Born on January 19, 1943, in Port Arthur, Texas, Janis Joplin developed a love of music at an early age, but her career didn't take off until she joined the band Big Brother and the Holding Company in 1966. Their 1968 album, Cheap Thrills, was a huge hit.
She then separated from that group and became known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals. Joplin’s second project, Pearl (1971), released after her death, was a huge success. The singer died of an accidental overdose on October 4, 1970, at age 27.
AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. AC/DC have sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including 71.5 million albums in the United States, adding them to the list of highest-certified music artists in the United States and the list of best-selling music artists.
The Beatles were made members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II but John returned his medal, telling the Queen “Your Majesty, I am returning my MBE as a protest against Britain’s involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against ‘Cold Turkey’ slipping down the charts. With love. John Lennon."