About Janis Lyn Joplin
Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer, songwriter and music arranger. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company and later as a solo artist. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004, and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
- Richard B. Hughes, "JOPLIN, JANIS LYN," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fjo69), accessed January 17, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association