Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin was a singer-songwriter and music arranger inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her music success earned her a Grammy Life Time Achievement Award. Joplin struggled with drugs and alcohol most of her career. She finally lost the battle and died October 4, 1970 of a drug overdose. All questions about her life and career can be found here.

454 Questions

Is Joplin Mo Named after Janis Joplin?

No. Joplin, Missouri was founded over 80 years before Janis Joplin was born. The city got its name from a nearby creek, which was in turn named after Reverend Harris G. Joplin.

What Otis Redding song did Janis Joplin sing at Woodstock?

Can't Turn You Loose ... released as a single in 1965 and on the album Live in Europe in 1967.

When did Janis Joplin die?

Janis Joplin died on October 4, 1970 at the age of 27.

Did Janis Joplin ever sing the Rose?

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!!

Did Janis Joplin ever sing 'Son of a Preacher Man'?

She may have performed this song but its originally a song by Dusty Springfield.

No hun who ever wrote that she did has no knowledge of musical history. Janis DID not sing Son of a Preacher Man.

She also did not sing

- The Rose

- Entertainer

- White Rabbit

- Brand New Key

- Ragtime

- Leaving on a Jet Plane

- Scarlet Begonias

There is a song making the rounds purporting to be Janis singing the song "Scarlet Begonias" with the Grateful Dead. She never sang with the Dead. However the song in question is the Grateful Dead and is from their "Dick's Picks" series of music CDs, volume 6, disc 2 of 3, recorded live on 1983-10-14 at the Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Ct.

And never recorded with Bob Dylan. There is also another song out there claiming to be sung by: Hendrix, Joplin, and Morrison but they never sang together.

I found this:


You said..

"She never sang with the Dead."

Rock-n-roll Festival Express, she did sing along side of the Greatful Dead.

From June 28 to July 4, 1970, Joplin and Full Tilt joined the all-star Festival Express tour through Canada, performing alongside the Grateful Dead, Delaney and Bonnie, Rick Danko and The Band, Eric Andersen and Ian and Sylvia.[6] They played concerts in Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary.


Did Janis Joplin have any kid's?

No, Janis Joplin had many lovers but never became pregnant.

Did Janis Joplin die on stage in a concert in Florida?

no, she died in her hotel room in California. the official cause of death was a drug overdose on heroin.

Did Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin ever play in the same band?

i don't know for sure, but they both performed in the same place once.

What did Janis Joplin contribute to society?

A fantastic voice with soul and she put it out for all to see (and love).

Did Janis Joplin have any children?

No, Janis Joplin did not have any children.

What drugs did Janis Joplin take?

Janis Joplin took a lot of drugs during her short life. Speed, LSD< and marijuana were some drugs she did. Heroin was another drug. She died from an overdose of Heroin.

Did Janis Joplin have any mental illnesses?

She was addicted to drugs, which some can consider a mental illness, there are plenty of drug addicts in the mental hospitals. Miss Joplin, sadly, had no religious background of any kind, and there were no religious trappings, even crosses at her funeral. She may have been bisexual as well.

A bit more:

While drug addiction is a disease, it is not typically considered a "mental illness". As for her not having a "religious background of any kind", that is not a mental illness, it's a lifestyle choice; it comes under our American freedoms - freedom of religion (or lack thereof).

And, while I am a Christian, I can still honestly say that if not being "religious" were a form of mental illness, there wouldn't be enough mental hospitals in the world to treat everyone who doesn't believe in God. As for there being "no religious trappings, even crosses at her funeral" - what?

And, while there is no proof "she may have been bisexual", even if she had been bisexual, that is not a mental illness, either.

How did Janis Joplin die?

She died from a heroin overdose.

Did Janis Joplin die with syphilis?

Janis Joplin died because of a heroïn overdose. Scott Joplin contracted syphilis which resulted in his death.

Did Janis Joplin record leaving on a jet plane?

Janis Joplin never recorded Leavin' On a Jet Plane. There's a song on You Tube that people claim to be her but it isn't. John Denver, Peter Paul & Mary, and others have recorded it.

Did Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin play in Seattle?

Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin both performed in Seattle. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and the Steve Miller Band Sicks Stadium, Seattle, July 26, 1970. Eat your hearts out! It was Jimi's last visit home to Seattle. Jimi and Janis would both die a few months later, both 27 years old. Reference:

Jimi and Janis were NOT on the same Seattle 1970 concert. Joplin's show was in July 5th, a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Hendrix was July 26th, a raining Sunday in Seattle. I was a both shows.