The Cheap Thrills album, by Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, goes gold. The album was released in August.
"Summertime," Sung by Janis Joplin (Cheap Thrills Recording Session)
Janis and Big Brother and the Holding Company recording Summertime for their Columbia album Cheap Thrills. The album was released in late 1968 and sold over one million copies that year. Shortly after the release of Cheap Thrills, Janis left the band to pursue a solo career in music.