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Janis Joplin, born January 19, 1943, moved from her hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, to San Francisco, where she became famous as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was notorious as an alcoholic speed freak and occasional heroin user and frequently appeared with a bottle of Southern Comfort in her hands. She was found dead of an overdose of heroin and alcohol on October 4, 1970.
  • Big Brother and the Holding Company

    The official website of the band features the lost tapes of the band, with 12 previously unreleased tracks with Janis, biographies of the band members, and tour dates.

  • The Official Janis Joplin Site

    Maintained by the Janis Joplin estate, this site offers her biography, discography, and her concert dates from 1966 to 1970, and an overview of the singer's style.

  • Rock Hall: Janis Joplin

    The official profile page of Janis Joplin when she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

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