Sam Andrew

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Birthday
18, 1941
Birthplace
Taft, CA
Death Date
Feb 13, 2015 (73)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
18, 1941
Birthplace
Taft, CA
Death Date
Feb 13, 2015 (73)

About

Singer-songwriter best known as a founding member of the multi-platinum band Big Brother and the Holding Company. The band, fronted by Janis Joplin, released hit albums like Cheap Thrills in the 60's.

Before Fame

He got his start with the band Cool Notes as a teenager.

Trivia

He served as the musical director of the 2001 musical biopic Love, Janis, based on the life of Janis Joplin.

Family Life

He was married to Elise Piliwale and Suzanne Thorson and he had a daughter named Mari.

Associated With

He played alongside guitarist James Gurley as a member of Big Brother and the Holding Company.