Janis Joplin died aged only 27 soon after Brian Jones and Jimi Hendrix. Hard living, hard partying, tormented, and a painter as well as a singer, Joplin was born in Texas on this day in 1943.
Her performances at Monterey, Woodstock and aboard the Festival Express train made her a counter-culture icon, while her take on "Piece of My Heart" still makes the lists of all time greatest rock songs. She was immortalised by lover Leonard Cohen who wrote Chelsea Hotel for her. Janis' favourite legal high was Southern Comfort - she would often swig from a bottle live on stage.
As a girl from the South, we think she might have liked a nice cooling Southern Mint Cobbler which adds peach, lemon juice and mint to her preferred spirit.