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Janis Joplin to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame


More than 40 years after her tragic death, iconic Rock and Roll songstress Janis Joplin is being honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

According to WalkofFame.com, a ceremony for the unveiling of Joplin’s star will take place on November 4, where the late singer’s siblings, Michael and Laura Joplin, will speak and accept the award on her behalf.

Kris Kristofferson will perform at the event, having prepared a special acoustic version of “Me and Bobby McGee;” a song which he co-wrote with Fred Foster that Joplin made famous when it was released posthumously on her 1971 album, Pearl.

Kristofferson and iconic record producer Clive Davis will also speak at the ceremony, which will be streamed live on WalkofFame.com at 11:30am PDT.

“Janis Joplin is an iconic figure and her songs will always be remembered by her fans around the world,” Hollywood Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez said in an official statement.

For more on the ceremony, head to the Hollywood Walk of Fame official website, and be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section below!