1970. Pete Sears at the “Fillmore West”. Silver Metre.

Silver Metre. Pete Sears

  • Release 1970
  • Genre Rock

1970. Me playing a Gibson EBO bass at Fillmore West, San Francisco, with Silver Metre. I was introduced to Janice Joplin by a mutual friend “Super Groupie” Zany Dani while Silver Metre and Janice’s band were sitting in adjacent booths at the famous “Trident” restaurant in Sausalito, California. We hit it off and ended up spending the night together at her house in Larkspur after consuming a bottle of Mathews Southern Comfort. Earlier in the evening we jammed together in her studio…just the two of us. I was later sitting on her sofa when she pulled up a chair and an acoustic guitar and sang me a soulful blues song…I don’t remember the song (might have been Bobby McGhee), but it was definitely a ballad. I sensed a vulnerability in her I hadn’t expected. We had a great time that night. Poor Charlie…Silver Metre’s manager at the time, was the only other person in the house and had to crash somewhere and make himself invisible till morning listening to us going on.
I left for the road the next day…it was rock n roll.

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