Janis Joplin

1943 - 1970

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Janis 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 15,005,512 page views. Her biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Janis Joplin is the 5th most popular singer (down from 4th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from United States (down from 37th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 3,541Before her are Elvis Presley, Édith Piaf, Cher, and Luciano Pavarotti. After her are Maria Callas, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Tina Turner, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Joan Baez, and Charles Aznavour.

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Among people born in 1943, Janis Joplin ranks 2Before her is Robert De Niro. After her are Lech Wałęsa, Jim Morrison, George Harrison, Sharon Tate, Julio Iglesias, Catherine Deneuve, Bobby Fischer, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Mick Jagger, and Vangelis. Among people deceased in 1970, Janis Joplin ranks 3Before her are Charles de Gaulle and Bertrand Russell. After her are Abraham Maslow, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Erich Maria Remarque, Jimi Hendrix, António de Oliveira Salazar, Sukarno, Yukio Mishima, Max Born, and Hjalmar Schacht.

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Among people born in United States, Janis Joplin ranks 47 out of 15,968Before her are Wallis Simpson (1896), Stanley Kubrick (1928), Andy Warhol (1928), Robert De Niro (1943), Henry Ford (1863), and John Wilkes Booth (1838). After her are Maria Callas (1923), Morgan Freeman (1937), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Richard Nixon (1913), Al Capone (1899), and Louis Armstrong (1901).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Janis Joplin ranks 3Before her are Elvis Presley (1935) and Cher (1946). After her are Maria Callas (1923), Frank Sinatra (1915), Johnny Cash (1932), Tina Turner (1939), Joan Baez (1941), Jim Morrison (1943), Tupac Shakur (1971), James Brown (1933), and Barbra Streisand (1942).

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