It was this day, October 4, in 1970 that the music world suffered a loss of one of the all time greats. Janis Joplin died of a drug overdose. She was only 27-years old at the time

She was a rock and roll, soul and blues singer and songwriter, and one of the most successful and widely known female rock stars of her era. She remains one of the top-selling musicians in the United States, with selling over 15 million albums.

Joplin had a sound in her music like no one else. Music historian Tom Moon wrote that Joplin had "a devastatingly original voice".

She was a major influence for many artists in the music industry.

Joplin was romantically involved with country music artist Kris Kristofferson. She is best known for her performance of his song "Me and Bobby McGee" at the Woodstock Music Festival in New York.

Before her death she made a prediction at a live performance of someone she knew was going to become famous. That person actually did become very famous and still is today.

Here's Janis making that prediction and singing a song he wrote:

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