Why Monterey Pop Mattered

Why Monterey Pop Mattered

Paul Ingles documents the pop/rock festival that set the template for all the great ones that followed: The Monterey Pop Festival of 1967.

The festival is marking its 50th anniversary with another festival with mostly contemporary stars on the same three days as the original (June 16-17-18) in the very same venue, the Monterey Fair Grounds. Paul talks with original Monterey Pop producer Lou Adler, legendary Monterey Pop filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker, Grace Slick of the Jefferson Airplane, Steve Cropper from Otis Redding’s band and more people who there at Monterey in 1967. Plus the best of the great music from the break out stars of the 1967 festival like Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, The Who and Jimi Hendrix and others like The Byrds, Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, The Jefferson Airplane, The Mama’s & The Papas and more.

This program will be available for download and licensing at PRX before the 50th Anniversary. The target date is June 2.