"Janis Joplin had an attractiveness that had nothing to do with having blemish-free skin or being perfectly groomed. She was someone it was easy to be drawn to. It was partly her truthfulness and her openness and a sense that she cared." - Author Lily Brett in her book about fictional rock journalist "Lola Bensky"
Oct. 4, 1970. Janis Joplin, 27, is found dead in her Hollywood hotel room of an apparent heroin overdose.