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America is introduced to THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE For the 1st Time: The Monterey Int. Pop Music Festival, June 1967.

Prior to this concert performance, 1966/67 The Experience had only been playing in the UK / Sweden and other Euro venues, with none other than The Beatles and The Rolling Stones as their most ardent and vocal fans. Word was spreading fast. Manager Chas Chandler booked them into the Monterey event, and the rest as they say, was musical history.

Introduced by Brian Jones, of the Rolling Stones – the opening 3 songs: "Killing Floor", "Foxy Lady" and "Like a Rolling Stone".

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, California. Monterey was the first widely-promoted and heavily-attended rock festival, attracting an estimated 200,000 total attendees with 55,000 to 90,000 people present at the event's peak at midnight on Sunday.It was notable as hosting the first major America

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Added: Aug-8-2009 Occurred On: Jun-18-1967
By: smyle
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Tags: Jimi Hendrix, Monterey Pop Festival, Classic Rock, Rock n Roll, Guitar Legend, Music
Location: Monterey, California, United States (load item map)
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