Janis Joplin

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(January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970)

That voice - high, husky, earthy, explosive - remains among the most distinctive and galvanizing in pop history.And there were those who said that neither her voice nor her health could stand the demands she made upon them, on stage and off. Her answer: “Maybe I won't last as long as other singers, but I think you can destroy your now worrying about tomorrow.”

Dead at 27 years old…