Janis Joplin was a famous rock star who once gave the Doctor a coat which he loved and treasured. He wore it regularly during his tenth incarnation. (TV: The Christmas Invasion, Gridlock, AUDIO: The Rising Night) The original coat was destroyed by Rose-the-Cat, according to one source. (COMIC: A Rose by Any Other Name)
Behind the scenes Edit
This may be a reference to the coat Leonard Cohen sings about in his 1971 song "Famous Blue Raincoat." Cohen had a relationship with Joplin, which he sings about in his 1974 song "Chelsea Hotel N.2" and according to an interview he confirmed that the raincoat mentioned in the former song referred to a blue raincoat he'd once owned and treasured, and which was lost - or possibly pinched by Joplin.