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Today is Sunday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2003 with 346 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Phil Everly, one-half of the Everly Brothers, who was born in 1939 (age 64); Janis Joplin in 1943; Shelley Fabares in 1944 (age 59); Rod Evans of Deep Purple in 1945 (age 58); Dolly Parton in 1946 (age 57); Hot Chocolate guitaris
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for January 18-24.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Tex Ritter, who was born in 1905; country singer Ray Price in 1926 (age 77); Glenn Yarborough in 1930 (age 73); William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys in 1939 (age 64); British blues pioneer "Long" John Baldry in 1941
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Jan. 11-17.
By United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

New Orleans rockers The Radiators partied with a group of fans at the Atlantis Resort complex in the Bahamas. The "Aztec Vacation" theme party was arranged by graphic artist Kingsley Stoken, whose colorful poster designs are the calling card of his Radia
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country's Charlie Rich, who was born in 1932; Them keyboardist Jackie McCauley and Dawn's Joyce Wilson, both in 1946 (age 56); Cliff Williams of AC-DC in 1949 (age 53); Mike Scott of The Waterboys in 1958 (age 44).
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 14-20.
By United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

New Orleans rockers The Radiators spent the weekend partying with a group of fans at the Atlantis Resort complex in the Bahamas.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include C.W. McCall, who was born in 1928 (age 74); Clyde McPhatter of the Dominoes, and also The Drifters, in 1931; Petula Clark in 1932 (age 70); Annifrid "Frida" Anderson of ABBA in 1945 (age 57); former Heart bassist Steve Fossen in
By United Press International

VideoView -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

What's new in the world of home entertainment.
JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 9-15.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Earl "Speedo" Carroll of the Cadillacs and the Coasters, who was born in 1937 (age 65); David "Jay" Black of Jay and the Americans in 1938 (age 64); Bruce Welch of the Shadows in 1941 (age 61); J.D. Souther in 1945 (age 57); Len
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(Nov. 2)
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include bassist Alan Cartwright of Procol Harum, and Blood Sweat and Tears' Jerry LaCroix, who were both born in 1945 (age 57); John Prine and Ben Vereen, both in 1946 (age 56); Midge Ure in 1953 (age 49); David Lee Roth in 1955 (age 47)
By United Press International
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Janis Joplin
Singer Janis Joplin died of a drug overdose at age 26 on October 4, 1970. (Undated file photo) (UPI Photo/Files)
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Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer, songwriter and music arranger. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company and later as a solo artist. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004, and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

Janis Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on January 19, 1943(1943-01-19), to Dorothy (née East) Joplin (1913–1998), a registrar at a business college, and her husband, Seth Joplin (1910–1987), an engineer at Texaco. She had two younger siblings, Michael and Laura. The family attended the Church of Christ. The Joplins felt that Janis always needed more attention than their other children, with her mother stating, "She was unhappy and unsatisfied without . The normal rapport wasn't adequate."

As a teenager, she befriended a group of outcasts, one of whom had albums by African-American blues artists Bessie Smith and Leadbelly, whom Joplin later credited with influencing her decision to become a singer. She began singing in the local choir and expanded her listening to blues singers such as Odetta and Big Mama Thornton.

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