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Monterey Pops (again)

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Pop.jpgUSA Today surveyed it's readership to see what was considered the most iconic Rock performance ever and the 1967 Monterey Pops Festival came out on top.

 

Janice Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Mamas and Papas, Otis Redding and many other acts wailed away for a couple of days that year.

 

It transpired over 45  summers ago, this June, the grandaddy of rock festivals, two years before Woodstock, in what is known as the Summer of Love.


The The list of performers and songs was a mirror of the 1960s, a blend of old and new.  Rumors mentioned the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys would attend, but that was not to be.

 

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