Janis Joplin was an iconic American singer-songwriter known for her powerful and soulful voice. Born in 1943, she rose to fame in the late 1960s as the lead vocalist of the band Big Brother and the Holding Company. Joplin's raw and emotional performances made her a symbol of counterculture and female empowerment. With hits like "Piece of My Heart" and "Me and Bobby McGee," she left an indelible mark on rock music. Tragically, Joplin passed away at the age of 27, but her legacy as one of the greatest voices in rock history lives on.