It is commonly accepted that Janis Joplin performed her first show with Big Brot…

Written by on June 10, 2018


It is commonly accepted that Janis Joplin performed her first show with Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco on June 10, 1966.

However, if you research the posters from that time period, June 10 & 11, 1966 were the famous nights of ‘The Quick and The Dead” at the Avalon. Janis arrived back in San Francisco on June 4, 1966. BBHC was playing the Avalon on the 3rd and 4th of June.

If she did sing at the Avalon with BBHC on June 10, was it an unadvertised performance by the band?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

It must have been a great time to be in San Francisco.

Here is the poster for June 10 & 11, 1966 for the Avalon Ballroom.




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