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New York-based Dana Fuchs, often compared to Janis Joplin, performed at Gypsy Sally's in the District of Columbia. (eric althoff/the Washington Times)

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Janis Joplin 1943-1970 - the singer was 27 when she was found dead of a heroin overdose in a Hollywood hotel room-a tragic end to a life of on-again/off-again addiction that began when she left her small town in Texas for San Francisco in the early 1960s. A 1969 photo of rock singer Janis Joplin. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this July 29, 1968 file photo, singer Janis Joplin performs at the Newport Folk Festival with her band Big Brother and the Holding Company. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is celebrating the brief, electrifying career of Janis Joplin with a week of events building up to a tribute concert. The hall in Cleveland calls the bluesy singer one of rock's most passionate and influential artists. Joplin, who rose to fame during San Francisco's 1967 "Summer of Love," was 27 when she died of a drug overdose in 1970. (AP Photo, File)