“I’m always self-conscious about do I look fat, if my legs are short, if I’m weird shaped, but when I go on stage, man, it never occurs to me. I think I look beautiful.”
According to official records, Janis Joplin died 49 years ago today, but don’t believe a word of it.
Janis is alive and will live forever.
Officially, however, Janis died on October 4, 1970 — just 16 days after Jimi Hendrix — of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 27.
There would be other rock legends to die at that age, including The Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, guitarist Jimi Hendrix, The Doors frontman Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Blues musician Robert Johnson who died in 1938, was the earliest musician to be included in the ‘27 Club.’
“To be true to myself, to be the person that was on the inside of me, and not play games. That’s what I’m trying to do mostly in the whole world, is not bullshit myself and not bullshit anybody else.” — Janis Joplin.