The second day of the Monterey International Pop Festival was Sat. June 17, 1967…

Written by on June 19, 2018


The second day of the Monterey International Pop Festival was Sat. June 17, 1967. The bands / artists performing that day were:

Canned Heat
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Country Joe and the Fish
Al Kooper
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Electric Flag
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Steve Miller Band
Moby Grape
Hugh Masekela
The Byrds
Laura Nyro
Jefferson Airplane band
Booker T & The MGs
The Mar-Keys
Otis Redding

At the time of the festival, Big Brother and The Holding Company had a following in the San Francisco area but were not a popular as the others acts playing that day. All of the bands were being filmed but Big Brothers management decided that they didn’t want to be, so no cameras were rolling when they hit the stage. The audience had no clue what they were about to see. Janis Joplin. The band and Janis went over so well that they were brought back the next day. The second time was filmed. So when you see the videos that say Big Brother & Janis from June 17th, you are actually see their performance from Sunday, the 18th.

What an incredible line up. Here is a picture of Janis and Big Brother on stage early on Saturday 51 years ago today. As always, any of you there that day?




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