On This Day, October 4, 1970: Janis Joplin dies at age 27

On This Day, October 4, 1970…Legendary blues-rock singer Janis Joplin was found dead in her room at the Landmark Motor Hotel in Los Angeles. She was only 27. She passed away from a heroin overdose.Joplin had gained fame as one of the most electrifying performers of her... Read More.

On This Day, September 18, 1970: Jimi Hendrix dies at age 27

On This Day, September 18, 1970…Rocker Jimi Hendrix died after being found unconscious at London’s Samarkand Hotel. A coroner later ruled he died after asphyxiating on his own vomit after taking barbiturates.Hendrix was only 27 years old when he passed, but he had already left his... Read More.

On This Day, June 27, 1970: Queen plays first show under the name Queen

On This Day, June 27, 1970…Queen performed their first show under that name in Cornwall, England, after originally being booked under their previous name, Smile.  The new name was suggested by singer Freddie Mercury; it was his first paid gig with the band, whose lineup included Brian May, Roger Taylor and Mike Grose on... Read More.