50 Years Ago Today - The Three Day 'Monterey Pop Festival' in California Began

June 16, 2017

The Monterey International Pop Music Festival

was a three-day concert event held June 16 to June 18, 1967

at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California

All the proceeds from the Monterey Pop Festival

went to charity when all the artists agreed to perform for free

The 'Summer of Love' was born

The festival saw the first major US appearances by

The Who

Jimi Hendrix

Otis Redding

Janis Joplin

John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas wrote

'San Francisco, (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)'

to promote the festival, which later became a hit for Scott McKenzie



Friday, June 16
  • The Association

  • The Paupers

  • Lou Rawls

  • Beverley

  • Johnny Rivers

  • Eric Burdon and The Animals

  • Simon & Garfunkel

Saturday, June 17
  • Canned Heat

  • Big Brother and the Holding Company[25]

  • Country Joe and the Fish

  • Al Kooper

  • The Butterfield Blues Band

  • The Electric Flag

  • Quicksilver Messenger Service

  • Steve Miller Band

  • Moby Grape

  • Hugh Masekela

  • The Byrds

  • Laura Nyro

  • Jefferson Airplane

  • Booker T. & the M.G.'s

  • The Mar-Keys

  • Otis Redding[25]

Sunday, June 18
  • Ravi Shankar

  • The Blues Project

  • Big Brother and the Holding Company

  • The Group With No Name

  • Buffalo Springfield (played w/ David Crosby)

  • The Who

  • Grateful Dead

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience

  • Scott McKenzie

  • The Mamas & the Papas

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