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ROCKOLLECTIONS: MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL PT.1

I should point out that these shows are from 2007, so every time I say 40 years just think 45, lol!
The idea for this series was inspired by Uncle Shag of the Longtown Sound Podcast, when he just happened to send me some music from the Festival I had never heard before.
It turns out that this weekend marks the anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival, held June 16-18, 1967.
Now to give you 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.
We will begin with members of the Jefferson Airplane talking about their experiences at Monterey, and go right into a couple of songs by them.
One of them, High Flyin’ Bird, would be released later on the marvelous LP, Mixed Bag by Richie Havens- an album that, well…changed my life!
We’ll have some Jimi Hendrix Experience, who blew everyone away with their 1st major concert appearance in America.
I will read you the roster of artists for the entire Festival weekend.
And it should be pointed out that, unlike Woodstock, these artists were NOT PAID, the proceeds went to non-profit organizations- with the exception of Ravi Shankar who got $3,000.
Very spiritual Ravi, lol!
 
Here's the link to the first of the great Rock Festivals, and all things considered, probably the best, at WLSO.FM:
 
 
Mike

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Comment by Mike Pell on June 16, 2012 at 1:36am
Jon,
Oh 1983, well there you go...you missed the Festival.
Barking seals eh?
Anybody ELSE hear them, lol?
 
 

Forgot about The Band With No Name. Wonder is they had a horse? A horse with no name? MAKES YOU THINK, DOESN'T IT????????

 

I tried looking that band up, and actually it is The Group With No Name, and found nothing about them playing at Monterey, just their billing at the concert.
Yes, Jon, you make me think alright.
Now take your medication, and please listen to Part Two, lol!
Thanks for all that stuff and making me laugh again,
Mike

Comment by Jon on June 15, 2012 at 6:49am

Oh. I lived there in 1983. Guess that's why. They did have barking seals though....

Forgot about The Band With No Name. Wonder is they had a horse? A horse with no name? MAKES YOU THINK, DOESN'T IT????????

Comment by Mike Pell on June 14, 2012 at 11:05pm
Jon,
Just WHEN exactly were you in Monterey?
If it wasn't in 1967 then you missed it, lol!
Yeah that Hendrix lighter fluid idea was classic!
I have NO idea who Beverly is...I haven't even attempted to find out...if it's a group that's a strange name.
 

And why can't I remember this from Monterey??????????????

 

I can't answer that.
You- yourself- are a classic, lol!!!

Thanks for listening and writing, and good luck with those memories,

Mike

Comment by Jon on June 14, 2012 at 5:11pm

I was in Monterey and don't remember ANY of this.

When we went to the R&R Hall Of Fame a few years ago, they were showing this in one of their theaters. I walked in right when Hendrix was playing, it's such an iconic moment, especially when he set that geetar on fire. Has always and will always stick with me.

Ok, who's Beverly????

And why can't I remember this from Monterey??????????????

Comment by Mike Pell on June 13, 2012 at 4:43pm
RJ,
Size doesn't matter...at least I hope it doesn't, lol!
That's back when I seemed to talk more- they wanted that (kept me from playing that awful Rock & Roll), and there were days I didn't mind running my mouth.
Hendrix doing Chuck Berry & Bob Dylan- how could I go wrong?
So the coveted Golden Pell goes to Hendrix doing Dylan.
And I do covet them...I have a shelf set aside for Golden Pells, lol!
If Jimi had lived longer he could have done a lot of things, eh?
I've always been a big Jefferson Airplane fan too, and I will have them and many others you will not believe as 
I will have music from 1967's Summer Of Love coming throughout THIS Summer!
No kidding, you will hear things you have never heard...I am really digging in the vaults, lol!
Thanks for listening and writing my dependable friend,
Mike
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on June 13, 2012 at 2:35pm

Mike,

This isn't a particularly long response, but I still liked the show.  Only a few songs, but that's okay too. 

 

I loved both Hendrix tunes you played.  I've never heard either, so they are battling neck and neck for the coveted Golden Pell.  I'm gonna have to go with Hendrix covering Dylan.  Maybe if Hendrix would have lived longer, he could have put this cover down on vinyl (I'm not exactly sure that he didn't).  It seems he interpreted Dylan very well. 

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