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Janis Joplin Remembered

Host Scott Simon remembers singer Janis Joplin, who would have turned 60 this weekend had she not died of a heroin overdose in 1970. Joplin was cremated and her ashes scattered at sea.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.