Born in 1943, during the second world war, Janis Joplin grew up to be one of the greatest blues rock singers ever to emerge with a perfectly soulful voice that won over critical praise and millions of fans. She was one of the greatest singers of the late 60’s, where her career was sadly cut short by a heroin overdose from a deadly batch of heroin that had killed others the same week of early October in 1970. One of the biggest breaks for Janis Joplin was as lead singer for Big Brother And The Holding Company, which were promoted in concerts sponsored by the San Francisco Chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, where Sonny Barger and some others were huge music fans and also helped The Grateful Dead and others with their careers with sponsored concert events.
With some notable TV appearances such as on Dick Cavett and other television, Janis Joplin was a true rising star. She was also a symbol of the 60’s rebellion, embraced as a counter-culture hero, who left behind a few nude photos, sometimes as a sign of rebellion, other times for other reasons. She was also one of the early fairly open bisexual performers of the era, but she was also the boyfriend of fellow singer, Country Joe McDonald for a time as well.