The Tragic End Of Janis Joplin Who’s The Member Of The 27 Club
Singer and songwriter, Janis Joplin was one of the most praised and successful rock vocals of her era. She is widely known for her one-of-a-kind stage performances and distinctive mezzo-soprano vocal. Joplin was just getting started in the music industry when she was found dead in her hotel room by her friend in October 1970 while she was only 27.
As many of you may know that Janis Joplin had an admirable musical career during the 60s in Los Angeles. Even though she was not well known at first, her singing style and talent were making her bigger and bigger in the music industry. She started to gain prominence in the late 60s while she was still with the little recognized psychedelic rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company.
Janis Joplin’s History With Substance Abuse
Janis Joplin started making music in the early 60s while she was in college in Texas. In 1963, she left Texas saying that her mind is somewhere else and started hitchhiking to San Fransisco with her other musician friend. In San Francisco, Joplin recorded a couple of tracks with her friends, which were released years after her death.
During her career, it is claimed that she was always a heavy drinker. From 1963 to 1965, her drug used has increased that she made a reputation as a ‘speed freak.’ She was also an occasional heroin user at the time. By the year 1965, her friends thought that she was using methamphetamine as they all could see its effects on her.
Janis Joplin’s Tragic Death at the Age 27
Even though she had got clean in 1965 with the help of her friends and moved to Texas to live with her family, she was found dead in her room. The newspapers said that there were no drugs present in the room. However, after a long investigation and autopsy, she was declared dead by drug overdose at the age of 27.
It can be considered that the age of 27 is a cursed aged for musicians as the music world has lost many of its talented figures while they were still 27. Along with Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jimmy Hendrix, and Jim Morrison were some of the musicians that joined what came to be known as the 27 Club.