Our embossed metal lunch box pays tribute to one of the great voices of rock and roll - Janis Joplin. In 1967, Joplin rose to fame following an appearance at Monterey Pop Festival, where she was the lead singer of the then little-known San Francisco psychedelic rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company. While her life was tragically short, she gave us classic albums such as Pearl with songs including "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Piece of My Heart". See our item description for more details about this limited edition lunch box.
Janis Joplin Trivia: She is a member of the infamous "27 Club" a group of artists - mostly musicians - who've died tragically at 27. The club includes more recent members like Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain. Joplin died of a heroin overdose October 4th, 1970. Even eerier than being one of the tragic artists who didn’t live past 27, was that Janis died only weeks after Jimi Hendrix died of a drug overdose - also at 27. Less than a year after Joplin’s death, Jim Morrison lead singer of the Doors was also found dead, at age 27. Brian Jones, the legendary founder of the Rolling Stones, also passed away at 27.