Monterey

After their success at the Monterey International Pop Festival the month before, The Who began a US tour on July 14, 1967 at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, OR. This was not a headlining tour for the band though. They were opening (middle slot) for Herman’s Hermits. The first band to play that evening was […]

One of the great pictures from the Monterey International Pop Festival which was held on June 16, 17 & 18, 1967. It was a ‘come as you are festival’ so The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz decided to come as a Native American. We are guessing it would be as a Chief. Chief Monkee, 51 years ago. […]

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 […]

Big Brother and the Holding Company first played the Monterey International Pop Festival on Sat, June 17. Their management had made the decision to not be filmed. Their Sat. show was so impressive that the concert promoters and the films producer talked them into playing again on Sunday, the 18th so they could get the […]

It was the performance of a lifetime. On June 18, 1967, Janis Joplin and Big Brother and The Holding Company returned to the stage at the Monterey International Pop Festival. They had originally played on Saturday the 17th, but their management decided that they didn’t want the band filmed. Janis and the band blew everybody […]

…”battle lines being drawn”……. By the time The Byrds played the Monterey Pop Festival, David Crosby was becoming more ‘persona non gratis’ in the band. And he knew it. So David decided to join his friend Stephen Stills on stage during Buffalo Springfield’s show at the festival on Sunday. It may have been as they […]

51 years ago today, one of the first festival concerts and one of the most important, the Monterey International Pop Festival began. It was a 3 day festival. The performances of a lot of the acts bought them their first major attention in the US and for some the world. Over the next few days […]

The first day of the Monterey Pop Festival was 51 years ago today. The festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large-scale public performance of Janis Joplin and the introduction of Otis Redding to a large, predominantly white audience. The Monterey […]

16th June 1967, The three day Monterey Pop Festival in California began. All the proceeds went to charity when all the artists agreed to perform for free, the ‘Summer of Love’ was born. The festival saw the first major US appearances by The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Also on the bill: The Byrds, […]


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