Big Brother and the Holding Company

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Intro

They are an American Rock band that formed out of San Francisco during 1965 as part of the same Psychedelic Rock 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.

Info

Their 1968 album Cheap Thrills is considered one of the masterpieces of the Psychedelic Rock 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. The album is also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Albums List

1) Big Brother and the Holding Company - (1967)

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2) Cheap Thrills - (1968)

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3) Be a Brother - (1970)

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4) How Hard It Is - (1971)

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5) Can't Go Home Again - (1997)

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6) Do What You Love - (1999)

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7) The Lost Tapes - (2008)

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Live & Comps

  1. Big Brother & the Holding Company: Live in San Francisco 1966 (1966)
  2. In Concert (Janis Joplin) (1972)
  3. Cheaper Thrills (1984)
  4. Joseph's Coat (1986)
  5. Live at Winterland '68 (1998)
  6. Hold Me (2006)
  7. The Lost Tapes (2008)
  8. Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968 (2012)

Members Name Check

  • Peter Albin – bass (1965-1968, 1969-1972, 1987-present)
  • Dave Getz – drums, piano (1966-1968, 1969-1972, 1987-present)
  • Tom Finch – guitar (1997-2008, 2015-present)
  • Tommy Odetto – guitar (2015-present)
  • Darby Gould - lead vocals (2015-present)
  • Sam Andrew – guitar, vocals (1965-1968, 1969-1972, 1987-2015; died 2015)
  • James Gurley – guitar (1965-1968, 1969-1972, 1987-1997; died 2009)
  • Chuck Jones – drums (1965-1966)
  • Janis Joplin - lead vocals (1966-1968; died 1970)
  • Nick Gravenites - lead vocals (1969-1972)
  • Kathi McDonald - lead vocals (1969-1972; died 2012)
  • Dave Schallock - guitar (1969-1972)
  • Mike Finnigan - organ, vocals (1971-1972)
  • Ben Nieves – guitar (2008-2015)
  • Cathy Richardson - lead vocals (2007-2011)

External Links

www.bbhc.com