Janis Joplin elevated to fame in the 1960’s as the lead vocalist with the Big Brother & the Holding Company group. She later continued to turn into a solo musician and also song writer. It had been no secret to any who knew her that she experienced an addiction to drugs and alcohol.
On October 3, 1970 soon after doing a recording she had gone for a few drinks with one of the group members and then returned to her room in which she was discovered the next day lifeless of an obvious drug over dose. The autopsy to come would eventually reveal that the heroin she received the night before, from a dependable source, was so pure that it was in fact 8 times the potency that she had typically consumed, causing her system to shut down. The batch of strong drugs that she attained that sad night had also been provided to many others, eight of which encountered their death as well.