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Janis Lyn Joplin

Also Known As: "Pearl"
Birthplace: Port Arthur, TX, USA
Death: Died in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Cause of death: Accidental overdose of heroin and alcohol
Place of Burial: Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Seth Ward Joplin and Dorothy Bonita Joplin
Sister of <private> Joplin and <private> Joplin

Occupation: Entertainment
Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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About Janis Joplin

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer, songwriter and music arranger. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company and later as a solo artist. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004, and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.



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Janis Joplin's Timeline

January 19, 1943
Port Arthur, TX, USA
October 4, 1970
Age 27
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean