Janis Lyn Joplin also known as Pearl –
Born: January 19, 1943 Port Arthur, Texas
Died: October 4, 1970 (aged 27) Los Angeles, CA
Genres: Psychedelic rock soul blues. Instruments: Vocals
Arrest: Tampa, Florida, 1969, November 1969
Janis Joplin, 26. Arrested for: Using “vulgar and indecent language” during a concert. Although the show went on, Joplin was handcuffed backstage immediately afterward.
Outcome: A judge ruled that her comments, which had been directed at the police, were protected under the Constitution.