The Day the Rock Star Died

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The Day the Rock Star Died: Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin
Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  Smooth/Arts  |  January 31, 2019

Janis Joplin was one of the most successful and widely known female rock stars of her era. After releasing three albums, she died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. Her fourth album, Pearl, was released in January 1971, just over three months after her death. It reached No.1 on the Billboard charts. The big-voiced, bluesy singer dominated the stage, forged her own path and paved the way for the female singers who followed.

Janis Joplin was one of the most successful and widely known female rock stars of her era. After releasing three albums, she died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. Her fourth album, Pearl, was released in January 1971, just over three months after her death. It reached No.1 on the Billboard charts. The big-voiced, bluesy singer dominated the stage, forged her own path and paved the way for the female singers who followed.

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