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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
Dance Concert 02/10/1967 Golden Sheaf Bakery Berkeley California USA
Dance Concert 02/11/1967 Golden Sheaf Bakery Berkeley California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 02/17/1967 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 02/18/1967 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Journey to the End of Night 03/04/1967 Steiniger Auditorium San Francisco California USA
Phoenix Dance 03/12/1967 Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 03/17/1967 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 03/18/1967 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 03/31/1967 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 04/01/1967 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Howlin' Wolf 04/21/1967 Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco California USA
Howlin' Wolf 04/22/1967 Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco California USA
Howlin' Wolf 04/23/1967 Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 05/05/1967 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 05/06/1967 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 05/07/1967 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 05/26/1967 Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 05/27/1967 Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco California USA
HALO 05/30/1967 Winterland Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 06/08/1967 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 06/09/1967 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 06/10/1967 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Big Brother & the Holding Company 06/11/1967 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Quicksilver Messenger Service 06/29/1967 Avalon Ballroom San Francisco California USA
Bo Diddley / Big Joe Williams 07/04/1967 Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco California USA

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