Here it is, the middle of June and it's that time of the year I think about the Monterey Pop Festival. The first real pop festival of it's kind. An innocent time when the straights, the Hippies, the Soul Brothers and Sisters, all got together to see some great music and feel free. It was in 1967 and it sort of kicked off the Summer of Love. This is when music became business. It was when big deal record execs. came to N. Cal and started signing most of the San Francisco bands. Steve Miller signed for a huge amount at the time. We'll have plenty of artists that played Monterey this weekend. The Who made their U.S. Festival debut, Jimi made his American Debut with the Experience, Eric Burdon was there and so were a bunch of L.A. Bands.And Janis Joplin mesmerized the audience with her energy and sheer power. About 200, 000 people over the course of 3 days made their way to the Monterey Penninsula that weekend. Put on your bell bottoms, love beads, roach clips, granny glasses and buckskin jackets, we are going to the first pop festival this Saturday...Monterey.
Jimi at Monterey