The 'Summer of Love' kicked into gear big time today in 1967 with day one of 'The Monterey Pop Festival' in Monterey, California. Three days of pop and rock combining forces into a historic music and cultural event.
On stage The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Janis Joplin/ Big Brother And The Holding Company,The Who, Otis Redding, Grateful Dead, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Canned Heat, Jefferson Airp
Rolling Stone magazine came on the scene today (11/9) in 1967. For 25 cents you got the latest news on rock, pop culture, politics and more. John Lennon was on the first cover dressed in his soldier outfit for the movie How I Won The War.
It was a Sunday night on September 17, 1967, and I remember tuning into to watch The Ed Sullivan Show and see The Doors performing Light My Fire and People Are Strange. This would be the last time they would be on the show.
On June 16, 1967, the three day "Monterey Pop Festival" in California got underway.The Summer of Love was in full bloom. The festival saw the first major appearances in the U.S.A. from The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.
Today May 12th, 1967, "Are You Experienced", the debut album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience was released in the United Kingdom. It would make it up to #2 in England. Three months later it would hit the scene here in the U.S.A. and make it up to #5.