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Morning music: Janis Joplin feels good

Janis Joplin (AP)

Janis Joplin stood 5-foot-6, and every inch of it was voice. She died 40 years ago today, from a heroin overdose in a motel bathroom. She joined the pantheon of 20-something singers who died at the height of their fame. Though no new album releases or greatest-hits compilations mark the anniversary of her death, the Joplin family is working to remember her legacy by marketing a biopic film, a jewelry line, an iPhone app and tiny pieces of Joplin's heart*.

*Tiny pieces of Joplin's heart will not be for sale.

By Melissa Bell  | October 4, 2010; 8:29 AM ET
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