MONTEREY POP: WHEN ROCK STARS WERE MESSIAHS

Cool gig, Sunday Nov. 24th at One-2-One Bar, just so happens I’m playing. Tribute Concert to Monterey Pop to Benefit MMMF — Music Moves Mountains Foundation, a great cause, a real cool concept. Read about Music Moves Mountains here, and look at the lineup for the show.

Then consider this for a minute before you move on to the images I’ve posted. In Austin, we’ve got so many music festivals & film festivals, high tech cons, etc., back to back, the word “festival” might even seem common, like a dirty word. But flash back for a minute, to June 16, 1967, a day when the Establishment thought they were still in control, and longhaired rockers and leftists were considered weird, off the wall, maybe even dangerous… rockers like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin and the San Francisco psychedelic rockers came down like invaders from Mars.. they were the rock messiahs… Otis Redding made everybody cry, shout, shake… Listen, I’m a baby boomer, and maybe I exaggerate sometimes about how important these things were, but they were pretty damn important.
gamble-townshend-monterey-pop-1967-largerSo instead of writing about it, giving my thoughts on Monterey Pop, I’m just going to post some images from it, and let them do the talking. I admit that I do not have any rights to these pictures and have not researched whether they are PD or not, so assume that they are not, they’re just posted for your perusal. And mixed in with the old pix, I’ll insert some pictures of the performers that will be playing at the tribute show on Sunday 11.24.13. Hope you can make it. Thank you, Julie Frost, Madame MMMF, for involving me in this gig. I couldn’t make it last year because I had contracted a case of pneumonia, the second time last year (Much, Much better now, I think I’m past all that 2012 stuff), and will be playing with extra mojo this year with my pal Kim Simpson on the shredding acoustic guitar.

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Here’s a slide show with narration. This was apparently recorded in 2007 by people who experienced it, locals, mostly, with phenomenal photos of the event.

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AND here are photos of some of the artists who will be playing at the Tribute show, Kevin McKinney, Andra Mitrovich, Tameca Jones, Dan Dyer, Jesse Sublett, Mike Flanigin, Robert Kraft, Why Not Satellite, Oliver Rajamani.

I’ll add more photos as they are contributed — and please, send pix to me. You can do it through the contact on the menu above, or via Facebook, or some other route. Cheers, Jesse.

The incredible Tameca Jones

The incredible Tameca Jones

Jesse Sublett & Kim Simpson, who will be rocking, acoustic style, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Otis Redding

Jesse Sublett & Kim Simpson, who will be rocking, acoustic style, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Otis Redding

Kevin McKinney

Kevin McKinney

Why Not Satellite

Why Not Satellite

The awesome Tameca Jones

The awesome Tameca Jones

The unstoppable Robert Kraft Trio

The unstoppable Robert Kraft Trio

The indispensable Oliver Rajamani

The indispensable Oliver Rajamani

The legendary Mike Flanigan Trio

The legendary Mike Flanigan Trio

The unfigureoutable Jesse Sublett, by Todd Wolfson

The unfigureoutable Jesse Sublett, by Todd Wolfson

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