It was on October 4th, 1970 that the world lost the talent of Janis Joplin, who was found dead of a heroin overdose at
the age of just 27, in Hollywood. She had completed enough tracks for her second solo album, called “Pearl”, that it
was released posthumously, in January, 1971.
“Pearl” went to #1 on the Billboard album chart and stayed there for
9 weeks. From that album, this is the biggest hit of her career, “Me and Bobby McGee”, written by the soon-to-be-famous