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Cheap Thrills — Big Brother & the Holding Company

On Oct. 12, 1968, two months after its release, Big Brother and the Holding Company had the #1 album in the US with Cheap Thrills. The psychedelic band from San Francisco was fronted by the passionate and powerful vocalist Janis … Continue reading

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Are You Experienced? (The Jimi Hendrix Experience hits the US charts)

The debut LP from The Jimi Hendrix Experience (“Are You Experienced?”) entered the Billboard Hot 200 album chart on Sept. 16, 1967. The album had finally been released in the US in August following buzz about the band’s performance at … Continue reading

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