Tuesday, February 17, 2015

On this day in 1968, Janis Joplin made her NYC debut at the Anderson Theater

On this day in 1968, Janis Joplin made her NYC debut at the Anderson Theater at 66 Second Avenue, opening for B.B. King.

The 25 year old singer of Big Brother & the Holding Company was terrified to perform with such a legend, according to a biographer, nervously stating, "I ain't so sure we're ready for New York... We're just a sloppy group of street freaks."

A couple of weeks later, the band singed a contract with Columbia Records.