Dead Rock Stars 21: Janis Joplin

In this thrilling episode of the podcast, Mick and Joel take a deep dive into the fast life and times of the finest female rock singer of them all - Janis Joplin. From being a troubled Texan teenager to the hit sensation at the 1967 Monterey pop festival, and a peer of Jimi Hendrix, Grace Slick and Jim Morrisson, Janis always seemed destined to burn out rather than fade away. And when drugs, alcohol and self esteem issues were added to the volatile mix, any sense of her potent potential being parlous proved true. In October 1970, whilst recording her classic Pearl album, Joplin would overdose in an LA hotel room, and find herself with a posthumous hit album, but also now part of the infamous 27 Club.

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