Original 1st printing 5&3/8 x 6&7/8" concert handbill for Janis Joplin (and the Full Tilt Boogie Band) appearing with Southwind and Fritz* (featuring Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac) at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose, CA on 7/12/1970. Design by Stan Kromydas, thin flat stock handbill is in excellent to near mint (B+ to B+/A-) condition; only a single pin hole at the top center and a stray tiny handling ding or two, otherwise fine. Really sharp example of this late-period Janis handbill, apparently she made quite an impression on young Stevie Nicks; from "Rolling Stone";
by Stevie Nicks
You could say that being yelled at by Janis Joplin was one of the great honors of my life. Early in my career, Lindsay Buckingham and I were in a band called Fritz. There were two gigs we played in San Francisco that changed everything for me: One was opening up for Jimi Hendrix, who was completely magical. The other was the time that we opened up for Janis at the San Jose Fairgrounds, around 1970.
It was a hot summer day, and things didn't start off well because the entire show was running late. That meant our set was running over. We were onstage and going over pretty well, when I turned and saw a furious Janis Joplin on the side of the stage, yelling at us. She was screaming something like, "What the **** are you assholes doing? Get the hell off of my stage." Actually, she might have even been a little cruder than that — it was hard to hear.
But then Janis got up on that stage with her band, and this woman who was screaming at me only moments before suddenly became my new hero. Janis Joplin was not what anyone would call a great beauty, but she became beautiful because she made such a powerful and deep emotional connection with the audience. I didn't mind the feathers and the bell-bottom pants either. Janis didn't dress like anyone else, and she definitely didn't sing like anyone else.
Janis put herself out there completely, and her voice was not only strong and soulful, it was painfully and beautifully real. She sang in the great tradition of the rhythm & blues singers that were her heroes, but she brought her own dangerous, sexy rock & roll edge to every single song. She really gave you a piece of her heart. And that inspired me to find my own voice and my own style.