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Movie-A-Day #167: Monterey Pop (1968).

June 16, 2011

The legendary Monterey Pop festival began on this day in 1967, boasting a powerhouse lineup that included The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shankar and others. It was an important turning point in rock music that set the stage for the cultural juggernaut that was Woodstock. In much the same way, D.A. Pennebaker’s documentary on the festival also paved the way for Michael Wadleigh’s influential “Woodstock” movie.

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