January 11th Events

January 11th

Pearl is the second and final solo album by Janis Joplin, released on January 11, 1971, three months after her death on October 4, 1970. It peaked at number one on the Billboard 200, holding that spot for nine weeks. It has been certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. All nine track that she sang on were personally approved and arranged by Joplin. “Mercedes Benz” was the last song she recorded before her death and was co-written by her. In 2003, the album was ranked Number 122 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of ‘The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.’

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