Janis Joplin rose to stardom in the 1960’s as being the lead vocalist with the Big Brother & the Holding Company group. The lady later continued to turn into a solo musician and also song writer. It was no secret to any who knew her that she acquired an addiction to alcohol and drugs.
On October 3, 1970 after making a recording she had gone for a couple of drinks with one of the group members and after that came back to her room whereby she was discovered the next day dead of an evident illegal drug over dose. The autopsy that followed would afterwards reveal that the narcotics she attained the night before, from a trusted source, was so pure it was 8 times the potency that she had usually taken, triggering her system to shut down. The batch of strong drugs that she bought that sad evening had also been given to many others, 8 of which suffered their demise also.