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Janis Joplin Receives Posthumous Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The late Janis Joplin became the 2510th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today (Monday).

Record executive Clive Davis, who signed her and her band Big Brother and the Holding Company to Columbia Records after seeing them at 1967's Monterey Pop Festival, gave the introductory speech. He spoke about the intimacy of their relationship, which lasted until her death from a heroin overdose in 1970.

Kris Kristofferson, who wrote "Me and Bobby McGee," performed the song as well as the first verse of "Epitaph (Black and Blue)," which he wrote about her death. He stopped when he couldn't recall the words to the rest of the song.

Janis's sister Laura Joplin and their brother Michael Joplin accepted her plaque from the City of Los Angeles.

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