This premium quality pop culture art print features an iconic image of The Monterey International Pop Music Festival was a three day concert event held June 16 to June 18, 1967 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey The festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large scale public performance of Janis Joplin and the introduction of Otis Redding Hendrix’ use of extremely high volumes, the feedback this produced, and the combination of the two along with his dive bombing use of the vibrato bar on his guitar, produced sounds that, with the exception of the British in attendance, none of the audience had ever heard before This, along with his look, his clothing, and his erotic antics onstage, had an enormous impact on the audience To take things further, aware of The Who’s planned explosive finale, he asked around for a can of lighter fluid, which he placed behind one of his amplifier stacks before beginning his set He ended his Monterey performance with an unpredictable version of “Wild Thing” which he capped by kneeling over his guitar, pouring lighter fluid over it, setting it on fire, and then smashing it onto the stage seven times before throwing its remains into the audience This performance put Hendrix on the map Jill Gibson was an experienced photojournalist by 1967 She had a musical background filling in for Michelle Phillips on the Mamas and The Papas second album and was dating Monterey Pop Festival producer, Lou Adler, at the time Jill was the Official Photographer for The Monterey Pop Festival These are her images, many of which have never been released prior to now, in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Monterey Pop
- Images Giclee prints on premium paper
- One inch uniform border
- Featuring archival quality
- Environmentally friendly
- FSC certified
- Made in the USA
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