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Big Brother and The Holding Company. Janis Joplin, Peter Albin, Sam Andrew, James Gurley, and Dave Getz.

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James Gurley, the first psychedelic guitarist in San Francisco, recalls playing alongside Janis Joplin and Sam Andrew in Big Brother & The Holding Company.

photo Linda McCartney (Eastman): Janis Joplin with Big Brother and The Holding Company Janis to the left, and then clockwise from bottom: Sam Andrews, Dave Getz, Peter Albin and James Gurley 1968

June 1966 - Janis Joplin made her first appearance with Big Brother & the Holding Company.

Big Brother And The Holding Company. Looks like it might be in Golden Gate Park.

Big Brother And The Holding Company photograph By Baron Wolman

BBHC at the Dixon Ranch in Woodacre, California. 1966.    Photo: Lisa Law    "Janis was rehearsing with Big Brother And The Holding Company in a large wooden house at the end of a dirt road in Lagunitas, very close to where we lived in Forest Hills. As I walked into the house, I was totally stunned by a voice belting out from another room. The power of her voice and the stomping of her foot shook the whole house." - Lisa Law

BBHC at the Dixon Ranch in Woodacre, California. 1966. Photo: Lisa Law "Janis was rehearsing with Big Brother And The Holding Company in a large wooden house at the end of a dirt road in Lagunitas, very close to where we lived in Forest Hills. As I walked into the house, I was totally stunned by a voice belting out from another room. The power of her voice and the stomping of her foot shook the whole house." - Lisa Law

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