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ROCKOLLECTIONS: MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL PT.3

Heading back out west for the Monterey Pop Festival in the Summer Of Love 1967, let’s have some Buffalo Springfield.
The best way to have your buffalo!
Monterey was full of firsts. The first multi-cultural concert, with both established and new acts.
It was Jimi Hendrix’s first exposure here, and the first racially mixed, primarily white, audience for Otis Redding- who became a Pop Sensation as a result.
But most importantly, all these disparate artists got to MEET each other. And they got the feeling that something big was about to happen to popular music.
The times they were a-changin’!
Funny, but I always thought the 1st version of the classic Hey Joe was done by the Leaves (I said SEEDS in the show- sorry!).
Followed closely by the great band, Love.
It has come to my attention that the Byrds introduced that song to the world.
So we’ll hear that, and another one about President Kennedy preceeded and followed by a self-indulgent rant from, I think, Roger McGuinn on the JFK assassination.
It’s ok Roger, I still think the world of you!
We’ll hear Country Joe & The Fish stoned- at least I hope they are stoned- nobody could be that bad clear-headed, lol!
Back to Hendrix for his literally fiery version of Wild Thing- and it has always brought a smile to my face when about halfway through, he references Frank Sinatra’s Strangers In The Night.
Listen for it.
For the record, Monterey was the first Rock & Roll Benefit Concert.
And it was the first huge, outdoor concert with a new, innovative sound system.
Must have been nice to be there that weekend.
And it only cost a buck!
 
Here's the link to our continuing weekend with music, nice weather, colorful clothing, etc., at WLSO.FM:
 

Mike

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Comment by Mike Pell on June 23, 2012 at 2:14pm
RJ,
I guess you mean the Byrds for the Golden Pell.
Hey good detective work- that could be David Crosby, in fact it even seems more likely rather than McGuinn.
Can you imagine Crosby's drug burnout brain now?
You do know much, and I was asleep at the wheel for that show, lol!
How could anyone like that H-bomb song?
You know I believe I recently saw that on a Country Joe CD?
I was astonished that he would go in a studio and record that trash, lol!
Feedback...there I said it!
Great version by Jimi, and nice you picked up on that Strangers In The Night.
Not as stiflingly hot as it has been for the last 3 days here in NYC.
Thanks for finding the time to listen and write,
Mike
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on June 23, 2012 at 1:51pm

Hey, the Buffalo Springfield was pretty cool.  I really liked their version of Hey Joe.  That's a Golden Pell winner right there.  The Kennedy rant was funny.  I would have thought it was David Crosby saying that, but what do I know?  Not much, that's for sure.

 

Didn't care at all for the H-bomb song.

 

And Jimi's version of Wild Thing.  That was, well, wild.  Can you say feedback.  And I noticed that little shot of Strangers In The Night.  I liked that.

 

 

Comment by Mike Pell on June 22, 2012 at 7:48pm

You know something?

Many many years ago, I had the thought that the day THAT song doesn't rock me to my bones, and make me want to dance all over the place, is the day I hang it up.

I will officially be an OLD MAN, LOL!

And that's the truth!

Comment by Jon on June 22, 2012 at 6:58pm

Excellent! Thank you very much! That's one song I never get tired of hearing or, in the case of the Woodstock movie, watching.

Comment by Mike Pell on June 22, 2012 at 6:56pm

You GOT it Jon!

Just listened to it and it is fantastic- outstanding sound recording they had at the old Fillmore East!

Which I lived only a few blocks way from when I was a young teenager- I was ahead of all my friends when it came to that kind of Rock!

Comment by Jon on June 22, 2012 at 6:50pm

Ok, I have the 10 minute version from the "Recorded Live" album. DOn't know where it was recorded live from though, so send away good sir!

Comment by Mike Pell on June 22, 2012 at 6:48pm

Jesus...I dind't do it it YET, LOL!
Give a guy a chance to breathe, hahahahahaha!
Mike

Comment by Jon on June 22, 2012 at 6:47pm

Poo...let me check real quick!

Comment by Mike Pell on June 22, 2012 at 6:46pm

Jon,

That was the Byrds alright- always loved that group.

Oh yeah, you did say about the R&R HOF...must be the sweltering heat and high humidity melting my brain, lol!

Wow, you are an expert on DVD's too- quite the Renaissance man...but that's a GOOD thing, lol!

Hey, I am gonna try to shoot that Ten Years After to you.

It's a long song and I have a fairly high kbps, but I think it will work.

If not, I'll just lower it.

Coming to you now,

Mike

Comment by Jon on June 20, 2012 at 7:39am

Wow, didn't think that was The Byrds. It still sounds punkish, at least to me.

I've seen Monterey Pop, are you losing your MIND? Go back to the first in this series, R&R HoF, showing the movie, etc.,etc. Seen it a couple times at home as well.

And going back, nice that you mentioned Criterion. They put out the absolute best BD's/DVD's. Costs a bit more, but worth it.

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