Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin

American musician
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Janis Joplin

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 known for her powerful mezzo-soprano vocals and "electric" stage presence.

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Full name at birth
Janis Lyn Joplin
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Claim to fame
Woodstock
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Date of birth
19 January 1943
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Place of birth
Port Arthur, Texas, USA
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Date of death
4 October 1970
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Age
27 (age at death)
Place of death
Los Angeles, California, USA
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Cause of death
Heroin Overdose
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Resting place
Cremated; ashes scattered into the Pacific Ocean
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Occupation
Singer, Songwriter
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Height
5' 7" (170 cm)
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Distinctive feature
Long brown flowing hair
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Net worth
$5,000,000 USD
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High school
Thomas Jefferson High School, Port Arthur, TX (1960)
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University
  • University of Texas at Austin (early 1960s)
  • Lamar State College
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Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.
  • Born in Port Arthur, Texas, USA
  • The Landmark Motor Hotel, on Franklin Ave. in Hollywood, where she died in 1970 is now known as the Highland Gardens Hotel (October 2008).
  • Is portrayed by Zooey Deschanel in Gospel According to Janis (2010).
  • Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen penned "Chelsea Hotel #2" about her.
  • Was high school classmates, in Port Arthur, with former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson, who gave her her nickname of "Beat Weeds".

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