History Music / JanisJoplin

3rd Apr '15 12:43:11 PM TitoMosquito
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* OneManSong: ''Me And Bobby McGee''.

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* OneManSong: ''Me And Bobby McGee''.[=McGee=]''.
11th Jan '15 5:24:38 AM Patachou
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Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was a singer and songwriter who achieved stardom in the late [[TheSixties 1960s]] as a vocalist for psychedelic rock outfit Big Brother & The Holding Company. She's famed for her raspy, blues-influenced vocal style, as well as hits like "Piece of My Heart", "Summertime" and "Me & Bobby [=McGee=]". She was also one of the performers at Monterey and the original {{Woodstock}}, along with her then backup band, the Kozmic Blues Band.

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Janis Joplin '''Janis Joplin''' (1943-1970) was a singer and songwriter who achieved stardom in the late [[TheSixties 1960s]] as a vocalist for psychedelic rock outfit Big Brother & The Holding Company. She's famed for her raspy, blues-influenced vocal style, as well as hits like "Piece of My Heart", "Summertime" and "Me & Bobby [=McGee=]". She was also one of the performers at Monterey and the original {{Woodstock}}, Film/{{Woodstock}}, along with her then backup band, the Kozmic Blues Band.



* ShoutOut: The line ''I met a girl who sang the blues'' in Don [=McLean=]'s "American Pie" is supposedly about her.
** [[Music/LeonardCohen Leonard Cohen's]] "Chelsea Hotel #2" is ''definitely'' about her.

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* ShoutOut: The line ''I met a girl who sang the blues'' in Don [=McLean=]'s "American Pie" Music/DonMcLean's ''Music/AmericanPie'' is supposedly about her.
** [[Music/LeonardCohen Leonard Cohen's]] "Chelsea Hotel #2" from ''Music/NewSkinForTheOldCeremony'' is ''definitely'' about her.
2nd Jan '15 5:27:56 PM DavidDelony
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* TheFunInFuneral: She left her friends $2,500 in her will to "have a ball after I'm gone."
13th Sep '14 1:33:19 PM Patachou
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* OneManSong: ''Me And Bobby McGee''.
23rd Aug '14 12:42:55 PM Patachou
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On the morning of October 4, 1970, Janis was found dead in her hotel room in Los Angeles, having succumbed to a heroin overdose, just before she could finish work on her album ''Pearl''.

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On the morning of October 4, 1970, Janis was found dead in her hotel room in Los Angeles, having succumbed to a heroin overdose, just before she could finish work on her album ''Pearl''.
''Pearl''. She was just 27 and died only a week after Music/JimiHendrix passed away at the same age, also from drug-related causes.



* ''Cheap Thrills'' (1968)

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* ''Cheap Thrills'' ''Music/CheapThrills'' (1968)



* ShortLivedBigImpact: A key player in women coming onto the rock scene; everyone from Paramore to P!nk owes something to this gal. She died at just age 27.

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* ShortLivedBigImpact: A key player in women coming onto the rock scene; everyone from Paramore to P!nk Music/{{Pink}} owes something to this gal. She died at just age 27.
29th Jun '14 8:42:14 PM emilyaum
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* KidsAreCruel: She was bullied relentlessly as a child (to the point that she didn't make any friends until high-school, and even then, there were only a few) simply because she didn't hate black people.
5th Mar '14 2:34:45 AM Silverblade2
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* CoveredUp: Three of her biggest hits, "Piece of My Heart", "Cry Baby", and "Me and Bobby Mcgee", were covers. (As was her more modest hit, "Ball and Chain".)
* DownerEnding: Her death at 27.



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18th Jan '14 12:40:48 AM BFisch
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* Covered Up: Three of her biggest hits, "Piece of My Heart", "Cry Baby", and "Me and Bobby Mcgee", were covers. (As was her more modest hit, "Ball and Chain".)

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* Covered Up: CoveredUp: Three of her biggest hits, "Piece of My Heart", "Cry Baby", and "Me and Bobby Mcgee", were covers. (As was her more modest hit, "Ball and Chain".)
18th Jan '14 12:40:21 AM BFisch
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* Covered Up: Three of her biggest hits, "Piece of My Heart", "Cry Baby", and "Me and Bobby Mcgee", were covers. (As was her more modest hit, "Ball and Chain".)
2nd Dec '13 12:26:34 AM JIKTV
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