In 1965, some San Francisco refugees bought an old building, fixed it up, moved in upstairs, and went to San Francisco to look for a house band. There they founded the Charlatans, who were looking for their first gig. From the stage of the Red Dog the Charlatans introduced the world to psychedelic guitar band rock and roll.
In 1966 the house band was Big Brother and the Holding Company. Janis Joplin joined the band here and went on as a member when they returned to San Francisco.
Janis’ Full discography:
Big Brother and the Holding Company
1967 – Big Brother and the Holding Company
1968 – Cheap Thrills
Kozmic Blues Band
1969 – I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!
Full Tilt Boogie Band
1971 – Pearl
Red Dog Saloon
76 North C St.
Virginia City NV 89440