Big Brother history, part twelve – 1999

1999

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Ma… chi è quest’angelo?      But… who is this angel?

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Andra Mitrovich did these dates with us. I met her in Cleveland while we were doing Love, Janis.

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A Corpus Christi cotton gin

12 January 1999     Executive Club     Corpus Christi   Texas

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12 January 1999  Top of the Mark  Austin   My mother and sisters came to this gig. Andra and I sang Since I Met You, Baby.

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14 January     Blue Cat Blues Club               Dallas

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Photo:  Polly Belinda Rendall

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15 January 1999  Billy Blues  Houston

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I played at Billy Blues with The Sam Andrew Band and now returned with Big Brother.

16 January 1999    Janis Joplin Birthday Bash   Port Arthur

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Museum of the Gulf Coast

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A letter from Sam Monroe who knew Janis in high school.

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Sam became the president of Lamar State College where Janis went to school.

Elise in a work by Robert Rauschenberg at the Museum of the Gulf Coast.

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Robert Rauschenberg

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17 January 1999   Whisky a Go Go   West Hollywood

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Elise campaigning.

Andra Mitrovich sang with Big Brother at the Whisky.

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I sang with Big Brother and Moby Grape. We had a ball.

David LaFlamme playing on Do What You love.

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30 January 1999     Six Rivers Brewing Company    McKinleyville    California

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20 February 1999              Markham Vineyards                 Napa

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There were a couple of earthquakes recently near Napa, one in August and one on 24 September 2014. I had just played in Berkeley with Freddie Krc at the Art House on Shattuck. I came home, went to bed and was awakened by the quake at about three in the morning.

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2 March 1999                My first  Love, Janis production.                  Cleveland

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Catherine Curtin and Beth Hart

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When I arrived in Cleveland to do Love, Janis,  I was given a car and a parking permit.

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7 March 1999     The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame      Someday they’ll let us in.

With  Jane Scott   Jimmy Khoury    Beth Hart

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Jane Scott wrote the first Cleveland review of Big Brother and the Holding Company in the 1960s (Cleveland Plain Dealer).

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22 April 1999     Small Planet    East Lansing     Michigan

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23 April 1999    Club Soda       Kalamazoo

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Yes, I went and looked at the Gibson factory, all gone now, gone to Nashville.

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24 April 1999    Cavern Club    Ann Arbor

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25 April 1999     Main Event   Toledo

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An encouraging note from the manager of the theatre company at The Cleveland Play house.

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28 April 1999    The Barrel House    Cincinnati

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29 April 1999   Graffiti    Pittsburgh

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30 April 1999   Thunderdome    Akron      Maria Stanford sang with us at this time.

1 May 1999   The Lafayette Tap Room    Buffalo

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Valerie Johnson

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3 June 1999             The Great American Music Hall            San Francisco

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10 June 1999           Clos du Bois Winery     Sonoma    California

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26 June 1999   Freedom Fest   Canton   Ohio

Francine Sama sang this one with us and Nina McCollum sat in on some tunes.

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27 June 1999             Adams County Fairgrounds             Brighton         Colorado

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21 July 1999 Starwood Festival    Sherman  New York

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5 August 1999   Television  interviews to promote Love, janis.

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7 August 1999     Rockin’ The Rockies  La Hood Park   Cardwell        Montana

8 August 1999            Pennington Music Festival            Pennington  Minnesota

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Maria Stanford

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Minnesota, where the state bird is the mosquito. They were flying into my mouth while I was singing. I didn’t dare inhale.

10 August 1999           Opening night in Cleveland

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10-12 August 1999   Broken Spoke Saloon  Sturgis  South Dakota

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14-15 August 1999

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7 September 1999      Janis Joplin:   An absolute demand for non conformity.

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13 August 1999       Yesterday’s Heroes      Cape May             New Jersey

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14 August 1999     Big Boulder Ski Area    Poconos    Pennsylvania

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20 August 1999      private wedding       Philo         California

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28 August 1999    Barnes Park Memorial Bowl    Monterey Park    California

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23 September 1999    Lisa Mills     I met Lisa because my wife’s best friend knew her hairdresser. What a treasure she has proved to be.

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24 September 1999           Royal Bear          Algona             Washington

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25 September 1999     Kyoto Benefit          Portland         Oregon

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3 October 1999      The Palace   Louisville    Kentucky

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4 October 1999        Room 105       The Landmark Hotel      Los Angeles

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7 October 1999   19 Broadway             Fairfax               California         Tom Finch

Peter Albin       Karen Lyberger

9 October 1999   Greater Pensacola Motorcycle Rally   Pensacola    Florida

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14 October 1999    The Orbit     Fort Meyers Florida

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16 October 1999  Magnolia Festival   Live Oak    Florida

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San Geronimo Valley Drive about 1900    Marin County   California

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This looks like where Creamery Road is now. A ranch in San Geronimo.

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Julia Ward Howe, Annie Mailliard’s sister. In 1895 Annie Mailliard died of breast cancer in the home she loved so dearly. Her husband died a year later. Their home became the clubhouse of the Woodacre Improvement Club in 1924.

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The building burned in 1958 and was replaced, where it continues to serve the Club’s members and the Valley community.

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29 October 1999    Woodacre Improvement Club             Woodacre  (also known as Weird Acre)    California

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Tom Finch and Rahman are true Renaissance men.

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The train station in San Geronimo.  It’s still there, but you would have to be from here to see that it is the same building. Everything has changed so much.

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Lagunitas, California, where Big Brother and the Holding Company lived 1966-1967. That building on the right with the white roof is standing where the Lagunitas general store is now.

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30 October 1999    The Brookdale Lodge   Brookdale  California  With Kathi McDonald and Bob Mosely.

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Monroe Christi

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18 December 1999     We took Margaret and Michael Joplin to see Beach Blanket Babylon.

Diana Andrew calls me Uncle Sam.

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Sam Andrew and Sam Andrew

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