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.
Airs, Friday, June 1 at 8 p.m. When Janis Joplin knew what she wanted, there was little that could stop her. With her music, she pushed and experimented until it felt just right. Her fourth and final album – Pearl – showed Janis at the top of her game, working hard with a new band and new ways to use her voice. This one-hour radio special explores Janis’ final years and the making of Pearl from her sister and author Laura Joplin, road manager John Byrne Cooke, Pearl producer, the late Paul Rothchild, and author Holly George Warren.