Monterey International Pop Music Festival

Monterey Fair Grounds, Monterey, California
June 16-18, 1967
Officially dubbed The First Annual Monterey International Pop Music Festival, the event provided a weekend filled with unique and amazing sights, sounds, and experiences. Two years before Woodstock, over 200,000 young people gathered in and around the Monterey County Fairgrounds for a three day celebration of Music, Peace, Flower-Power And Love.

Friday Evening, June 16
The Association(introduced by John Philips)
The Paupers(introduced by David Crosby)
Lou Rawls(introduced by Peter Tork)
Johnny Rivers
Eric Burdon & The Animals(introduced by Chet Helms)
Simon & Garfunkel(introduced by John Philips)

Saturday Afternoon, June 17
Canned Heat(introduced by John Philips)
Big Brother & The Holding Company(introduced by Chet Helms)
Country Joe & The Fish
Al Kooper(introduced by Paul Butterfield)
The Butterfield Blues Band
The Electric Flag(introduced by David Crosby)
Quicksilver Messenger Service
The Steve Miller Band

Saturday Evening, June 17
Moby Grape(introduced by Tom Smothers)
Hugh Masekela
The Byrds(introduced by Mike Bloomfield)
The Butterfield Blues Band
Laura Nyro
Jefferson Airplane(introduced by Jerry Garcia)
Booker T & The MG's (with the Mar-Keys)
Otis Redding(introduced by Tom Smothers)

Sunday Afternoon, June 18
Ravi Shankar(played about three hours)

Sunday Evening, June 18
The Blues Project(introduced by Tom Smothers and Paul Simon)
Big Brother & The Holding Company(introduced by Tom Smothers)
The Group With No Name
Buffalo Springfield(introduced by Peter Tork)
The Who(introduced by Eric Burdon)
Grateful Dead
The Jimi Hendrix Experience(introduced by Brian Jones)
The Mamas & The Papas(introduced by Paul Simon)
Scott McKenzie(introduced by Mama Cass)
The Mamas & The Papas

Note: David Crosby sat in with the Springfield, as Neil had walked out in a snit (again)

After the event...

Several records were released and, more importantly, a great movie by D A Pennebacker.

Ravi Shankar
At The Monterey International Pop Festival
World Pacific WPS-21442
10/67 BB [UK: 10/68]
Full Cover

Inside Cover


UK Back Cover (no gatefold)

Side One
Raga Bhimpalasi trad, adap Shankar 27:30
Side Two
Tabla Solo In Ektal trad, adap Shankar 6:15
Dhun (Dadra And Fast Teental) trad, adap Shankar 19:25
Ravi Shankar-sitar
Alla Rakha-tabla
Produced by: Richard Bock

Note: Some first issues have a 32-page booklet. Also included a poster.

Can't forget Eric Burdon's top 20 hit: Monterery, released 12/67.
Monterey Pop Dec 26, 1968

Otis Redding/The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Historic Performances Recorded At The Monterey International Pop Festival
Reprise MS-2029
8/70 BB [UK: N/R]
Back Cover

Alternate Cover

Side One: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Like A Rolling Stone Dylan 6:22
Rock Me, Baby Josea-King 3:00
Can You See Me Hendrix 2:30
Wild Thing Taylor 7:30
Side Two: Otis Redding
Shake Cook 2:37
Respect Redding 3:22
I've Been Loving You Too Long Butler-Redding 3:32
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Jagger-Richards 3:21
Try A Little Tenderness Campbell-Connelly-Woods 4:40
The Jimi Hendrix Experience:
   Jimi Hendrix-guitar, vocals
   Noel Redding-bass
   Mitch Mitchell-drums
Otis Redding:
   Booker T & The MGs
   and The Mar-Keys
Produced by:


The Mamas & The Papas
Historic Performances Recorded At The Monterey International Pop Festival
Dunhill DSX-50100
2/71 [UK: N/R]
See: The Mamas & The Papas for details


The Goods, Delivered

For the 25th anniversary in 1992, Rhino put out a 4-CD box set with lots of music and beautiful book.

In 2002, Criterion put out a DVD box set with 3-DVDs and booklet that featured the remastered version of the movie, short films of complete Jimi and Otis shows, and two hours of bonus music. A Must Have!

Can't wait for the 50th!! Well, that's come and gone. A BluRay set was released and a party held in SF.

Monterey Pop
Rhino 72825
1992 CD Box Cover

Disc One
John Phillips Festival Introduction :30
The Association Along Comes Mary 3:40
  Windy 3:13
Lou Rawls Love Is A Hurtin' Thing 3:27
  Dead End Street 3:40
  Tobacco Road 6:00
Eric Burdon & The Animals San Franciscan Nights 3:54
  Hey, Gyp 8:22
Canned Heat Rollin' & Tumblin' 2:35
  Dust My Broom 4:25
  Bullfrog Blues 2:50
Country Joe & The Fish Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine 5:43
Big Brother & The Holding Company Down On Me 4:00
  Combination Of The Two 5:20
  Harry :40
  Roadblock 5:37
  Ball & Chain 7:20
Disc Two
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Look Over Yonders Wall 2:45
  Mystery Train 4:21
  Born In Chicago 3:45
  Double Trouble 4:00
  Mary Ann 4:00
The Steve Miller Blues Band Mercury Blues 3:47
The Electric Flag Groovin' Is Easy 2:53
  Wine 2:20
Hugh Masekela Bajabula Bonke (Healing Song) 3:30
The Byrds Renaissance Faire 2:00
  Have You Seen Her Face 2:30
  Hey, Joe (Where You Gonna Go) 2:25
  He Was A Friend Of Mine 2:40
  Lady Friend 2:22
  Chimes Of Freedom 3:40
  So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star 3:00
Ravi Shankar Dhun: Fast Teental (Excerpt) 6:05
The Blues Project(actually, it's Al Kooper & friends) Wake Me, Shake Me -
Disc Three
Jefferson Airplane Somebody To Love 3:42
  The Other Side Of This Life 6:39
  White Rabbit 2:42
  High Flying Bird 3:50
  She Has Funny Cars 3:14
Booker T & The MGs Booker Lou 3:45
  Hip Hug-Her 2:35
Booker T & The MGs with The Mar-Keys Philly Dog 4:10
Otis Redding Shake 2:37
  Respect 3:20
  I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) 3:22
  Satisfaction 3:21
  Try A Little Tenderness 4:40
The Who Substitute 3:00
  Summertime Blues 3:32
  Pictures Of Lily 2:30
  A Quick One While He's Away 9:54
  Happy Jack 2:15
  My Generation 3:30
Disc Four
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Killing Floor 3:25
  Like A Rolling Stone 6:51
  Rock Me Baby 3:29
  Foxey Lady 3:34
  Can You See Me 2:42
  Hey Joe 4:10
  Purple Haze 3:18
  The Wind Cries Mary 3:24
  Wild Thing 9:10
The Mamas & The Papas Straight Shooter 3:05
  Got A Feelin' 2:35
  California Dreamin' 3:45
  I Call Your Name 3:47
  Monday, Monday 6:22
Scott McKenzie San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) 4:20
The Mamas & The Papas Dancing In The Street 4:50

Note: Cover is from the 1997 "small box" version.
For musical differences betwixt the DVDs and CDs, see the "blue note."


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