Category: monterey pop

The Who at Monterey Pop, by Paul Ryan

The Who at Monterey Pop, by Paul Ryan

the60sbazaar: Janis Joplin at the Monterey Pop…

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Janis Joplin at the Monterey Pop Festival

June 17, 1967, by Paul Ryan. 

The festival organizers weren’t expecting much from the house band at San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom, but Big Brother and The Holding Company’s lead singer made such an impression in the band’s very much NOT primetime Saturday afternoon set that they were invited to play another set that night for DA Pennebaker’s cameras. (It wound up being after midnight, so most sources record the second set as occurring Sunday.) They were the only band to play twice at the fest.

The band’s debut album had originally been recorded for the underfunded Chicago indie label Mainstream in starting in late 1966, but couldn’t find its way to market until August 1967. Soon after they saw Pennebaker’s footage, Columbia Records snapped up the rights, added two songs, and promptly re-released the album with the words “featuring Janis Joplin” added to the cover.

She was 24.

Pete Townshend, The Who, Monterey Pop 1967, by…

Pete Townshend, The Who, Monterey Pop 1967, by Elaine Mayes. “When the Who started smashing their instruments and releasing fog all over the stage the audience was incredulous. We had never seen smashing as aesthetics. It seemed wasteful and felt scary.”

The Who at Monterey Pop, by Paul Ryan

The Who at Monterey Pop, by Paul Ryan

Pete Townshend, The Who, Monterey Pop 1967, by Elaine Mayes….

Pete Townshend, The Who, Monterey Pop 1967, by Elaine Mayes. “When the Who started smashing their instruments and releasing fog all over the stage the audience was incredulous. We had never seen smashing as aesthetics. It seemed wasteful and felt scary.”

takealittlepieceoftheirhearts: June 17, 1967: Janis Joplin with…

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June 17, 1967: Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company performs at the Monterey Pop Festival

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the60sbazaar:Brian Jones at the Monterey Pop Festival 

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Brian Jones at the Monterey Pop Festival 

Brian Jones at the Monterey Pop Festival, 1967, by Jim Marshall

Brian Jones at the Monterey Pop Festival, 1967, by Jim Marshall