October 3, 1970, Janis and the Full Tilt Boogie Band were working on the Pearl album and were almost finished. The band put down the tracks for “Buried Alive In The Blues” and Janis planned to do the vocals the next day.
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.
Released on January 11, 1971, “Chicago III” is their third consecutive double album released in less than two years. That alone is amazing. The album is the culmination of almost a year on the road touring the world.