Janis Joplin

Jan 19, 1943
Port Arthur, TX, USA

Bio: Influences included musical icons Leadbelly, Odetta and Bessie Smith, for whom Joplin provided a headstone 33 years after the blues great's death. An outcast in both high school and college who was frequently targeted for ridicule and torment. Pre-fame, occasionally performed with future Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. Broke through with Big… More

Janis Joplin Videos

2 minutes 3 seconds
Monterey Pop
3 minutes 37 seconds
Janis: Little Girl Blue
1 minutes 20 seconds

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