These stunning photographs show Janis Joplin and the rest of Big Brother and the Holding Company rehearsing in the warehouse for their upcoming album. Bob Seidemann captured these photographs which graced the covers of 60s and 70s most iconic record albums. He hanged out with the group during their rehearsals and took candid photographs. Here below are some rehearsing photos from 1967.
Janis Joplin wearing a T-shirt with the JOB cigarette-papers woman on it, while in another photo she is wearing pin-striped jeans tied at the waist by a braided belt, a pair of kitten-heeled sandals beneath her feet. These photographs were taken after Big Brother’s triumphant performances at the Monterey Pop Festival in June of 1967, which means Joplin was on her way to being a full-fledged rock star, and all the wretched excess that implies.