Janis Joplin rose to popularity in the 1960’s being the lead vocalist from the Big Brother & the Holding Company group of musicians. She later on proceeded to become a solo musician as well as song writer. It was no secret to any who knew her that she experienced an addiction to drugs and alcohol.
On October 3, 1970 soon after making a recording she went for some drinks with one of the group members then came back to her room whereby she was discovered the next day deceased of an obvious medication over dose. The autopsy to come would later demonstrate that the narcotics she received the night before, from a trusted source, was so pure that it had been 8 times the power that she had typically taken, triggering her system to shut down. The batch of narcotics that she bought that sad night was also provided to numerous others, eight of which experienced their demise at the same time.