That voice - high, husky, earthy, explosive - remains among the most distinctive and galvanizing in rock history. But Janis Joplin didn't merely possess a great instrument; she threw herself into every syllable, testifying from the very core of her being.
Deservedly many see Janis as the Queen of Rock & Roll. Rolling Stone voted her the 47th greatest artist in rock and she is ranked as #3 of the 100 greatest women in Rock & Roll history. Born on January 19, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas she would have been 72 today.
Rock on Janis!