Dead Rock Stars 21: Janis Joplin

In another 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 Morrison, Janis always seemed destined to burn out rather than fade away. And when drugs, alcohol and self-esteem issues were added to an already volatile mix, sadly this proved all too true. And so, in October 1970, whilst recording her classic Pearl album in LA, Joplin would meet her maker after overdosing in a hotel room, and in doing so became part of the infamous 27 Club.

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