10 Things You Need To Know About Janis Joplin

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Janis Joplin was born on 19 January, 1943, in Texas, U.S. Her real name was Janis Lyn Joplin.


She became overweight during high school, due to which other kids used to taunt her by calling her names like "pig," "freak," "nigger lover," or "cr*ep.


Joplin started singing blues & folk music with her school friends at Thomas Jefferson High School.


She was one of the most successful singers & rock performers of her time. She has sold over 31 million albums globally.


As a lead singer, her first studio album, "Big Brother & the Holding Company," was released in 1967.


On 11 January, 1971, Janis Joplin's 2nd & final solo album, "Pearl," was released after three months of her death.


Her album "Pearl" reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA.


She was also a talented painter and poet. She made around 20-25 paintings during her lifetime.


In 1955, Janis Joplin was posthumously inducted into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."


 On 4 October, 1970, Janis Joplin died due to an overdose of heroin. At the time, she was just 27 years old.

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