|Publish Date:||Nov 2011|
|Number of Pages:||255|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||2.9|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||9.0 x 11.5 x 1.0|
Although Woodstock looms larger in our national consciousness, the Monterey International Pop Festival (MIPF) of 1967 has a strong claim to the title of the first successful large-scale rock festival. With this book, endorsed by the MIPF Foundation as the first official history of the festival, brothers Harvey (Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon) and Kenneth Kubernik (former editor, Music Connection) present a clear and concise picture of a tumultuous time.
Interviews with planners, managers, artists, and reporters trace a path from the idea's genesis through three days of unforgettable performances and the shooting of an acclaimed documentary film (D.A. Pennebaker's 1968 Monterey Pop). Scores of never-before-seen photographs and festival ephemera, along with contemporary articles and broadcast transcripts, make for a totally immersive experience. The book includes a foreword from festival producer Lou Adler and an afterword by Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas.
Verdict: Well organized, beautifully laid out, and packed with insightful commentary, this work will find its way to the shelves of flower children of all ages. Strongly recommended for anyone with an interest in the music and culture of late 1960s America.
-Neil Derksen, Gwinnett Cty. P.L., Lawrenceville, GA
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The sights and sounds of one of the most famous music festivals in history come to life in this extraordinary compilation of photography, memorabilia, and firsthand accounts from the Summer of Love’s biggest event. It is the definitive book on the unprecedented gathering of folk, pop, soul, and jazz music icons, such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Who, and Otis Redding. This chronicle features a wealth of previously unpublished material from the producer’s archives, rare items from collectors, personal photographs from concert-goers, and dozens of new interviews with musicians involved with the concert, including Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Ravi Shankar, members of the Jefferson Airplane, and Canned Heat.
Through hundreds of photographs from notable artists alongside ephemera and memorabilia, such as programs, posters, advertisements, and album covers, the book evokes the magic moment of the festival as the epicenter of a groundbreaking movement, showcasing it in all its kaleidoscopic glory.
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