A Long Strange Trip

Big Brother and the Holding Company Weir BG 115 1968

BG 115 Big Brother and the Holding Company, Iron Butterfly, Booker T. & the MG's, Holy See, Glenn McKay's Head Lights Ticket Set Artists: Patrick Lofthouse and Thomas Weir Date: Apr 11, 1968 - Apr 13, 1968 Venue: Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco, CA Size: 2 9/16" x 4 9/16"

"Big Brother & the Holding Company star Janis Joplin is prominently featured in Patrick Lofthouse's undulating photo-collage design. Memphis soul-legend Booker T and the MGs were scheduled to play this concert, too, but begged off to attend the funeral service for Dr. Martin Luther King who'd been killed just a week before on the balcony of the Motel Lorraine. The Thursday concert of this three-performance event was held at the Fillmore Auditorium, and the unrest precipitated by King's death coupled with growing unease over the steady deterioration of the Fillmore's neighborhood advanced Bill Graham's plan to move his productions to another venue in the area."

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