11. Janis Joplin temporarily went back to Texas, but she could not resist the urge to move back to California in 1966.

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12. Janis Joplin failed in San Francisco to gain ground as a singer.

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13. Janis Joplin ended up in the famous Haight Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco where she met up with guitarist Jorma Kaukonen.

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14. Janis Joplin went on to attend college for a short time in Beaumont and Austin.

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15. Janis Joplin eventually found some guys that shared her passion for music.

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16. Janis Joplin decided to rebel against the social norms for women.

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17. Janis Joplin is one of the most influential legends of rock and roll.

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18. Janis Joplin was inspired by legendary blues vocalists Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey and Odetta, an early leading figure in the folk music movement.

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19. Janis Joplin eventually developed a group of guy friends who shared her interest in music and the Beat Generation, which rejected the standard norms and emphasized creative expression.

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20. Janis Joplin died Oct 4, 1970 of a drug and alcohol overdose.

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21. On November 4, 2013, Janis Joplin was awarded with the 2,510th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the music industry.

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22. In 1995, Janis Joplin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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23. Janis Joplin was cremated at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary in Los Angeles, California, and her ashes were scattered from a plane into the Pacific Ocean.

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24. Janis Joplin was not interested in experimenting with hard drugs.

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25. Janis Joplin learned of Caserta's presence at the Landmark from a heroin dealer who made deliveries there.

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26. Janis Joplin checked into the Landmark Motor Hotel in Hollywood on August 24, 1970, near Sunset Sound Recorders, where she began rehearsing and recording her album.

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27. Janis Joplin took a more active role in putting together the Full Tilt Boogie Band than she did with her prior group.

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28. Janis Joplin tried law school, but when he met Janis he was taking time off.

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29. In February 1970, Janis Joplin traveled to Brazil, where she stopped her drug and alcohol use.

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30. Janis Joplin became engaged to Peter de Blanc in the fall of 1965.

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31. In May 1965, Janis Joplin's friends in San Francisco, noticing the detrimental effects on her from regularly injecting methamphetamine, persuaded her to return to Port Arthur.

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32. Janis Joplin cultivated a rebellious manner and styled herself partly after her female blues heroines and partly after the Beat poets.

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