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Big Brother & the Holding Company

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1965-1971, 1987-present
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Big Brother & the Holding Company is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1965 as part of the same psychedelic music scene that produced the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Airplane. They are best known as the band that featured Janis Joplin as their lead singer. Their 1968 album Cheap Thrills is considered one of the masterpieces of the psychedelic sound of San Francisco; it reached number one on the Billboard charts, and was ranked number 338 in Rolling Stone's the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Jefferson Airplane 02/19/1966 Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco California USA
Sacred Cow 04/02/1966 Geary Temple San Francisco California USA
Love 05/20/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Love 05/21/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Love 05/22/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
A Stone Façade 06/03/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
A Stone Façade 06/04/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 06/24/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 06/25/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Independence Ball 07/01/1966 Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco California USA
Lightshow & Dance Concert 07/02/1966 Monterey County Fairgrounds Monterey California USA
Lightshow & Dance Concert 07/03/1966 Monterey County Fairgrounds Monterey California USA
Love 07/15/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Love 07/16/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Bo Diddley 08/12/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Bo Diddley 08/13/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Howlin' Wolf 09/23/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Howlin' Wolf 09/24/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 10/07/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 10/08/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 10/15/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 10/16/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 11/01/1966 The Matrix (1) San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 11/02/1966 The Matrix (1) San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 11/03/1966 The Matrix (1) San Francisco California USA

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