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Big Brother & the Holding Company

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.

Graham Central Station

Graham Central Station is a funk band named after founder Larry Graham (formerly of Sly & the Family Stone). The name is a pun on New York City's Grand Central Terminal, often colloquially called Grand Central Station.

The Steve Miller Band

The Steve Miller Band is an American rock band formed in 1967 in San Francisco, California. The band is managed by Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals, and is known for a string of (mainly) mid-1970s hit singles that are staples of the classic rock radio format.

Santana

Santana is a rock band based around guitarist Carlos Santana and founded in the late 1960s. It first came to public attention after they performed the song "Soul Sacrifice" at the Woodstock Festival in 1969.

Sly & the Family Stone

Sly & the Family Stone were an American funk and soul band from San Francisco. Active from 1966 to 1983, the band was pivotal in the development of soul, funk and psychedelic music.

Automatic Man

Automatic Man was an American 1970s progressive rock quartet that was initially a side project of Santana's drummer Michael Shrieve. They brought together well respected musicians of diverse backgrounds within the rock, funk and jazz communities of the mid-1970s.

Mink DeVille

Mink DeVille was a rock band known for its association with early punk rock bands at New York’s CBGB nightclub and for being a showcase for the music of Willy DeVille. The band recorded six albums in the years 1977 to 1985.

Pearl Harbor & the Explosions

Pearl Harbor & the Explosions was a band from San Francisco. Formed in 1978, the new wave band had limited success in the late 1970s and early 1980s with their debut single, "Drivin'". The vocalist, Pearl E. Gates, was once married to Clash bassist Paul Simonon.

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