janis joplin

February 27, 1971

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Today in 1971, Janis Joplin’s Pearl started a nine-week run at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart – five months after her [...]

November 16, 1969

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On this day in 1969, during a Janis Joplin concert in Tampa, Florida, a police officer tried to use a bullhorn to control a crowd that had left its seats and begun to move [...]

September 28, 1968

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Today in 1968, it was announced that Janis Joplin was leaving Big Brother and the Holding Company. The band’s manager, Albert Grossman, made the announcement. Also [...]

June 10, 1966

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On this day in 1966, Janis Joplin made her singing debut with Big Brother & the Holding Company at San Francisco’s Avalon [...]

April 2, 1970

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On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin got her tattoos (years before it would become fashionable). Joplin was tattooed by legendary artist Lyle Tuttle in his shop on Seventh [...]

March 15, 1969

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Today in 1969, Janis Joplin was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The cover called Joplin, who was at the height of her career, getting ready to perform at the [...]

October 4, 1970

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Today in 1970, Janis Joplin was found dead in her California hotel room. Joplin, who died of an accidental heroin overdose, was in the midst of a recording session. Her [...]
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