James Gurley

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Birthday
22, 1939
Birthplace
Michigan
DEATH DATE
Dec 20, 2009 (69)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
22, 1939
Birthplace
Michigan
DEATH DATE
Dec 20, 2009 (69)

About

Guitarist for the psychedelic rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company.

Before Fame

He spent four years at the Catholic Brothers of the Holy Cross church, preparing for a career in the clergy.

Trivia

He taught himself guitar, practicing for hours on end, but without a formal lesson in his life.

Family Life

He had an affair with Janis Joplin, who fronted Big Brother and the Holding Company.

Associated With

He was inspired to make music by listening to Lightnin' Hopkins.