2/2. Janis. Beth Ditto pays tribute to Janis Joplin , the troubled raspy-voiced Texan who ruled as the "wild woman of rock" from 1967 until her death in 1970. Remembered for her dynamic stage presence, she remains best known for her work with Big
Brother and the Holding Company (Ball and Chain and Piece of My Heart) and as a solo artist (the 1971 US number-one LP Pearl, with the posthumous chart-topping 45 Me and Bobby McGee ).
Contributors include Janis's sister Laura and brother Michael, Robin Gibb , songwriters Jerry Ragovoy and Bob Neuwirth , and singers Pink, LeAnn Rimes and Bonnie Tyler.
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