Janis Joplin elevated to fame in the 1960’s as being the lead performer from the Big Brother & the Holding Company band. She later on proceeded 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 drugs and alcohol.
On October 3, 1970 soon after conducting a recording she proceeded to go for some drinks with one of the band members and then went back to her room whereby she was discovered in the morning lifeless of an apparent drug over dose. The autopsy that followed would later reveal that the strong drugs she obtained the evening before, from a dependable source, was so pure that it ended up being 8 times the potency that she had typically used, forcing her system to shut down. The batch of heroin that she acquired that sad evening had also been provided to a good many others, 8 of which suffered their loss of life at the same time.