Janis Joplin

Singer-songwriter / Composer / Musician / Guitarist | * 01/19/1943 († 27, 10/04/1970) | Port Arthur, Texas, Stati Uniti
Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer-songwriter who sang rock, soul and blues music. One of the most successful and widely known rock stars of her era, she was noted for her powerful mezzo-soprano vocals and "electric" stage presence. In 1967, Joplin rose to fame following an appearance at Monterey Pop Festival, where she was the lead singer of the then little-known San Francisco psychedelic rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company. After releasing two albums with the band, she left Big Brother to continue as a solo artist with her own backing groups, first the Kozmic Blues Band and then the Full Tilt Boogie Band. She appeared at the Woodstock festival and the Festival Express train tour. Five singles by Joplin reached the Billboard Hot 100, including a cover of the Kris Kristofferson song "Me and Bobby McGee", which reached number one in March 1971. Her most popular songs include her cover versions of "Piece of My Heart", "Cr... ()
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Janis Lyn Joplin 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, aged 27, after releasing three albums. A fourth album, Pearl, was released a little more than three months after her death, reaching number 1 on the charts.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Music | History

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Awards & Nominations for Janis Joplin

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Movies with Janis Joplin as Actress(16)

as Herself (archive footage)2018 27: Gone Too Soon
as Ela mesma (Imagens de arquivo)2017 Serguei - O Último Psicodélico
as Herself (archival footage)2015 Janis: Little Girl Blue
as Self - Musician (archive footage)2013 Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin'
as herself2010 Love, Janis
as herself2003 Festival Express
as herself1994 Woodstock Diary
as Herself (archive footage)1987 Jimi Plays Monterey
as herself1974 Janis
as herself1970 Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!
as herself1970 Woodstock
as Herself (uncredited)1968 Petulia
as herself1968 Monterey Pop

TV Shows/Series with Janis Joplin as Actress(2)

Movies with Janis Joplin as Crew(1)

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Janis Lyn Joplin
Born: Tuesday, 01/19 1943 (January) in Port Arthur
Died: Sunday, 10/04 1970 (October) in Hollywood (aged: 27)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Texas at Austin, Lamar University
Member of: 27 Club
Record Label: Columbia Records, Mainstream Records
Other names for Janis Joplin (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Janis Lyn Joplin"
"Janis Lyn Joplines"
"Pearl" (Nickname)
Janis Joplin frequently works together with these people:
D. A. Pennebaker (9x, Crew)
Jimi Hendrix (6x, Actor)
Albert Maysles (6x, Crew)
Nick Doob (4x, Crew)
Roger Murphy (4x, Crew)
Michael Wadleigh (4x, Crew)
Barry Feinstein (4x, Crew)
Richard Leacock (4x, Crew)
Amy Berg (3x, Crew)
Dick Cavett (3x, Actor)
Jerry Garcia (3x, Actor)
Cyd Charisse (2x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:617074, Added: 10/21/2018, Last updated: 01/10/2021