Janis Joplin entered this world on January 19, 1943, and when she exited at the young age of 27, she left behind a legacy that will never be forgotten.
To me Janis Joplin was the greatest female singer to grace this planet. She used her entire body and soul when she sang. I always preferred male singers, but Janis was different than any woman I had ever heard sing at that time, 1967. She arranged all of her own music and wrote some of her songs, a true talent. Unfortunately I never got to see her perform live, but I followed everything about her as she lived and purchased every album she made.
She struck me as an extremely sad and lonely young woman. Janis seemed to wear her sadness on her sleeve and I always felt that I wanted to take her in my arms and tell her what…
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