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Janis Joplin


19 Jan 1943 Janis Lyn Joplin born to Seth and Dorothy Joplin, Port Arthur TX.
May 1960 Graduates high school.
1960 Ran away from home at age 17.
1961 Moves out to Los Angeles.
1965 Returns to Port Arthur, weighing 88 pounds, to "detoxify."
Jan 1966 First performance of Big Brother and the Holding Company.
Jun 1967 Live performance at Monterey Pop.
16 Aug 1969 Live performance at Woodstock.
15 Nov 1969 Arrested for disorderly conduct in Tampa FL, after apparently "bad mouthing" a policeman. A court later ruled this to be free speech, and the charges were dropped.
Aug 1970 Visits the grave of Bessie Smith.
4 Oct 1970 Janis Joplin dies from a heroin overdose at 7047 Franklin Ave #105, Los Angeles CA. Joplin's body was cremated and the ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean.
1973 Documentary, Janis.
1995 Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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