52 years ago on this very date was the first of three days of an event that was a big part of what would come to be known as “The Summer of Love.”
This event was the Monterey Pop Festival, a three day musical festival that featured established artists such as The Byrds, The Buffalo Springfield, Simon and Garfunkel and The Mamas and Papas, but more importantly it introduced new sounds from lesser known bands and artists such as The Who, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.
Below are six articles about this legendary music festival and then there’s the weekly MBIP Coming Attractions below that.
Monterey Pop, Where Jimi Torched His Ax & Janis Became a Star: Art Garfunkel, Steve Miller, Lou Adler & More - A definitive oral history told by some of the artists who were there during those three magical days.
29 Monterey Pop Festival Photos That Epitomize The “Summer Of Love” - This is a nice collection of photos that show both the bands onstage and the crowd enjoying the peaceful, musical festival.
How The Monterey Pop Festival Changed Music Forever - An article about how the Monterey Pop Festival represented the start of the hippie dream through music.
20 lesser-known facts about the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival - Some good trivia and photos in this article, I never knew that The Kinks were invited but couldn’t make it due to visa problems.
Why Monterey Pop Was a Turning Point for Sixties Rock - A look at how the festival happened and the aftermath of Monterey Pop.
The Greatest Music Festival in History - A NY Times Op-Ed piece on the Monterey Pop Festival and Vietnam in 1967.
It’s going to be a short week here at MBIP, here’s what’s happening:
Monday: Last night I went to a Saturday Night Supper Club at The Chef & The Baker and had an amazing meal and met some nice people.
Tuesday: We continue the 13 month chicken tour with a tasty and spicy chicken and waffle sandwich at W.E. Sullivan’s where I’m joined by my friends Amber and Joe. We also stopped in at the Navy-Marine Club a couple blocks away where I renewed my membership!
Wednesday: I have a special announcement on Wednesday…is this the end of MBIP as we know it? Am I moving? Is this the heartbreak of Psoriasis? Tune in and find out what the hell is happening here!
Till then have a wonderful and funderful Sunday and we’ll see you all tomorrow!