History Music / JanisJoplin

14th Dec '16 12:52:32 PM Xtifr
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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 Film/{{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 Film/{{Woodstock}}, along with her then backup band, the Kozmic Blues Band.
4th Oct '16 6:18:12 PM wyattte
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-->"Tomorrow never happens. It's all the same fucking day, man!"

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-->"Tomorrow -->''"Tomorrow never happens. It's all the same fucking day, man!"
man!"''



* BiTheWay: Janis had many male ''and'' female lovers.



* DueToTheDead: Early blues singer Bessie Smith was Janis' idol. When Janis discovered that Smith was buried in an unmarked grave, she got together with Smith's old housekeeper and paid for a proper tombstone to be put up.



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* OneManSong: ''Me And Bobby [=McGee=]''.
* ShortLivedBigImpact: A key player in women coming onto the rock scene; everyone from Paramore to Music/{{Pink}} owes something to this gal. She died at just age 27.

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* LadyDrunk: Southern Comfort whiskey was her drink of choice.
* OneManSong: ''Me "Me And Bobby [=McGee=]''.
[=McGee=]".
* ShortLivedBigImpact: A key player TheOneThatGotAway: Apparently [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]] was in women coming onto love with her, even (no, especially) after the rock scene; everyone from Paramore to Music/{{Pink}} owes something to this gal. She died at just age 27.GrievousBottleyHarm incident above. As you can probably guess, Janis didn't return those feelings, and Jim was crushed.
18th Jul '16 6:58:28 PM toongrrl1990
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** Didn't help she wasn't a conventional beauty or mind; in college, she was voted "Ugliest Man".
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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