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American blues-influenced rock singer Janis Joplin (1943 - 1970) sings with passion into a microphone with her eyes closed as she performs on a darkened stage at the Fillmore East, New York, New York, February 11, 1969. The psychedelic rock band the 'Grateful Dead' opened up for Joplin at the concert. (Photo by David Fenton/Getty Images) David Fenton/Getty Images