Joplin, Janis

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Janis Joplin
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Joplin, Janis Gender: F
born on 19 January 1943 at 09:45 (= 09:45 AM )
Place Port Arthur TX, USA, 29n54, 93w56
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 28°40' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 08°49 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 25°32'


American singer and rock-star of the hippie years whose style of singing was a cross between blues and larynx-shredding, carefully rehearsed shrieking. Her rise to fame was fast, burning with drugs and alcohol, a workaholic whose friends warned her to slow down. Her band-mate, Sam Andrew of the "Big Brother and the Holding Co." claims she never did grass or acid; Joplin's drug-of-choice was heroin to keep herself going on her self-imposed rigid schedule. She was one of the first women to break into the exclusive boys' club of rock'n'roll, rising from a pimply wallflower to a beloved emblem of hippie rebellion.

Her friends called her Pearl. An overweight, unhappy kid, she expressed her resentment and hunger in heavy-duty parties and indiscriminate sex with both men and women, generally living on what she called "the outer limits of probability" until her death at 27 of a heroin/morphine overdose in a Hollywood motel room, 10/04/1970 1:40 AM. Her fiancé, Seth Morgan believes that she would of broadened her horizons in a slower more natural growth cycle if she would lived. Her sister Laura has written an off-beat, often funny biography called "Love, Janis."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Accident 4 October 1970 at 01:40 AM in Hollywood, CA (Age 27, overdose of heroin)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Ruth Hale Oliver quotes B.C. (PC same from M. Friedman "Buried Alice."

Biography: Alice Echols, "The Life and Times of Janis Joplin," 1999.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Heavy, terminal)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide (Drug and booze)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual