Janis Lyn Joplin first rose to fame in the mid 1960s as the lead singer of the psychedelic / acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist with her own backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band. Her first ever large scale public performance was at the Monterey Pop Festival, which led to her becoming one of the major attractions at Woodstock and the Festival Express Train tour. Joplin charted five singles and had only one number one hit, “Me and Bobby McGee.” Joplin was well known for her performing ability and skill as a multi-instrumentalist and at the height of her career, she was known as “The Queen of Psychedelic Soul.” Known as “Pearl” among her friends, she was also a painter, dancer and music arranger. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Joplin remains one of the top-selling musicians in the United States, with RIAA certifications of 15.5 million albums sold in the U.S.
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