Janis Joplin rose to popularity during the 1960’s as the lead performer of the Big Brother & the Holding Company music group. The lady later on went on to become a solo musician and also song author. It was no secret to any who knew her that she had an addiction to drugs and alcohol.
On October 3, 1970 soon after conducting a recording she decided to go for a couple of drinks with one of the band members then came back to her room where she was discovered the day after lifeless of an apparent medication over dose. The autopsy to come would afterwards demonstrate that the narcotics she received the evening before, from a trusted source, was so pure that it was 8 times the potency that she had generally consumed, forcing her system to shut down. The batch of narcotics that she attained that destructive evening was also given to many others, 8 of which encountered their loss of life also.