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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 Citysort descending Region Country
Big Brother & the Holding Company 01/30/1971 Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium Milwaukee Wisconsin USA
Big Brother & the Holding Co. / Buddy Miles / Sweetwater 01/09/1971 Fillmore East NYC New York USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 01/18/1971 Ungano's NYC New York USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 01/19/1971 Ungano's NYC New York USA
Big Brother & the Holding Co. / B.B. King 02/17/1968 Anderson Theatre NYC New York USA
Big Brother & the Holding Co. / Buddy Miles / Sweetwater 01/08/1971 Fillmore East NYC New York USA
Jefferson Airplane 09/15/1967 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles California USA
A Stone Façade 06/03/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 11/06/1966 The Matrix (1) San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 12/09/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 03/31/1967 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Bo Diddley / Big Joe Williams 07/04/1967 Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco California USA
Chuck Berry 12/29/1967 Winterland Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 04/08/1970 The Matrix (1) San Francisco California USA
A Stone Façade 06/04/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 06/20/1968 Carousel Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 12/10/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 04/01/1967 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Bo Diddley / Big Joe Williams 07/05/1967 Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco California USA
Chuck Berry 12/30/1967 Winterland Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 04/09/1970 The Matrix (1) San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 06/24/1966 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 06/22/1968 Carousel Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 01/17/1967 The Matrix (1) San Francisco California USA
Howlin' Wolf 04/21/1967 Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco California USA

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