BIG BROTHER and the HOLDING COMPANY – ” Piece of My Heart ” Released 50 Years Ago In 1967i

Posted: March 9, 2015 in MUSIC
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An often shunned singer from South Texas, Janis Joplin became one of the most explosive voices of her generation. Although she was a troubled and tattered individual, her voice became symbolic of the assertive stance that emerged defiantly from San Francisco and then spread its way worldwide. Joplin stunned the crowd at Monterrey Festival and became a global superstar, but her utter loneliness and lingering substance abuse contributed to her early demise. Nevertheless, this song established her as a singer who epitomized the needs and desires of those looking for love in a new freewheeling frontier.

It was the blues big mama style, tough, raw, and gutsy, and with an aching…The group behind her drove her and fed from her, building the total volume sound that has become an SF trademark.”

Photo: Janis with Big Brother and the Holding Company in San Francisco, 1967, Photo by Linda McCartney.

Big Brother and the Holding Company – Ball And Chain
Recorded Live: 8/16/1968 – San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

Big Brother and the Holding Company – In the Hall of the Mountain King
Recorded Live: 8/16/1968 – San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

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