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Janis Joplin

rock singer
Born: 1/19/1943
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas

Rock singer who is remembered for her passionate, wailing voice. She sang solo and with the blues-rock group Big Brother and the Holding Company and her recordings include “Piece of My Heart” (1968) and “Me and Bobby McGee” (1971). She died of a heroin overdose.

Died: 10/4/1970

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