Janis Joplin / Big Brother & The Holding Company – 1966 Concert Contract

A contract for two Big Brother and the Holding Company (with Janis Joplin) shows on November 19 and 20, 1966 at The Barn in Santa Cruz, Ca., executed on behalf of the band by bassist and group ‘leader’ Peter Albin, and the show’s promoter.  This is the ‘purchaser’s copy’ carbon copy, the purchaser being the […]

Janis Joplin / Big Brother – Full Band Signed Mainstream Records Contract Letter for Debut Album / With Roger Epperson COA, Lifetime Guarantee

A Letter of Intent for Janis Joplin’s first-ever recording contract, as lead singer with Big Brother and the The Holding Company.  Signed by all five Big Brother members and Mainstream Records owner and record producer Bob Shad.  With this letter, Big Brother agrees to record for Mainstream, with the full long form contract to follow […]

Janis Joplin / Big Brother and the Holding Company – 1966 Concert Contract, Signed By Peter Albin

A contract for Big Brother and the Holding Company’s shows on November 19 and 20, 1966 at The Barn in Santa Cruz, Ca., signed on behalf of the band by bassist and ‘leader’ Peter Albin, and the show’s promoter.  Remarkably, Big Brother, with Janis Joplin, received a grand total of $600 for both of their […]

Janis Joplin / Big Brother – 5 Signed Contract Riders For Monterey Pop Festival / Their Breakout Performance

The best time of all was Monterey.  It was one of the highest points of my life…Ain’t nothing like that ever gonna happen again   -Janis Joplin Five contract riders (additions to existing contracts) for Big Brother and the Holding Company’s appearances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, universally acknowledged as Janis Joplin’s breakthrough performances.  The […]

Janis Joplin & Big Brother – Musician’s Union Newspapers Sent to Each Band Member

A set of five identical issues of The Musical News, the newspaper of the San Francisco Musician’s Union, individually addressed to Janis Joplin (here “Janis Lyn Joplin”) and her bandmates in Big Brother and the Holding Company: Peter Scott Albin, James M. Gurley, Sam Andrew, and David Getz. The newspapers, dated October/November 1967 (four months […]

Woodstock Festival – Original Large Poster Signed by Promoter Michael Lang, From His Personal Collection

A beautiful original large-size concert poster advertising the Woodstock Festival of Music and Art/An Aquarian Exposition (popularly known as “Woodstock”,) held August 15, 16 and 17, 1969 in White Lake, New York.  We obtained this poster directly from Woodstock promoter Michael Lang, who signed it at our request in the lower left corner.  Lang’s accompanying […]

Woodstock Festival – Original Large Poster Signed by Promoter Michael Lang, From His Personal Collection

A beautiful original large-size concert poster advertising the Woodstock Festival of Music and Art/An Aquarian Exposition (popularly known as “Woodstock”,) held August 15, 16 and 17, 1969 in White Lake, New York.  We obtained this poster directly from Woodstock promoter Michael Lang, who signed it at our request in the lower left corner.  Lang’s accompanying […]

Janis Joplin – Signed First-Ever Recording Contract / With Big Brother & the Holding Company and Mainstream Records

Janis Joplin’s first-ever record contract, as lead singer with Big Brother and the The Holding Company, signed by all five band members.  With a telegram from Mainstream Records owner and record producer Bob Shad concerning recording sessions for the band and the album cover for their first LP.  Fully authenticated by music autograph expert Roger […]

Janis Joplin / Stanley Mouse / Big Brother – Circa 1966 Mouse-Signed Receipt for Poster Design (w/very early full signature) + 1966 Matrix Handbill

A circa 1966 Mouse Studios receipt reading “Received 30.00 advance on account for poster design,” signed by legendary poster artist Stanley Mouse, with his very rare full signature and mouse drawing (the only example we’ve seen of Mouse signing his full name, legibly.) With a Mouse-designed handbill advertising a run of November 1966 Big Brother […]

Janis Joplin / Merry Pranksters / Hells Angels – 1966 Sokol Hall Concert Contract / Big Brother and the Holding Company (AOR 2.247 Show)

 A concert contract between Big Brother and the Holding Company (with Janis Joplin) and the Hells Angels (!), for a November 11, 1966 concert at San Francisco’s Sokol Hall.  The Angels promoted this show, which featured Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters as the opening act–no idea what they did on stage.  The poster for this show […]

Janis Joplin – Beautifully Signed Bank Signature Card, With Photo, 1966 Tax Document (w/ Roger Epperson COA)

A United California Bank signature card beautifully signed by Janis Joplin, with her 1966 Internal Revenue Service tax extension form and a copy of a circa 1966 Mainstream Records publicity photo. Joplin carefully signed the signature card in blue ballpoint, as it was to be used as an exemplar for her signature.  The IRS ‘Application […]

Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Traffic, Etc. – 1970 Trans Continental Pop Festival Concert Poster (AKA Festival Express)

An original concert poster advertising the Trans Continental Pop Festival’s two June 1970 dates at the CNE Grandstand in Toronto, Canada.  Performers included the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Traffic, Ten Years Aftere, Delaney & Bonnie, Mountain and Buddy Guy. From Wikipedia: The Trans Continental Pop Festival was staged in three Canadian cities: Toronto, […]

Janis Joplin / Big Brother and the Holding Company – 1966 Concert Contract, Signed By Peter Albin

A contract for Big Brother and the Holding Company’s November 11, 1966 show at the Trip Room in Sacramento, Ca., signed on behalf of the band by bassist and ‘leader’ Peter Albin, and promoter William Hall. This dates from the very early days of Big Brother; the band played their first show in January 1966, […]

Janis Joplin / Big Brother and the Holding Company – 1967 Matrix Handbill (AOR 2.110)

A scarce handbill advertising a three day engagement by Big Brother and the Holding Company, with Janis Joplin, at San Francisco’s Matrix club in April, 1967.  Great period artwork by Leidenthal; this is illustrated on a full page in the definitive reference The Art of Rock (reference number: AOR 2.110). In near mint condition, with […]

Woodstock Festival – Original 1969 ‘Press’ Backstage Pass (Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin)

An original ‘Press’ backstage pass for the 1969 Woodstock Festival (short for the Woodstock Music & Art Fair – An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace and Music.) The story of the Woodstock Festival and the artists who performed is familiar to any fan of 60’s rock– the rain, the mud, the crowd of 500,000 watching Jimi Hendrix, […]

Janis Joplin – Original Francesco Scavullo Photograph

A superb 8″ x 10″ photograph of Janis Joplin, shot in 1969 by legendary American fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo. Scavullo recalled “I had one fabulous afternoon with Janis Joplin. She stayed the whole afternoon. I loved photographing Janis. I loved meeting her, and she was so different from what I thought she was going to […]

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