Monterey Pop Festival facts for kids

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The Monterey International Pop Music Festival took place from June 16 to June 18, 1967. Over 200,000 people went, and it is often seen as the beginning of the "rock era", replacing the earlier term "rock and roll". The festival was a cultural inspiration for future events. Many of the performers (like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin) became major celebrities through their appearances, while older acts (like The Beach Boys, who were scheduled to appear but cancelled) were seen as obsolete.

People who played

Friday, June 16

Saturday, June 17

  • Canned Heat
  • Big Brother & The Holding Company
  • Country Joe and The Fish
  • Al Kooper
  • The Butterfield Blues Band
  • Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • Steve Miller Band
  • The Electric Flag
  • Moby Grape
  • Hugh Masekela
  • The Byrds
  • Laura Nyro
  • Jefferson Airplane
  • Booker T and The MG's
  • Otis Redding

Sunday, June 18


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