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Janis Joplin

Ordinary appearance

Very attractive appearance

Did she really look like that?

Some experiencing the Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect are claiming the images you see today of Janis Joplin are nothing like they way they were back when she was at the height of her career.

Best known for her amazing singing combined with a tragic life of drink and drugs, the images of the day reflected this. She wasn't known as any kind of sex symbol, and certainly not for any nude photos of the kind which have surfaced recently.

Those near to her claim she was often "up and down" with the substances, and so any pictures of her would just catch her as she was on that day, including her weight which is also claimed to show her today very differently to back then. And that's without taking another piece of her heart...

Her legacy lives on

In July 2017 PEARL was named one of the top 10 "Greatest Albums made by Women" (NPR).

The "risque" photos have emerged make her appear as attractive as todays models - is this really the same girl voted "the ugliest man on campus" whilst at college? And would Janis really have posed semi-nude this way back then?

It sounds like she had a terrible time of it, but overcame all those issues with her music.