The Life and Career of Janis Joplin
Born January 19, 1943, Janis Joplin was an American singer-songwriter who got her breakthrough as lead vocalist of Big Brother and the Holding Company but later made a name for herself as a solo artist. Though she passed away at the young age of 27 on October 4, 1970 from a drug overdose, Joplin still managed to find success in the late 1960's, an era of rock music that was considered mostly male-dominated. She is consistently considered one of the greatest artists of all time. In this video, WatchMojo.com takes a look at the life and career of singer-songwriter, Janis Joplin, whose music and legacy still inspire people to this day.