Big Brother & The Holding Company Similar Artists

Janis Joplin - 100% match to Big Brother & The Holding Company

Genres: Documentaries Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 January 1943, Port Arthur, Texas, USA, d. 4 October 1970, Hollywood, California, USA. Having made her performing debut in December 1961, this expressive singer subsequently enjoyed a tenure at Houston’s Purple Onion club. Drawing inspiration from Bessie Smith and Odetta, Joplin developed a brash, uncompromising vocal style quite unlike accustomed folk Madonnas Joan B Read more

Quicksilver Messenger Service - 33% match to Big Brother & The Holding Company

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Of all the bands that came out of the San Francisco area during the late 60s Quicksilver typified most the style, attitude and sound of that era. The original band in 1964 comprised Dino Valenti (Chester Powers, 7 October 1937 (1943 is also cited), Danbury, Connecticut, USA, d. 16 November 1994, Santa Rosa, California, USA; vocals), John Cipollina (b. 24 August 1943, Berkel Read more

Country Joe & The Fish - 30% match to Big Brother & The Holding Company

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Berkeley, California, USA, in 1965, this imaginative quintet began life as the Instant Action Jug Band. Former folk singer Country Joe McDonald (1 January 1942, El Monte, California, USA) established the band with guitarist Barry Melton (b. 1947, Brooklyn, New York, USA), the only musicians to remain in the line-up throughout its turbulent history. Part of a politi Read more

Jefferson Airplane - 29% match to Big Brother & The Holding Company

Genres: Documentaries Folk Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Along with the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane is regarded as the most successful San Francisco band of the late 60s. The band was formed in August 1965 by Marty Balin (Martyn Jerel Buchwald, 30 January 1942, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; vocals/guitar). The other members in the original line-up were Paul Kantner (b. 17 March 1941, San Francisco, California, USA; guitar/vocal Read more

Cream - 28% match to Big Brother & The Holding Company

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Probably the most famous trio in the history of rock music, Cream comprised Jack Bruce (John Symon Asher, 14 May 1943, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland; bass/vocals), Eric Clapton (b. Eric Patrick Clapp, 30 March 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England; guitar) and Ginger Baker (b. Peter Baker, 19 August 1939, Lewisham, London, England; drums). In their two and a half years together, Cr Read more

Blue Cheer - 25% match to Big Brother & The Holding Company

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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San Francisco’s Blue Cheer, originally comprising Dickie Peterson (Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA; vocals/bass), Leigh Stephens (guitar) and Paul Whaley (drums), harboured dreams of a more conventional direction until seeing Jimi Hendrix perform at the celebrated Monterey Pop Festival. Taking their name from a potent brand of LSD, they made an immediate impact with 1967 Read more

Steppenwolf - 25% match to Big Brother & The Holding Company

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although based in southern California, Steppenwolf evolved out of a Toronto act, the Sparrow. John Kay (Joachim Fritz Krauledat, 12 April 1944, Tilsit, East Prussia; vocals), Michael Monarch (b. 5 July 1950, Los Angeles, California, USA; lead guitar), Goldy McJohn (b. 2 May 1945; keyboards), Rushton Moreve (d. 1 July 1981; bass) and Jerry Edmonton (b. 24 October 1946, Canada Read more

The Yardbirds - 25% match to Big Brother & The Holding Company

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pivotal UK R&B outfit was formed in London in 1963 when Keith Relf (22 March 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England, d. 14 May 1976; vocals, harmonica) and Paul Samwell-Smith (b. 8 May 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England; bass), both members of semi-acoustic act the Metropolis Blues Quartet, joined forces with Chris Dreja (b. 11 November 1944, Surbiton, Surrey, England; rhythm Read more

Buffalo Springfield - 24% match to Big Brother & The Holding Company

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A seminal band in the development of American country rock and folk rock, although short-lived, the monumental influence of Buffalo Springfield rivals that of the Byrds. Despite the line-up constantly changing, the main members throughout the band’s three turbulent years were Stephen Stills (3 January 1945, Dallas, Texas, USA; guitar/vocals), Neil Young (b. 12 November Read more

Doors - 23% match to Big Brother & The Holding Company

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Jimi Hendrix - 23% match to Big Brother & The Holding Company

Genres: Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Johnny Allen Hendrix, 27 November 1942, Seattle, Washington, USA, d. 18 September 1970, London, England. (His father subsequently changed his son’s name to James Marshall Hendrix.) More superlatives have been bestowed upon Hendrix than any other rock guitarist. Unquestionably one of music’s most influential figures, he brought an unparalleled vision to the art of p Read more

Ten Years After - 23% match to Big Brother & The Holding Company

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Nottingham, England, as the Jaybirds in 1965, they abandoned their pedestrian title for a name that slotted in with the booming underground progressive music scene. The quartet of Alvin Lee (19 December 1944, Nottingham, England; guitar/vocals), Chick Churchill (b. 2 January 1949, Mold, Flint/Clywd, Wales; keyboards), Ric Lee (b. 20 October 1945, Cannock, Staffords Read more

The Doors - 23% match to Big Brother & The Holding Company

Genres: Documentaries Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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‘If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.’ This quote from poet William Blake, via Aldous Huxley, was an inspiration to Jim Morrison (James Douglas Morrison, 8 December 1943, Melbourne, Florida, USA, d. 3 July 1971, Paris, France), a student of theatre arts at the University of California and an aspiring musician. Read more

Iron Butterfly - 22% match to Big Brother & The Holding Company

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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During the progressive music revolution in the late 60s, one of the most surprising successes was that of Iron Butterfly. The band was formed in 1966 by Doug Ingle (9 September 1946, Omaha, Nebraska, USA; organ/vocals) and Ron Bushy (b. 23 September 1941, Washington, DC, USA; drums), with Danny Weiss (guitar), Jerry Penrod (bass) and Darryl DeLoach (vocals) completing the li Read more

Blind Faith - 21% match to Big Brother & The Holding Company

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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Formed in 1969 and one of the earliest conglomerations to earn the dubious tag ‘supergroup’. The band comprised former Cream members Eric Clapton (Eric Patrick Clapp, 30 March 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England; guitar/vocals) and Ginger Baker (b. Peter Baker, 19 August 1939, Lewisham, London, England; drums), Steve Winwood (b. Stephen Lawrence Winwood, 12 May 1948, Bir Read more


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