Joplin was a key figure in the movement identified as the “rebirth of blues,” bringing the style back to popularity among both Black and white audiences. She would have turned 78 this year, and her short career continues to influence the musical world, with prominent artists like Stevie Nicks and Pink claiming Joplin as a major influence.
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