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In Joplin traveled to San Francisco to audition for Big Brother and the Holding Company. The band consisted of James Gurley, Dave Getz, Peter Albin, and Sam Andrew. Initially, Joplin only played the tambourine and sang background on a few songs.

1971: Classic Rock's Classic Year #jerrygarcia #janisjoplin

Legendary "Festival Express" Documentary of trans-Canada train trip which stopped in different locations to allow the passengers to perform. The Grateful Dead, Janis, The Band et al. On board jamming and interviews.

Sam Andrew, Guitarist for Big Brother and the Holding Company, Dies at 73

Sam Andrew, Guitarist for Big Brother and the Holding Company, Dies at 73

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY: December 31, 1961:  Janis Joplin makes her stage debut at the Halfway House in Beaunmont, Texas

Janis Joplin Photo for Media and Publishing Licensing from Photofeatures and Chris Walter. Photo of Janis Joplin Chris Walter

Rolling Stone Magazine ... From the Archives - Goodbye, Janis Joplin ... Superstars just fade, but culture heroines die hard

Goodbye, Janis Joplin

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Janis Joplin at the Monterey Pop Festival 1967

“It was Janis who took the audience’s breath away at Monterey, this Texas white girl who belts the rocking blues like no one else, propelled by one of the founding bands of the San Francisco sound.” –John Byrne Cooke Photo by Paul Ryan

Sam Andrew and Janis Joplin of Big Brother and the Holding Company ♥

Perfect Sound Forever: Sam Andrew, Janis Joplin of Big Brother and the Holding Company

Janis Joplin, Classic Rock, Rock Music, Rock Roll, Shooting Stars, Lonely, Psychedelic, Ears, Freedom

Janis in her apartment on Lyon Street in San Francisco, California in 1968.

Janis Joplin in her apartment, 1968 / Lyon Street in San Francisco, Ca. (I love that her apartment looks like a college dorm room)