21 Things You Didn't Know About Janis Joplin

    The Queen of Rock and Roll would have been 70 today. Here are a few things you may not have known about the soul songstress.

    1. After graduating from high school she spent one semester at Lamar State College of Technology in her homestate of Texas.

    2. She was a good student.

    3. Her first recorded song was entitled "What Good Can Drinkin' Do."

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    20 year old Janis recorded this song at a friend's house while attending University of Texas as an art student.

    4. You could have seen her at Woodstock for less than $20.

    5. She was never one of the popular kids.

    6. She was a third-degree black belt in Kenpo Karate.

    7. She was arrested for indecent and vulgar language towards police officers in 1969 while performing in Tampa, Florida.

    8. She only had one hit single during her career.

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    "Me and Bobby Mcgee" reached number one on the charts in 1971, the year after her death. It was the second posthumous single in the U.S. after Otis Redding's "Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay".

    9. She owned a crazy Porsche convertible.

    10. In a cruel joke she was voted "Ugliest Man On Campus" by the fraternities at Texas University.

    11. One of her last recordings was a birthday song for John Lennon.

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    12. She didn't think music should be about making money.

    13. She smashed a bottle of Southern Comfort over Jim Morrison's head.

    14. She was uncomfortable being called a star.

    15. She personally drew out the design for her wrist tattoo of a florentine bracelet.

    16. She paid for the tombstone of her idol, blues singer Bessie Smith.

    17. She performed two sets at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 due to the fact the first set was not taped.

    18. She performed with several different bands over her short career.

    19. Her ashes were scattered out over the Pacific Ocean.

    20. Her friends called her "pearl" which was also the title of her last album.

    21. In her last will and testament she left over $1,500 to her friends for a big party.