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Big Brother & the Holding Company

Big Brother & the Holding Company
Formed: 1965 in San Francisco, CA
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410 Ratings
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Disbanded: 1972
Genre: Blues, Pop/Rock
Group Members: Janis Joplin, Nick Gravenites, Peter Albin, Sam Andrew, David Getz, James Gurley, David Schallock, Chuck Jones
Biography: Big Brother are primarily remembered as the group that gave Janis Joplin her start. There's no denying both that Joplin was by far the band's most striking asset, and that Big Brother would never have made a significant impression if they hadn't been fortunate enough to add her to their lineup shortly ...Read full biography
Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968
Released: 2012
Label: Sony CMG
Critics' Rating:
The first entry in the Bear's Sonic Journals series is, without question, a stunner. "Bear" (Augustus Owsley Stanley III), the Grateful Dead's live soundman, built and manned the sound system at the Carousel ...Read full review
Hold Me: Live in Germany
Released: 2006
Label: Cheap Thrills
Critics' Rating:
No one could reasonably have had any high expectations for Big Brother & the Holding Company at this late date -- shattered in 1968 by the abrupt departure of Janis Joplin, and subsequently crippled by ...Read full review
More Big Brother & the Holding Company albums: Main Albums (9), Compilations (10), DVD/Video (2), Others (4)