Stream the Monterey Pop Festival

….just use a little imagination!

It’s June 16th, 1967. You’re 20 years old, and you bought a ticket to the Monterey Pop Festival in California.

With the right soundtrack, you can imagine being there for three days of psychedelic music and fun, without feeling like a packed sardine.

The festival lineup was quite astounding. Bands like The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Jefferson Airplane were in their heyday when the Monterey Pop Festival took place. Here are some albums that can bring you back to those days in the Summer of Love, with nothing but music on your mind. Most are available for just a few dollars, ready to stream and download!

Monterey Pop Festival Ticket

Friday, June 16th, 1967

The Association – psychedelic folk, sunshine pop

The Association

The Association

The Association






Lou Rawls – R&B, soul, blues, jazz

Lou RawlsLou RawlsLou Rawls






Eric Burdon & The Animals – blues rock, psychedelic rock

Eric BurdonEric Burdon songs The AnimalsThe Animals






Simon & Garfunkel – folk rock

Simon & GarfunkelSimon & garfunkelSimon & garfunkel






Saturday, June 17th, 1967

Canned Heat – swamp rock, electric blues

Canned HeatCanned HeatCanned Heat






Big Brother & the Holding Company – psychedelic rock featuring Janis Joplin on vocals

Cheap ThrillsCheaper ThrillsBig Brother & the Holding Company






Steve Miller Band – blues rock, pop rock

Steve Miller BandSteve Miller BandSteve Miller Band






The Byrds – psychedelic rock

The ByrdsThe ByrdsThe Byrds






Jefferson Airplane – psychedelic rock

Jefferson AirplaneJefferson AirplaneJefferson Airplane






Booker T & the MG’s – Memphis soul, funk, instrumental rock

Booker T & the MG'sBooker T & the MG'sBooker T & the MG's






Otis Redding – R&B







Sunday, June 18th, 1967

Ravi Shankar – Hindustani classical








Buffalo Springfield – fok rock, country rock







The Who – rock, power pop







Grateful Dead – psychedelic rock, country rock







The Jimi Hendrix Experience – psychedelic rock







The Mamas & the Papas – folk rock, sunshine pop



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Kayla Liederbach

I host a reggae radio show Wednesday nights at 7pm CT on 91.7fm WSUM-Madison called U DUB.

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