Big Brother and the Holding Company at Luxor Live
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Arnhem, The Netherlands 6811 KB
Big Brother and the Holding Company was founded in San Francisco in 1965 by Peter Albin and Sam Andrew. After the original drummer was replaced by Dave Getz, the band adopted their solid form. In 1966, Janis Joplin joined the band as a singer. In 1967 they released their first album: Big Brother & the Holding Company, and had a major breakthrough with the performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. The second album, Cheap Thrills, was a worldwide success and has been listed by music magazine Rolling Stone as one of the Top 500 albums of all time.
In November 1968, Joplin left the band to go solo. Big Brother and the Holding Company have been together from the Summer of Love until the present day.
The lead singer at gigs in The Netherlands is Eileen Humphreys.
The opening band for this show is blues band, Stranger in Town.