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Biography

The band was formed by Peter Albin, Sam Andrew, James Gurley and Chuck Jones in San Francisco, in a Victorian mansion/boarding house owned by Peter's uncle at 1090 Page Street in the Haight-Ashbury. That house became the site of Wednesday night jam sessions which were organized by Chet Helms who was the real "Big Brother," naming the band, bringing James Gurley into the fold and later seeing that his old friend Janis Joplin came to sing with them. Click Bio for more...

BBHC was a prime example of a band where the chemistry was right,where the whole was greater than the sum of its parts. You cannot buy or manufacture the natural feeling that was in that band.Big Brother played from the heart.

- Sam Andrew