"Janis Joplin appeared at the Factory for the first time right after Hendrix," recalls Electric Factory co-founder Larry Magid in his book My Soul's Been Psychedelicized. "When she showed up Friday afternoon, posters advertising his Thursday performance were still up all over the place. I went over to greet her. 'Why the fuck are all these Jimi Hendrix posters up?' Janis yelled. 'Where are my posters?' I had a soft spot for Joplin, despite her gruffness. The minute you saw her, you felt how she embodied the whole scene. She could be tender and sweet, and then equally rough. The next time I booked her band—Big Brother and the Holding Company—at the Factory, it was for seven shows in three days; she showed up with a 101-degree fever, slugged Southern Comfort for two days, and somehow played all her shows...brilliantly!"
This extreme rarity hails from that very Joplin debut during the heady early days in Electric Factory's history. The 17x23, glossy-paper poster showcases an iconic hippie-dippy design and credits Magid's co-founder Herb Spivak at lower right ("Herb Spivak - 1968"). FR/GD due to heavy perimeter wear, yet very bright with no apparent fading.