Janis Joplin arrived at her 10th high school reunion dressed for the stage.

“No one was up t and saying, ‘Can you believe what Janis Joplin has been able to have done?'” she told NewsHour.

Instead, the reunion committee presented a tire to Joplin for traveling the greatest distance to the event.

If we can remember Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison, other members of the “27 club,” for more than their tragic deaths, we also owe it to Joplin.

The documentary begins with a letter Joplin had written to her family the same year she died.

Joplin’s letters to the family also included book recommendations that ranged from from “Rosemary’s Baby” to “The Hobbit.”

Janis Joplin