Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin Main

(January 19, 1943 – October 4 1970)

Janis Joplin was a blues vocalist in the 1960’s with an electric stage presence uninhibited vocal style and turbulent lifestyle that lead to a drug overdose that killed her in 1970.  Consistantly ranked as one of the greatest recording artists of all time she is considered the voice of a generation. Joplin had several relationships with women including an on again off again affair with Peggy Caserta while she was in San Fransisco. Caserta published a now out of print book about the affair titled  “Going Down With Janis.”