Other facts about the famed rocker include:

• She was good friends with Jimi Hendrix and singer Grace Slick.
• Joplin was cremated when she died and the ashes were spread on the Pacific Ocean.
• She was arrested for vulgar language during a concert in Tampa, Florida.
• Joplin is part of the infamous "27 club" of famous rockers that died at age 27 along with Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones, and Jimi Hendrix!

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