Sam Andrew
 


 

Age: 73



Summary: co-founder of the band Big Brother & the Holding Company who was a mainstay of the San Francisco rock scene of the 1960's and played a key role in singer Janis Joplin's early career, in which the band was among the first and most successful exponents of the so-called San Francisco sound, a mix of folk, blues, and rock influences fueled by psychedelic drugs.




Cause of Death: Complications from open-heart surgery



Born: December 18, 1941


 
Died: February 12, 2015



Location:
San Rafael, California