Woodstock Music Festival August 15, 1969, a half a million people waited on a dairy farm in Bethel, New York, for the three-day music festival to start. Billed as “An Aquarian Experience: 3 Days of Peace and Music.”
Piece Of My Heart was originally written and recorded in 1967, but it wasn’t a mainstream hit until Big Brother And The Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin) covered it in 1968.
Though many artists have covered this number , ‘Piece Of My Heart’ has become synonymous with Janis Joplin and clearly ranks as one of her most memorable and loved songs. ~Source: Storm Darkspider
Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer-songwriter who sang rock, soul and blues music. One of the most successful and widely known rock stars of her era, she was noted for her powerful mezzo-soprano vocals and "electric" stage presence.
Janis Joplin died of an accidental heroin overdose in 1970 aged 27, after releasing three albums (two with Big Brother, and one solo album). A second solo album, Pearl, was released in January 1971, just over three months after her death. It reached number one on the Billboard charts. ~Source: Wikipedia
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