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Janis Joplin

1943 - 1970

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Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer. One of the most successful and widely known rock performers of her era, she was noted for her powerful mezzo-soprano vocals and "electric" stage presence.In 1967, Joplin rose to prominence following an appearance at Monterey Pop Festival, where she was the lead singer of the then little-known San Francisco psychedelic rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company. After releasing two albums with the band, she left Big Brother to continue as a solo artist with her own backing groups, first the Kozmic Blues Band and then the Full Tilt Boogie Band. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Janis Joplin has received more than 17,998,731 page views. Her biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Janis Joplin is the 5th most popular singer, the 40th most popular biography from United States (up from 47th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Singer.

Janis Joplin was a singer and songwriter who is most famous for her work with Big Brother and the Holding Company.

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Among singers, Janis Joplin ranks 5 out of 3,528Before her are Elvis Presley, Édith Piaf, Aretha Franklin, and Cher. After her are Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Charles Aznavour, Dalida, Tina Turner, and Frank Sinatra.

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Among people born in 1943, Janis Joplin ranks 2Before her is Robert De Niro. After her are John Major, Lech Wałęsa, Julio Iglesias, Jim Morrison, Catherine Deneuve, Sharon Tate, Mick Jagger, Bobby Fischer, Queen Silvia of Sweden, and George Harrison. Among people deceased in 1970, Janis Joplin ranks 2Before her is Charles de Gaulle. After her are Bertrand Russell, Abraham Maslow, Gamal Abdel Nasser, António de Oliveira Salazar, Jimi Hendrix, Erich Maria Remarque, Yukio Mishima, Sukarno, Hjalmar Schacht, and Max Born.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Janis Joplin ranks 40 out of 18,182Before her are Cher (1946), Henry Ford (1863), Howard Hughes (1905), Bill Gates (1955), Robert De Niro (1943), and F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896). After her are Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Al Capone (1899), George W. Bush (1946), Andy Warhol (1928), Harry S. Truman (1884), and Wallis Simpson (1896).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Janis Joplin ranks 4Before her are Elvis Presley (1935), Aretha Franklin (1942), and Cher (1946). After her are Maria Callas (1923), Tina Turner (1939), Frank Sinatra (1915), Joan Baez (1941), Jim Morrison (1943), Barbra Streisand (1942), Tupac Shakur (1971), and Johnny Cash (1932).

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