Big Brother and the Holding Company

  1. Guitarist James Gurley Dies At 69

    December 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST James Gurley, the brilliant lead guitarist for Big Brother and the Holding Company, the psychedelic rock band that propelled Janis Joplin to fame, has died in California two days before his 70th birthday. Surviving members of Big Brother said Mr. ...

  2. Chet Helms Dead At 62

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Janis Joplin manager retired last year. Former Janis Joplin manager retired last year. News Janis Joplin ...

  3. Chet Helms Dead At 62

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Janis Joplin manager retired last year. Chet Helms, the "father of the Summer of Love," who brought Janis Joplin to San Francisco, died Saturday (June 25) from stroke complications at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. H ...