Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin

Liliya Bulycheva-Miller

ENG 205: English Composition 2
Professor Martin Hyatt
August 4, 2009

Janis Joplin was one of the most inspired, unpredictable and talented singers in the world of music. She achieved a lot of things for her short life. Janis Joplin will always be remembered for the way she introduced blues and rock, for her voice which became recognizable by people from all over the world, for her personal style which opened doors for a lot of female rock singers. "She was a pioneer in the male dominated rock music scene of the late 1960s and she influenced generations of musicians" (Janis Joplin-Wikipedia). She will be an icon for a ...

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future musician career.
On October 4, 1970 Janis died of a heroin overdose in her room of the Landmark Motor Hotel in Los Angeles." After she mainlined the drug she was able to leave her room, walk to the lobby, ask the desk clerk to change a five-dollar bill so she could spend 50 cents on a pack of cigarettes, pull the rigid knob on the cigarette machine, return to her room and remove some of her clothes. She then fell suddenly, breaking her nose. Her body was discovered approximately 18 hours later by her road manager" (IMDB). That's how life of the young, brilliant singer has been ended.
During her high school years Janis Joplin, didn't fit standards of a young beautiful lady and that's why she was rejected by society and her classmates. However, she was just a young girl searching for identity, rationalization and acceptance. It is interesting to know if her addiction to drugs was determined by the culture of the 1960s or she just was trying to hide her insecurity behind the ...

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