What happened at the Monterey Pop Festival? Monterey was the concert that propelled The Who into the American mainstream. At the end of their frenetic performance of “My Generation”, the audience was stunned as guitarist Pete Townshend began smashing his guitar, amid smoke bombs and explosions.
What bands played at Monterey Pop Festival? Monterey featured career-making performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few of the performers in a wildly diverse lineup that also included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar.
Does the Monterey Pop Festival still exist? Anniversary festival
The festival did not become an annual event. However, in 2017 on the 50th anniversary of the festival, the “Monterey International Pop Festival – Celebrates 50 Years” was held at the same venue on the same weekend, with the participation of Lou Adler.
Who played at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1969? By the time they got to Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Who and the Grateful Dead were established superstars—heroes to the roughly half a million worshipful fans who trekked up to Max Yasgur’s farm to see them in the summer of 1969.