Simply For The Sake Of Doing It

This summer the Monterey Pop Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary.  There was great music and much reminiscing about the pMP17_Schedule_Finalerformances of the original 1967 lineup featuring among others: Jefferson Airplane, The Who, The Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis Joplin), Eric Burdon and the Animals, Otis Redding, Simon & Garfunkel, The Mammas & The Pappas, and Steve Miller Band.  But the talk of the three-day event in ’67 was the astonishing performance by Jimi Hendrix, fresh from touring in England, who was invited to appear after the organizers received a recommendation from the Beatles.

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