Big Brother & The Holding Company performed this, along with "Summertime
," on the ABC variety show Hollywood Palace
- their first and only national TV appearance. It was a bad experience for Janis, who wasn't taken seriously by host Don Adams or the audience.
"I was crushed," she recalled. "You can't get any love out of that place. I knew it was going to be hard, so I said, 'Just close your eyes… and sing… Don't play any games with them, just try and sing, and then it will work, right?' I got about halfway through the chorus of one song, and I was concentrating with my eyes closed and I felt I was really getting it together, so I opened my eyes and looked at the audience, and they were laughing. All those little old ladies from Kansas were laughing at me. It just destroyed me." (Janis: Her Life In Music
by Holly George-Warren)