Monterey Pop Festival-Art Garfunkel-Animals

June  is the anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival which, more than anything else, crystallized in many people’s minds the Summer of Love in 1967. Besides memorable performances by established hitmakers of the day the Mamas and Papas, Simon and Garfunkel, The Who, Buffalo Springfield, Otis Redding, and the Jefferson Airplane, Monterey was the debutante coming out party for a singer from Texas by way of San Francisco named Janis Joplin, and an African-American from Seattle named Jimi Hendrix who had just arrived back in the States from London and would burn up the Monterey Pop stage- literally. The Festival was organized by John Phillips (of the Mamas and Papas) and by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, the latter of whom shared this with me In The Studio,  followed by The Animals song “Monterey” inspired by the free festival. – Redbeard