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ROCKOLLECTIONS: MONTEREY POP AT 50 PT.1

This weekend marks the 50th Anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival, held June 16-18, 1967, dates oddly mirroring this coming weekend.
50 YEARS AGO? Why am I always shocked, lol?
For some perspective, this was the beginning of the famous Summer Of Love, and the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper was barely 2 weeks old.
And I was beginning to be consumed by this wonderful Music, the likes of which I had never heard before.
Among the people who put together the Festival in 7 weeks was John Phillips of the Mamas & Papas.
Let’s go back 50 years, and have him give the introduction to the weekend and present what might be a surprising Opening Act.
And go from there.
This is new and completely different from the Series I did 10 years ago!
 
Here are the links to the First Great Rock Festival, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
 
At Podomatic:
 
 

At Soundcloud:
 
 

Mike

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Comment by Mike Pell on June 27, 2017 at 12:44pm

Oh, barking seals, real seals.

I'll get right on it, lol!

Comment by Jon on June 27, 2017 at 2:28am

Nope. The Monterey seals. Go there and you'll see (and hear).

Comment by Mike Pell on June 26, 2017 at 1:36pm

Jon,

Rockingest?

You been talking to Scott, lol?

I don't get the seals....San Diego Zoo?

Thanks for the listen & writing,

Mike

Comment by Jon on June 14, 2017 at 3:56am

Yayyy...a PICTURE!

I believe this is the rockingest show you've ever done?

Monterey is cool, think I said that before. Especially the barking seals.

Comment by Mike Pell on June 12, 2017 at 10:26pm

Hey it WORKED, a picture- only took me about 9 YEARS, LOL!

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