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After 50 years, an encore of the Monterey Pop Festival

After 50 years, an encore of the Monterey Pop Festival

In 1967 the Monterey Pop Festival served as a launch pad for such luminaries as Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead. It also helped bring soul singer Otis Redding in front of a new audience and introduced master Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar to American ears.

Monterey Pop did all of this three decades before the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival was born, and even a couple of years in front of Woodstock’s historic “three days of peace and music” in upstate New York back in 1969.

Monterey Pop, a modest event in Northern California, paved the way for all of them and helped define the modern festival.

“To this day, that lineup for...

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