Breaking new ground for women in rock music, Janis Joplin rose to fame in the late 1960s and was known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals.
Fun facts about Janis that you may or may not know
- You could have watched Joplin perform at Woodstock for a mere $8 (the cost of a day ticket). She pocketed $7500 to perform at the entire event.
- Billie Holiday influenced Janis, who carried around Holiday’s biography (Lady Sings the Blues) “like a bible.” Janis carried the book around during her entire adult life.
- She personally drew out the design for her wrist tattoo of a florentine bracelet.