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Natalie Jane Imbruglia (born February 4, 1975) is an Australian singer and actress. The second of the four daughters of an Italian father and an Australian mother, Natalie grew up on the Central Coast, north of Sydney. Like Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue, she also played a role in the soap Neighbours before venturing into a singing career.
Her first single, "Torn" (1997), reached number 2 in the British charts, and her album Left of the Middle became a million seller. The follow up came in 2001 with the album White Lilies Island. In a 1999 cooperation with singer Tom Jones, she appeared on a track of his album Reload.
Imbruglia returned to acting in 2002 with a supporting role in British spy spoof Johnny English, playing alongside Rowan Atkinson. She married her long-time boyfriend Daniel Johns, lead singer of Silverchair, on December 31, 2003.
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She married her long-time boyfriend Daniel Johns, lead singer of Silverchair, on December 31, 2003. She is now remembered best for her powerful, distinctive voice, which was significantly divergent from the soft folk-influenced styles more common at the time, as well as for her lyrical themes of pain and loss. Imbruglia returned to acting in 2002 with a supporting role in British spy spoof Johnny English, playing alongside Rowan Atkinson. The movie The Rose, with Bette Midler in the lead role, was loosely based on Joplin's life. In a 1999 cooperation with singer Tom Jones, she appeared on a track of his album Reload. The album Pearl was released six weeks after her death. The follow up came in 2001 with the album White Lilies Island. She was cremated in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California, and her ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean.
Her first single, "Torn" (1997), reached number 2 in the British charts, and her album Left of the Middle became a million seller. Shortly thereafter, Joplin died of an overdose of unusually pure heroin on October 4, 1970 in a Los Angeles, California motel room, at the age of 27. Like Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue, she also played a role in the soap Neighbours before venturing into a singing career. She made it there, but it would be one if the last decisions of her life. The second of the four daughters of an Italian father and an Australian mother, Natalie grew up on the Central Coast, north of Sydney. Her last public appearance was on The Dick Cavett Show in 1970, where she said that she was going to attend her 10-year high school reunion, although she had formerly said when in high school there she was "laughed out of class, out of school, out of town". Natalie Jane Imbruglia (born February 4, 1975) is an Australian singer and actress. The result was the posthumously released Pearl (1971), which featured a hit single in the form of Kris Kristofferson's Me and Bobby McGee and the wry social commentary of Mercedes-Benz, written by beat poet Michael McClure.
"Cold Air" on Y Tu Mama Tambien (And Your Mother Too) O.S.T. (2001). That group broke up, and Joplin then formed the Full Tilt Boogie Band. "Identify" on Stigmata O.S.T (1999). Splitting from Big Brother, she formed a backup group, named the Kozmic Blues Band, which backed her on I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! 1969 (year she played at Woodstock). "Never Tear Us Apart" with Tom Jones on Reload (1999). (The D.A. Pennebaker documentary Monterey Pop captured Cass Elliott in the crowd silently mouthing "Wow" during part of Joplin's performance.) Their 1968 album Cheap Thrills featured more raw emotional performances and made Joplin's name. "Troubled by the Way We Came Together" on Go O.S.T. (1999). The band's big break came at the Monterey Pop Festival, which included a version of Big Mama Thornton's Ball and Chain and featured a barnstorming vocal by Joplin.
"Shiver" (21/03/2005). However, the lack of success of their early singles led to the album being withheld until after their subsequent success. "Beauty On The Fire" (22/07/2002). The band signed a deal with independent Mainstream Records and recorded an eponymously titled album in 1967. "Wrong Impression" (11/03/2002). After a return to Port Arthur to recuperate, she again moved to San Francisco in 1966, where her bluesy vocal style saw her join Big Brother and The Holding Company, a band that was gaining some renown among the nascent hippie community in Haight-Ashbury. "That Day" (29/10/2001). She was a heavy drinker throughout her career, and her trademark beverage was Southern Comfort.
"Smoke" (16/11/1998). She also used other intoxicants. "Big Mistake" (17/04/98). Around this time her drug use began to increase, and she acquired a reputation as a "speed freak" and occasional heroin user. "Wishing I Was There" (23/02/98). Cultivating a rebellious manner that could be viewed as "liberated", Joplin styled herself after the beat poets, left Texas for San Francisco in 1963, lived in North Beach, and worked occasionally as a folk singer. "Torn" (27/10/97). There, she began singing blues and folk music with friends.
Counting Down The Days (2005). Joplin graduated from Jefferson High School in Port Arthur in 1960 and went to college at the University of Texas in Austin, though she never completed a degree. White Lilies Island (2001). She grew up listening to blues musicians such as Bessie Smith and Big Mama Thornton and singing in the local choir. Left of the Middle (1997). Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas. Joplin released four albums as the frontwoman for several bands from 1967 to a posthumous release in 1971.
Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) was an American blues-influenced rock, R&B, and soul singer and occasional songwriter with a distinctive voice. Download sample of "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)" from I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!.