Monday, June 16, 2008

Down in Monterey

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

The people came and listened
Some of them came and played
Others gave flowers away
Yes they did
Down in Monterey
Down in Monterey

Young gods smiled upon the crowd
Their music being born of love
Children danced night and day
Religion was being born
Down in Monterey

1967 The Monterey International Pop Festival began in the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California, USA. The rock festival was planned by producer Lou Adler, John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, producer Alan Pariser, and Beatles publicist Derek Taylor; the festival board included members of The Beatles and The Beach Boys.
In three days 50,000 fans witnessed the first major appearances of Jimi Hendrix ( who was booked on the insistence of board member Paul McCartney), The Who and Janis Joplin. Also appearing were The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield, Otis Redding, The Animals, Mamas and Papas, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Country Joe and the Fish, Canned Heat, Steve Miller Band, Simon and Garfunkel, The Byrds, The Butterfield Blues Band, Al Kooper, Scott McKenzie and Ravi Shankar ...

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