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TheDailyBeast: The Curse of 27

Janis Joplin, 1943 - 1970

Janis Joplin rose to fame as a member of Big Brother and the Holding Company, and secured her icon status during her brief solo career. She was known as The Queen of Rock and Roll and The Queen of Psychedelic Soul during her career. Joplin was found dead from a heroin overdose on October 4, 1970, in a Los Angeles motel room.

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