Big Brother & the Holding Company

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Birth Place: San Francisco, California
Years Active: 1965–1972, 1987–present
Genres: Psychedelic Rock, Blues-rock, Hard Rock

Big Brother and 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.


Classic '60s Performances Big Brother & Canne…

Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968

Hold Me - Live In Germany

Big Brother & The Holding Company

Cheap Thrills

Live At Winterland '68

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