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Biographer Holly George-Warren describes rock star Janis Joplin (shown here in 1969) as an introspective person who didn't always like her own thoughts. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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New Janis Joplin Biography Reveals The Hard Work Behind The Heart

Onstage, Joplin oozed confidence, sexuality and exuberance, but biographer Holly George-Warren describes the singer as a bookworm who worked hard to create her "blues feelin' mama" musical persona.

Biographer Holly George-Warren describes rock star Janis Joplin (shown here in 1969) as an introspective person who didn't always like her own thoughts. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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New Janis Joplin Biography Reveals The Hard Work Behind The Heart

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Buried Alive in the Blues Janis Joplin
Half Moon Janis Joplin
Buried Alive in the Blues Janis Joplin
Piece Of My Heart Big Brother & the Holding Company

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