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Big Brother And The Holding Company: Cheap Thrills (CBS KCS 9700)

Review by Simon Frith, Let It Rock, April 1975

JANIS JOPLIN was an awkward Texan girl with a rough voice who became one of the major idols of the sixties 'counter culture'. Why? ...

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Big Brother & the Holding Company

Interview by Greg Shaw, Mojo Navigator, September 1966

GS: Can you tell us about your recent visit to Chicago? ...

Janis Joplin: Lock Up Your Sons

Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, August 1968

SHE WEARS a micro-length dress with a neckline plunging down to the navel. She swoops around the stage like some kind of female bat about ...

Janis Joplin: Singer With The Bordello Voice

Profile and Interview by Al Aronowitz, LIFE, September 1968

IF YOU HAVEN'T heard of Big Brother and the Holding Company by now, you're going to miss your chance. ...

Suddenly… Janis Joplin!

Profile and Interview by uncredited writer, Flip, December 1968

A YEAR AGO, Flip's Hollywood Editor (Carol Deck) and Flip's London Editor (Keith Altham) met at the now legendary Monterey Pop Festival. It was the ...

Janis Joplin: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, February 1969

NEW BAND LIBERATES JOPLIN BLUES SOUND ...

Janis Joplin: Janis

Report by Mark Williams, International Times, May 1969

JANIS WAS WANDERING round rapping and goofing with her band when I ventured onstage during her pre-concert rehearsal at the Albert Hall. She was obviously ...

Newport '69 Pop Festival: Rock Festival Fiasco

Report by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, July 1969

NOW THAT the Newport '69 Pop Festival (called that to borrow a little of the fame from the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals, but actually ...

The Band, Sly & The Family Stone, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin: Woodstock Music & Art Fair, Bethel, NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, August 1969

Rock Audience Moves to Dusk-to-Dawn Rhythms ...

Woodstock

Report by Miller Francis jr., Great Speckled Bird, The, September 1969

"Man, what done got into them ofays?" one asked. "It ain't nothing. They just trying to get back, that's all" "Get back?" said the ...

Janis Joplin: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, December 1969

Janis Joplin Gives A Rousing Display Of Blues and Rock ...

Janis Joplin & The Full Tilt Boogie Band: Forest Hills Stadium, Queens NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, August 1970

Janis Joplin and Her New Group Give Rousing Forest Hills Show ...

Janis Joplin’s Full-tilt Boogie Ride

Report and Interview by David Dalton, Rolling Stone, August 1970

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – Janis Joplin and her newly-formed band, Janis Joplin Full-Tilt Boogie, debuted here June 12th, their first gig since they started rehearsing together ...

Janis Joplin: An Appreciation by Geoffrey Cannon

Memoir by Geoffrey Cannon, Guardian, The, October 1970

AN EVENING at the Royal Garden Hotel in April, 18 months ago. I was meeting Janis Joplin. I fished around for a while, trying to ...

Janis Joplin: Pearl (CBS)

Review by Hugh Nolan, International Times, March 1971

A FITTING epitaph for the maverick First Lady of Rock. ...

Janis Joplin: Pearl/Big Brother and the Holding Company: Be A Brother (CBS)

Review by Charlie Gillett, Cream, May 1971

THEY ALL AGREED, the people who went to see her on stage, that Janis had something special. The effect of her personality didn’t come over ...

Janis!

Interview by David Dalton, Rolling Stone, February 1972

"I’M GOING to write a book about you," David Dalton told Janis Joplin when she was beginning her first tour with her Full Tilt Boogie ...

Janis Joplin: Joplin in Concert

Review by Ben Edmonds, Creem, August 1972

IT MAY WELL BE an admission of blasphemy, but I was never one of the worshippers at the Janis Joplin altar. I seldom missed an ...

Janis

Retrospective by Mick Farren, International Times, September 1972

A LOOK AT A JET AGE RED HOT MAMA ON THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF HER DEATH ...

The San Francisco Sound

Retrospective and Interview by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, August 1990

"My eyes were opened. There's a new world and a new society and a new spirit." ...

Janis Joplin: Janis (Columbia/Legacy)

Review by Mark Cooper, MOJO, March 1994

DYLAN FELL OFF his motorcycle, The Beatles broke up and Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin paid the full price of ‘60s rock stardom ...

A Shot From The Heart: Janis and Cheap Thrills

Retrospective by David Dalton, Gadfly, September 1998

IT'S 30 YEARS ago today since Cheap Thrills was released, but as soon as the needle touches the surface of the record (I’m sentimental about ...

Big Brother & The Holding Company: Do What You Love

Retrospective and Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, September 1998

"All of a sudden someone threw me in this rock 'n' roll band. They threw these musicians at me, man, and the sound was coming ...

Janis Joplin: The Ultimate Collection

Review by Carol Clerk, Uncut, October 1998

ROCK'S HOTTEST mama revisited in a comprehensive 32-track retrospective. ...

Janis Joplin: Soul Sacrifice

Retrospective and Interview by David Dalton, MOJO, June 2000

She was no victim, but gave herself up to her music – and kept on giving. David Dalton hitches a ride with Janis Joplin, entertainer, ...

Love, Sam

Retrospective and Interview by Ernesto De Pascale, Rock's Backpages, April 2001

On the eve of the premiere of off-Broadway show Love, Janis, Big Brother’s Sam Andrew remembers his friend and musical soulmate. ...

In Defence of Big Brother!

Comment by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, May 2002

A recent documentary reminds us that Janis' bandmates mattered too ...

Choo Choo Ch’Boogie: Festival Express 1970

Retrospective and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, September 2004

IT WAS THE Lollapalooza of its day – a week-long, three-date circus of a rock and roll tour featuring The Band, Buddy Guy, Janis Joplin, ...

Janis Joplin: Got Them Battlin' Janis Bio Blues

Report by Chris Smith, Texas Music, Summer 2005

AH JANIS. OK, so you gave us an alternate spelling for 'cosmic,' helped corral all the hippies into San Francisco, proved white people can sing ...

Big Brother & The Holding Company in The Summer of Love

Retrospective and Interview by Richie Unterberger, MOJO, Summer 2007

THE RELEASE of Big Brother And The Holding Company's self-titled debut album in the summer of 1967 should have been a highwater mark in both ...

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