October 3, 1970 ~
Janis and the Full Tilt Boogie Band are working on the Pearl album and are almost finished. The band put down the tracks for “Buried Alive In The Blues” and Janis planned to do the vocals the next day. Sadly, the next day Janis is found dead at the Landmark Hotel in Los Angeles after a heroin overdose. She was just 27.

Pearl is released on January 11, 1971.  It’s #122 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.