Big Brother history, part fourteen – 2002

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Come on in, people, and be happy.

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We’ve got good things to tell you.

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Excuse me while I kiss this guy.

19 January 2002           Turlock           California

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28 January 2002          Chanhassen   Minnesota

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31 January 2002               Area 22            Newport        Rhode Island

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1 February 2002    Bank Street Café    New London     Connecticut

Every time I play at the Bank Street Café, someone asks me about my brother Dan who attended the Coast Guard Academy in New London.

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2 February 2002          The Company Theatre       Norwell      Massachusetts      After playing in Norwell, we fly over the amazing Atlantic Ocean to England.

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13 February 2002   The Astor Theatre         Deal     UK       I feel as if Charles Dickens may have written about Deal. Dover is a bit farther south down the coast and Southampton more so.

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14 February              The Brook         Southampton        UK        We are on the Beans and Bangers Circuit.

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15 February 2002   The Point  Cardiff   Wales   As we were entering Wales, our driver said, “Do you have your passports?” I started and replied, “No, no one told us to…”  He smiled. I fell for it.

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The French call Wales le pays de Galles. It’s a Gaelic land of singers, poets, actors.

The Point used to be St. Stephen’s Church and it still feels like it.

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16 February 2001        The Flowerpot       Derby in the north and center of England.

Derby is pronounced darby, as in Darby Slick.

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I asked a Black Country man how he pronounced the name of this big city and he said, “BUH min ghum.” Rather different from “Birming hayam,” as they say in Alabama.

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17 February 2002  The Stables  Milton Keynes  UK   Milton Keynes is about halfway between Birmingham and London.

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Cleo Laine, the American singer, lives here and she and her husband created The Stables.

I was here at The Limelight in Crewe with Chad Quist, Lisa Mills, Todd Vinciguerra and Peter Albin.

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20 February 2002    The Limelight  Crewe        UK

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Crewe is in the northwest of England, in Cheshire, where the cat lives. Crewe is the home of the Bentley automobile.

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21 February 2002      Picture House        Beverley       UK       Beverley is near Hull on the Humber river, but Hull is industrial and Beverley is leafy and rural.

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Brierley Hill is in Dudley.

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Staffordshire, Lichfield, Conduit Street and the Corn Exchange

Samuel Johnson grew up in the town of Lichfield, Staffordshire, on the east side of Birmingham.

22 February 2002   Brierley Hill   UK        This is where Robert Plant came and stole Lisa Mills away from us.  Hood Robin.

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Oh, well, I have stolen and I have been stolen from, and so it goes. Paul Kantner paid me the compliment of stealing Cathy Richardson from me.

And then once or twice the Starship took Sophia Ramos also, but only because they had to. They always have to.

I’ll just take it as a salute to my good taste in singers.

Just call me the unpaid talent scout for the Jefferson Starship. But I have stolen many a musician from them, and Jimmy Page saved my life once, so, eh?, we’re even.

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Almost even.

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23 February 2002        The Boardwalk       Sheffield       UK

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24 February 2002       The Mean Fiddler         London

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27 February 2002   Piesel    Fulda    Germany

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With Tom Finch, Peter Albin, Anthony Edman and Lisa Mills in Liverpool.

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28 February 2002         Theater Rex      Lorsch      Germany

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Der Speicher can mean a warehouse, a storage place.

Speicher = warehouse

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1 March 2002     Speicher        Schwerin     Then we went to Schwerin, Germany, way up north. It felt like going to the end of the world.

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2 March 2002          Blues Garage        Hannover       Germany

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This is where we met Michael Spörke who wrote a book about our band called: Big Brother and the Holding Company, Die Band, die Janis Joplin berühmt machte. I translated this book into English. It is now called: Living With the Myth of Janis Joplin.

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Michael has written a new book about Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton and I helped him with that one too. It’s an interesting story. We played many times with Big Mama and she was a fascinating character. Michael’s book is well worth reading.

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3 March 2002           Alte Weberei         Cottbus      Germany     Alte Weberei could mean the old weavery.

Cottbus is very far east, almost in Poland, and it feels like it.

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4 March 2002     Hahn (which means hen) is the other airport near Frankfurt, smaller, a little easier to negotiate. It’s like La Guardia compared to JFK.

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23 March 2002     The Powerhouse Pub    Folsom   California

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6 April 2002     Center for the Arts    Grass Valley     California

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20 April 2002          The Majestic Theatre       Streator        Illinois

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We are open to all families.

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3 May 2002    Avalon Ballroom     San Francisco

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23 May 2002           Melba Theatre           Batesville          Arkansas

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24 May 2002   Pop’s     Sauget  Illinois

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26 May 2002    The Waterfront    Covington  Kentucky

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The Waterfront is essentially a barge and it broke away from its moorings this year 2014 and crashed into the Clay Wade Bailey bridge.

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1 June 2002    The Thirsty Ear    Columbus   Ohio

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2 June 2002    Motown Harley Davidson    Taylor      Michigan

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14 June 2002  Constable Jack’s   Newcastle  California

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15 June 2002    Lake County Fairgrounds   Lakeport  California      On the west shore of Clearlake.

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29 June 2002       Tussey Mountain Amphitheatre      Boalsburg       Pennsylvania

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7 July 2002

Musicians for Love, Janis in San Diego.

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12 July 2002   Festival Grounds At The Pier     Buffalo     New York

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27 July 2002    Kronberg    Germany

31 July 2002    Woodstock Swiss style

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8 August 2002        Point Breeze          Webster         Massachusetts

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9 August 2002       Fall River Celebrates         Fall River       Massachusetts

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10 August 2002      Ocean Beach Park         New London      Connecticut

Bimbo's floor-show

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15 August 2002       Coeur d’Alene Casino       Worley      Idaho

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16 August 2002      Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheatre      Darrington    Washington

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17 August 2002        Grant County Fair       Moses Lake         Washington

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4 October 2002        The Landmark Hotel, room 105         Los Angeles

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12 October 2002     Avalon Ballroom      San Francisco

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19 October 2002       Center For The Fine Arts          Grass Valley        California

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20 October 2002        Spirit of Peace                San Francisco Civic Center

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26 October 2002        The Brookdale Lodge          Brookdale         California

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27 November 2002       When musicians play snatches of other melodies during a solo, they are said to be “quoting.”

These are some of the quotes I use when s0loing on Blindman.

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Alan Merrill and friends

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Sam Andrew

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