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Janis Joplin

Born: 
01/19/1943
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Died: 
10/04/1970
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Years Active: 
1962-1970
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Janis Lyn Joplin was an American singer-songwriter. Joplin first rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of the psychedelic-acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist with her more soulful and bluesy backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band.