It’s been 40 years since the Monterey International Pop Festival launched the world into the summer of love, and this anniversary seems to be the one that is proving to be commemorative.Over those three days; June 16, 17 & 18, 1967 in Monterey California, amazing performances helped to launch the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and many others.
On today’s show, you’ll hear some songs that were recorded there at the event, as well as excerpts from my own personal library of some of the other performers that appeared at this history making “happening”.
Plus, as someone who was just coming into my teens and was in San Francisco that summer, I tell you a few of my recollections.
Music played on the show
Excerpts from my own collection:
Canned Heat…”Goin’ Up The Country”
Johnny Rivers…”Tracks of My Tears”
Booker T and the MGs…”Green Onions”
Simon and Garfunkle…”I Am A Rock”
The Animals…”When I Was Young”
Jimi Hendrix Experience…”All Along The Watchtower”
Scott McKenzie…”San Francisco”
The Byrds…”Turn, Turn, Turn”
Big Brother and The Holding Company…”Ball and Chain”