Janis Joplin

1943 - 1970

Janis Joplin

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer-songwriter who sang rock, soul and blues music. One of the most successful and widely known rock stars of her era, she was noted for her powerful mezzo-soprano vocals and "electric" stage presence.In 1967, Joplin rose to fame 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 12,463,865 page views. Her biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 3rd most popular singer.

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  • 72

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  • 14.04

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Janis Joplin ranks 3 out of 3,001Before her are Elvis Presley and Édith Piaf. After her are Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, Dalida, Frank Sinatra, Charles Aznavour, David Bowie, Julio Iglesias, Tina Turner, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

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Among people born in 1943, Janis Joplin ranks 1After her are Lech Wałęsa, Robert De Niro, Julio Iglesias, Jim Morrison, George Harrison, Catherine Deneuve, Bobby Fischer, Sharon Tate, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Vangelis, and Mick Jagger. Among people deceased in 1970, Janis Joplin ranks 3Before her are Charles de Gaulle and Bertrand Russell. After her are Gamal Abdel Nasser, Abraham Maslow, Erich Maria Remarque, António de Oliveira Salazar, Jimi Hendrix, Yukio Mishima, Sukarno, Max Born, and Alexander Kerensky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Janis Joplin ranks 37 out of 12,171Before her are Clint Eastwood (1930), Howard Hughes (1905), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Stanley Kubrick (1928), Al Pacino (1940), and Marlon Brando (1924). After her are John Wilkes Booth (1838), Wallis Simpson (1896), Morgan Freeman (1937), Stan Lee (1922), Andy Warhol (1928), and Harry S. Truman (1884).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Janis Joplin ranks 2Before her are Elvis Presley (1935). After her are Maria Callas (1923), Frank Sinatra (1915), Tina Turner (1939), Joan Baez (1941), Jim Morrison (1943), Johnny Cash (1932), Tupac Shakur (1971), James Brown (1933), Patti Smith (1946), and Barbra Streisand (1942).