Janis Joplin

Janis Lyn Joplin (1943 - 1970)

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Janis Lyn "Pearl" Joplin
Born in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas, USAmap
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Sister of [private sister (unknown - unknown)] and [private brother (unknown - unknown)]
Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USAmap
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Profile last modified 13 Dec 2019 | Created 14 May 2014
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Janis Joplin is Notable.

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Janis Lyn Joplin was an American singer-songwriter who first rose to fame in the late 1960s as the lead singer of the psychedelic-acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist with her own backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band. She was one of the more popular acts at the Monterey Pop Festival and later became one of the major attractions to the Woodstock festival and the Festival Express train tour. Joplin charted five singles, and other popular songs from her four-year solo career include "Down on Me", "Summertime", "Piece of My Heart", "Ball 'n' Chain", "Maybe", "To Love Somebody", "Kozmic Blues", "Work Me, Lord", "Cry Baby", "Mercedes Benz", and her only number one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee".

Joplin was well known for her performing abilities, and her fans referred to her stage presence as "electric". At the height of her career, she was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul," and became known as Pearl among her friends. She was also a painter, dancer and music arranger. Rolling Stone ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004, and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.



  • California death index 1940-1997; "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPCD-S3Y : 26 November 2014), Janis L Joplin, 04 Oct 1970; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5W-1MYT : accessed 21 August 2019), Janis Joplin in entry for Seth Ward Joplin, Texas, United States, 22 May 1987; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing , born-digital text.

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Janis & I are 5th Cousins as we have the same GGGGG-Grandfather!
posted by Janis (Joseph) Denison
I like the profile page! Turns out Janis and I are 11th cousins! I did a research paper on her in grad school. It was o interesting!

Thanks for creating it!

posted by Sara Rice

Janis is 16 degrees from Peter Roberts, 14 degrees from Emma Smith and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.