They say if you remember it, you weren't there. That's the bad marijuana joke about 1967, the "Summer of Love," but Peter Albin remembers it well, and he'll talk about that legendary time on Saturday at the Bop Shop. Fifty years ago, in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, Albin was not only there, he was a founding member of one of the greatest rock 'n' roll groups to emerge from that scene: Big Brother and the Holding Company. To this day, the group's album "Cheap Thrills" stands as one of the quintessential records of the era, and the group's lead singer, Janis Joplin, remains one of the greatest in the history of rock 'n' roll. For more about Albin, check out CITY's feature online at rochestercitynewspaper.com.
Peter Albin will sign autographs and talk about the "Summer of Love" on Saturday, July 15, at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Avenue. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free. 271-3354; bopshop.com.