Did Janis Joplin sing the song the rose the version that was also sung by Bette Middler?
No, Janis died long before 1979 when the film was released. The song was written for the film. It would have been a cool song for her to sing though and even better duet.
No Janis never sang The Rose! It is a song that was wrote for a movie about JJ which originally was to be called Pearl which was JJ's nickname but her parents would not give permission to write about her and make the movie The original singer Bette Midler recorded the song which was written by Amanda McBroom in 1979 9 years after the death of Janis Joplin!!