Thursday, April 09, 2009

Down On Me

Janis Joplin with Big Brother and The Holding Company - Down On Me


  1. Wow, nice find! Right about then, in '67 or so, I was about 14.
    My big sister of 17 was hitting shows up and down the Peninsula, from The City to San Jose.

    She often got stuck babysitting me and taking me along with her and her friends! On one memorable occasion, it was to the Circle Star Theatre, in San Carlos, just off Bayshore Freeway (101).

    Janis and Big Brother. I think Peter N Gordon and Brenton Wood were the other two acts.

    It was round that time at the same venue I saw Linda R and Stone Pony's. Sam and Dave and Clyde And Jeremy, if memory serves.

    But I saw Janis. Once. 14 years old, and I can STILL recall how they just kicked ass all over 'Blind Man', and of course, Down On Me.

    Hell of a flashback, Suz . . . *G*

  2. dang larue, 67 i was 14ish myself. but i was doing the babysitting and was stuck at home. never got to see janis even though i wudda sold my beloved schwinn bike to pay for the ticket.

    circle star was a great venue - the stage rotating around so everyone had good view of the stage.

    gone too soon, dood, gone too soon.