Monterey at 45: The 1967 Monterey Pop Festival

Jun 22, 2012

Airs Friday, June 22 at 10:00 p.m.  The folks behind the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival have produced a two-hour special marking its 45th anniversary. This special contains songs and interview clips from The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Buffalo Springfield, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and others. 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. Monterey was the first widely promoted and heavily attended rock festival, attracting an estimated 55,000 total attendees with up to 90,000 people present at the event's peak at midnight on Sunday. The festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large scale public performance of Janis Joplin, and the introduction of Otis Redding to a large, predominantly white audience. Tune in for this journey back to this extraordinary music festival on Red River Radio.

The Music:

“For What It’s Worth” - Buffalo Springfield
“Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing” - Buffalo Springfield
“Chimes of Freedom” - The Byrds
“Paint it Black” - Eric Burdon & the Animals
“Somebody to Love” - Jefferson Airplane
“White Rabbit” - Jefferson Airplane
“She Has Funny Cars” - Jefferson Airplane
“Homeward Bound” – Simon & Garfunkel
“At the Zoo” – Simon & Garfunkel
“Combination of the Two” - Janis Joplin w/Big Brother
“Ball and Chain” - Janis Joplin w/Big Brother
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” - Otis Redding
“Summertime Blues” - The Who
“Substitute” - The Who
“My Generation” - The Who
“Cold Rain & Snow” - The Grateful Dead
“One More Heartache” – Paul Butterfield Blues Band
“Double Trouble” – Paul Butterfield Blues Band
“Hey Joe” - Jimi Hendrix Experience
“Can You See Me?” - Jimi Hendrix Experience
“Killing Floor” - Jimi Hendrix Experience
“Foxy Lady” - Jimi Hendrix Experience
“Wild Thing” - Jimi Hendrix Experience
“California Dreaming” - Mamas & the Papas