Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin
1943 - 1970

Janis Joplin  American Singer


Janis Lyn Joplin (/ˈdʒɒplɪn/; January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer-songwriter who first rose to fame in the mid 1960s as the lead singer of the psychedelic/acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo ...

Confirmed Relationships8
Longest Relationship9 mths
Average Relationship Length1 mth
Rumored Relationships9
First Name Janis
Middle Name Lyn
Maiden Name Joplin
Full Name at Birth Janis Lyn Joplin
Alternative Name Pearl
Age 27 (age at death) years
Birthday 19th January, 1943
Birthplace Port Arthur, Texas
Died 4th October, 1970
Place of Death Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death Accidental Drug overdose
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Long brown flowing hair
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Bisexual
Religion Atheist
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Thomas Jefferson High School, Port Arthur, TX (1960)
University University of Texas at Austin (early 1960s), Lamar State College
Occupation Text Singer, Songwriter
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Woodstock
Music Genre (Text) Blues Rock, Soul, Psychedelic Rock, Acid Rock, Country, Jazz Blues, Psychedelic Soul, Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock
Music Genre Rock, Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1962–1970, 1962–70
Music Style Blues-Rock, Album Rock, Hard Rock
Music Mood Cathartic, Bravado, Greasy, Visceral, Rowdy, Rousing, Passionate, Intense, Gritty, Warm, Reckless, Brash, Rollicking, Bittersweet, Freewheeling, Rambunctious, Raucous, Sexual, Confident, Street-Smart, Confrontational
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, Guitar, Autoharp, Harmonica, Piano, Percussion
Record Label Columbia
Associated Acts Big Brother and the Holding Company, Kozmic Blues Band, Full Tilt Boogie Band, Grateful Dead, Kris Kristofferson
Official Websites www.officialjanis.com, www.nndb.com/people/212/000022146/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=555, http://www.officialjanis.com/
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oscardJul 29, 2011

No one has ever come close to or ever will come close to Janis J. I think it is not known really if she was ever really in a real long relationship with anyone.

di7234241109Aug 30, 2010

sadly missed

VyvienneMar 24, 2010

She had a relationship with Cohen-thats defo more than an encounter!She was never with Robert Plant -he was intrigued by her.as he was with Joni Mitchell.but thats all.Live on Forever JJ xox

chuck jarvieJan 23, 2010

love you Janis

Harrison_s_1_fanSep 8, 2009

Right on Kelsey! As for the rest of you, unless you knew her personally, how would you know who she did or did not date?

lauraJul 21, 2009

I have been hearing for sooooooooooo long about a bio-pic. The first time was probably around 20 years ago. Even then, I thought the perfect actress to portray her would be Lily Taylor. Then I heard she was asked to play her. Lily mildly even resembles Janis. Lily has a certain rawness as an actress. She would be the perfect choice. After all these years, they have made no headway. I learned later, Lily was definetly interested, and supposedly they`ve completely ruled her out. She is a very underated actress, and as a huge fan of hers , it is sad she was not given the chance. I read in an interview she was very disapointed she didn`t get the role .Janis would be so hard to play , but I really think she would have nailed it. With a good director, of course. A good bio-pic is so hard to make. I mean, look how that idiot Oliver Stone massacred The Doors !!!

mjnycMar 30, 2009

I`ve read that a biopic of her was in the works several years ago but was abandoned because the gal is inimitable. The strong emotion she projected in her songs is almost overwhelming. She was one of a kind.

VAMPIRE_BAug 21, 2008

Have been a fan of Janis` since 1968.Looking for fellow hard core fan`s.

oh_dearJul 21, 2008

Janis didn`t "go after" Jim on a tour either, Ashley. They met at a party once and although Janis was into him at first, she then got steamed at him being a drunken pig and left. To quote Paul Rothchild, "I had to say, `Jim, Janis doesn`t think it would be a good idea for you two to get together again.` And they never did. He was crushed."

lygia_leonorJul 9, 2008


Sharon DJul 8, 2008

This entry is incorrect!

kojakMar 18, 2008

Joplin never dated Clapton or Hendrix.

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