Big Brother & the Holding Company Interview & Session
Extract from a KTVU news report by Gary E. Park on San Francisco rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, conducted in an old warehouse (c1967/8). Peter Albin explains the origin of the band's name and Janis Joplin reflects on audience reactions to their performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Dave Getz, Sam Andrew, Albin and Joplin all go on to discuss the evolution of rock music and the band's specific influences. Joplin is asked to try and isolate what makes the local music scene so distinctive and points out how: "the thing that makes what they call the San Francisco music scene, as far as I'm concerned, is first of all the freedom to create here." Ends with some spirited horseplay between Joplin and Andrews and a live performance of their song Down on Me.
Added to Bay Area Television Archive on May 19, 2017.
- Type of material: archival news film
- Duration: 4:59
- Rights for this video belong to: Cox Enterprises Inc/KTVU
- Recording medium: 16mm b&w magnetic sound film
- Date aired: c1968
- Originally aired on: KTVU News