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James Gurley of Big Brother - Family Dog Tribal Stomp Photo Poster

James Gurley of Big Brother - Family Dog Tribal Stomp Photo Poster Oh, I had such a crush on this fellow!

1967 Janis Joplin and two members of Big Brother and the Holding Company (Peter Albin and James Gurley) with Richard Lester.

1967 Janis Joplin (I can her cackling laughter ) and two members of Big Brother and the Holding Company (Peter Albin and James Gurley) with Richard Lester.

Bob Seidemann's posters for Berkeley Bonaparte made Big Brother and the Holding Company one of the most iconic rock bands of the Summer of Love. From left: James Gurley, Dave Getz, Janis Joplin.

Bob Seidemann's posters for Berkeley Bonaparte made Big Brother and the Holding Company one of the most iconic rock bands of the Summer of Love. From left: James Gurley, Dave Getz, Janis Joplin.

Human Cartography (New Odyssey Series) by James Gurley  Nice  First Edition  hardcover, pages are clean, crisp, binding tight. Cover boards and dust jacket fine, A pristine copy,  Signed  on title page by author.  --In this collection, poet James Gurley maps the emotional and physical landscapes we inhabit. Hi...  more   Offered By  Darbytown Books

Human Cartography (New Odyssey Series) by James Gurley - Signed First Edition - 2002 - from Darbytown Books and

Human Cartography (New Odyssey Series) by James Gurley Nice First Edition hardcover, pages are clean, crisp, binding tight. Cover boards and dust jacket fine, A pristine copy, Signed on title page by author. --In this collection, poet James Gurley maps the emotional and physical landscapes we inhabit. Hi... more Offered By Darbytown Books

Check this out! Janis and bandmate, James Gurley...looks like they are examining the Oracle?

Janis and bandmate, James Gurley.looks like they are examining the Oracle?

Janis Joplin with James Gurley performing in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco in 1967 Photograph: Ted Streshinsky/Corbis

James Gurley obituary

Guitarist in Janis Joplin's band whose inventive playing epitomised San Francisco's psychedelic era

Janis Joplin, James Gurley - 1967.

big brother and the holding company James Gurley with Janis Joplin

James Gurley - It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine: Sam Andrew Interview ...

James Gurley - It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine: Sam Andrew Interview ...

Janis takes a hit, with big brother, Woodacre CA., 1967.  Sam Andrew standing with Janis and James Gurley sitting.

Janis takes a hit, with big brother, Woodacre CA., Sam Andrew standing with Janis and James Gurley sitting.

Big Brother and The Holding Company with Sam Andrew, Peter Albin, Janis Joplin, Dave Getz, and James Gurley.

Big Brother and The Holding Company with Sam Andrew, Peter Albin, Janis Joplin, Dave Getz, and James Gurley.

"St. James" Gurley with a Janis cd of her early folk songs. He died in 2009 of cancer, two days before his 70th birthday.

James Gurley used an electric vibrator as a slide on his guitar and picked up amplifiers and shook them during performances, creating a loud, esoteric sound for Janis Joplin.