Sunday, May 23, 2010
Janis Lyn Joplin (1943-1970) graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Texas in 1960. Her activities included Art Club and the Slide Rule Club. She was also given something called the "B Average Award." Presumably, it was sometime between this prestigious honor and her reinvention as a rock and roll icon that she dated future Drug Czar (and inveterate gambler) William Bennett.