The late Janis Joplin was born on this day, January 19th, in 1943. Today she would have been 70 years old. She is still the best female vocalist ever, in my opinion.
On This Date in 1978: Sandy Denny (born Alexandra Elene Maclean Denny) of the British folk rock band Fairport Convention died of a cerebral hemorrhage, one month after falling down a flight of stairs at a friend’s house. She was 31 years old. Denny has the distinction of being the only guest singer, ever, on a Led Zeppelin album, having contributed co-vocals with Robert Plant on Led Zeppelin IV’s “Battle of Evermore.”