10 Random but Interesting Facts

about Janis Joplin

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10. Glee Club and Future Teachers.

Janis Joplin was a member of the Glee Club and the Future Teachers of America while in high school.

9. Southern Comfort Thanks You!

Since Janis was a heavy drinker and Southern Comfort was her drink of choice, the company gave her a lynx coat as a "thank you" for the increased sales.

8. The Infamous 27 Club.

Joplin is part of the infamous "27 club" of famous rockers that died at age 27 along with Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones, and Jimi Hendrix.

7. Mouth Like A Sailor?!?

Janis was arrested for vulgar language towards the police during a concert in Tampa, Florida.

6. The Three Musketeers.

Joplin was good friends with Jimi Hendrix and singer Grace Slick.

5. Cruel College Kids.

Janis Joplin was voted “Ugliest Man on Campus” by a fraternity during her college years as a cruel joke.

4. Happy Birthday John!

One of her last recordings was a birthday song for John Lennon.

3. Don't Be A Jerk Jim!

Janis smashed a bottle of Southern Comfort over Jim Morrison’s head. Janis Joplin once got tired of Jim Morrison's total drunken belligerence at a party in San Francisco, so she smashed a bottle of Southern Comfort across Jim's head as he was sitting in his car.

2. We Will Remember You Bessie.

Joplin paid for the tombstone of her idol, blues singer Bessie Smith. After being killed in an automobile accident the singer was buried in an unmarked grave, which did not sit well with Janis.

1. Party On!!

In her last will and testament she left over $1,500 to her friends for a big party. She made these changes to her will just two days before her death. The tickets were printed with, “The drinks are on Pearl.”


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