On this day in 1967, Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Matrix, rock poster (Neon Rose #3) by Victor Moscoso, Master of psychedelic posters & comix, photo credit to Lisa Bachelis
Janis Joplin – Ball And Chain (Amazing Performance at Monterey)
Published on Aug 11, 2013
With Big Brother and the Holding Company, she performed the song at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 to an enthusiastic audience and critical reception.
The first performance on June 17 was not filmed, so the band was persuaded to perform the song again on the next day.
This shorter version (without James Gurley’s extended guitar solo) was released in the 1968 film Monterey Pop, while the longer June 17 version was released in 1995 on the Joplin compilation 18 Essential Songs.