….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!
Friday, June 16th, 1967
The Association – psychedelic folk, sunshine pop
Lou Rawls – R&B, soul, blues, jazz
Simon & Garfunkel – folk rock
Saturday, June 17th, 1967
Canned Heat – swamp rock, electric blues
Steve Miller Band – blues rock, pop rock
The Byrds – psychedelic rock
Jefferson Airplane – psychedelic rock
Booker T & the MG’s – Memphis soul, funk, instrumental rock
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