October 4th, 1970. It was a sad day in the rock world. That was the day Janis Joplin passed away.

Janis died at the Hollywood Landmark Hotel. Cause of death was an accidental heroin overdose. She was only 27. You may already know of other musicians who passed away at age 27 - Jim Morrison, JImi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones and Amy Winehouse, dubbed 'The 27 Club.'

I'm sure Janis would have created so much more amazing music, had she been around to this day. Just listen to the magic she created musically in the short time she was with us - Me & Bobby McGee, Mercedes Benz, Piece Of My Heart, and Down On Me to name a few.

Janis is a member of the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1995, and is regarded one of the best musicians of all time. For this week's Classic Rock Pick, watch Janis Joplin perform Piece Of My Heart at a 1968 concert in Germany.