This woman had a magnificent voice and sadly went before her time at twenty seven years of age. It seems so strange that she looks as large as life, yet Janis has been gone 45 years now.
Still, she is captured forever and will remain with us on film as with so many stars of the 20th century. Janis Joplin was of an experimental revolutionary era where many individuals had opportunity to express themselves on a platform that allowed a world audience. If people made it the rewards could be tremendous.
With such fame, however, came great problems and temptation. Many young people of this generation would not be able to handle the fame and adulation. Perhaps it became a prison for so many.
This clip shows Janis Joplin during her best moments and there were, of course, many.