RIP Janis Joplin. Dead 45 years ago today *VIDEO*
We lost the "Queen of Psychedelic Soul" on October 4, 1970. Joplin failed to show up at Sunset Sound Recorders for a recording session. Concerned, her road manager drove to the Landmark Motor Hotel in Hollywood where Joplin was staying. He saw Joplin's classic Porsche Cabriolet in the parking lot. Upon entering Joplin's room (#105), he found her dead on the floor beside her bed. The official cause of death was an overdose of heroin, possibly compounded by alcohol. There is belief that...