Review: ‘Janis’ details brief, wild life of rock’s most extraordinary voice

“Janis: Her Life and Music,” by Holly George-Warren. Photo: Simon & Schuster

Janis Joplin is a name synonymous with both brilliance and tragedy.

Remembered today for her seemingly supernatural voice, her legacy has also sadly been defined by her untimely death 50 years ago this month, at the age of 27. In truth, Joplin’s time as a major artist lasted little more than four years — a period during which

Read More

Janis Joplin death: Late singer’s ‘one performance trouble’ exposed in last interview | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The rock and roll legend will be remembered for her timeless hits including ‘Piece Of My Heart’, ‘Ball and Chain’ and her final release ‘Mercedes Benz’. Today marks five decades on from her death at the age of 27, from an accidental heroin overdose in her Los Angeles hotel room. The singer, who remains one of the US’ top selling musicians, received a number of posthumous accolades including being inducted

Read More