Janis Joplin is perhaps one of the most iconic rock singers from the 1960’s.
Her raw, powerful voice is one of the most recognizable and incomparable, and it was on this day, January 19th, that she was born in Port Arthur, Texas, in 1943.
While Joplin was one of the most influential artists, like many rockstars she struggled with alcohol and drug addiction. On October 4th, 1970, her road manager found her dead of a heroin overdose in her hotel room. She would have been 74 today.
In honour of her and her music, I’ll share a video of her singing one of her signature covers, “Piece of My Heart.”
Happy Birthday Janis!
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