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The Many Loves of Janis Joplin

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She was a massive rockstar, so it’s no surprise that the list of people Janis Joplin dated is quite long. Janis Joplin exes include mostly fellow musicians, but also a few authors, photographers, and even a famous football player.

Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is rumored to be one of the famous Janis Joplin boyfriends, just before the star’s untimely passing in 1970. Janis Ian is one of the more well-known of the Janis Joplin girlfriends. There is no Janis Joplin wife or Janis Joplin husband.

Kris Kristofferson was another famous Janis Joplin boyfriend. The two dated in 1969. Janis Joplin also reportedly had encounters with stars such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Jim Morrison.

If you were wondering who has Janis Joplin dated, you will find all of the famous Janis Joplin relationships on this comprehensive list.

  • British musician and Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and Janis Joplin were rumored to have had a relationship for four months before Janis Joplin died, aged 27.

    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: West Bromwich, United Kingdom

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  • Eric Clapton
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    British musician Eric Clapton and Janis Joplin had an encounter in 1970.

    • Age: 75
    • Birthplace: Ripley, United Kingdom

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  • Kris Kristofferson
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    American musician and actor Kris Kristofferson and Janis Joplin dated in 1969.

    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Brownsville

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  • Jim Morrison
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    The Doors lead vocalist Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin had an encounter in 1968.

    • Age: Dec. at 28 (1943-1971)
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America

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