Janis Joplin rose to recognition during the 1960’s being the lead vocalist with the Big Brother & the Holding Company music group. The lady later proceeded to turn into a solo singer and song author. It had been no secret to any who knew her that she previously had an addiction to alcohol and drugs.
On October 3, 1970 soon after making a recording she decided to go for some drinks with one of the band members then returned to her room whereby she was discovered the day after dead of an apparent medication over dose. The autopsy to come would afterwards reveal that the narcotics she attained the night before, from a trusted source, was so pure that it ended up being 8 times the potency that she had generally obtained, triggering her system to shut down. The batch of strong drugs that she bought that destructive evening had also been given to many others, 8 of which suffered their death as well.