About this star

  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 04 Nov 2013
  • Address:
    The Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 159th
    Monthly Average: 154th
  • 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

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