About this star

  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 04 Nov 2013
  • Address:
    The Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 209th
    Monthly Average: 198th
  • Notes: Selected for 2013 - Posthumously, the 2,510th

Janis Joplin


Janis Joplin in 1969

Janis Lyn Joplin (/ˈdʒɒplɪn/; January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer considered the premier female blues vocalist of the Sixties; her raw, powerful and uninhibited singing style, combined with her turbulent and emotional lifestyle, made her one of the biggest female stars in her lifetime. She died of a drug overdose in 1970 after releasing only four albums.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Janis Lyn Joplin
  • Also known as: Pearl
  • Born: January 19, 1943 Port Arthur , Texas, U.S.
  • Died: October 4, 1970 (aged 27) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Genres: Psychedelic rock blues rock psychedelic soul
  • Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter
  • Instruments: Vocals guitar
  • Years active: 1962–70
  • Labels: Columbia
  • Associated acts: Big Brother and the Holding Company Kozmic Blues Band Full Tilt Boogie Band Grateful Dead Kris Kristofferson
  • Website: www.janisjoplin.com

Read more about Janis Joplin at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Variety, 2020-03-03 19:46:41
Two rock ‘n’ roll homes owned by music magnate Jeffrey Jampol, best-known for managing the assets of rock legends like Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and the Ramones, have popped up on the market. Though the houses feature different architectural styles, they both share a quintessential California vibe, with wide open ...

The life and music of Janis Joplin
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-10-20 13:53:54
A new book about the rock and blues singer presents a portrait of a gifted, complex and challenging artist who became an iconic trailblazer during her 27 years. Anthony Mason talks with music journalist Holly George-Warren about her biography, "Janis: Her Life and Music."

How Janis Joplin became America's first female rock star
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-10-20 13:50:11
A new biography about the rock and blues singer, "Janis: Her Life and Music," presents a portrait of a gifted, complex and challenging artist who became an iconic trailblazer during her brief 27 years

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