The Ten Killer Performances
The Monterey International Pop Festival brought a new symphonic portal to the music world and full-blast rock music.
We look back at the 10 most killer performances that went down over those three days at the Monterey International Pop Festival.
10. Eric Burdon and the Animals — “Hey Gyp”
Burdon immortalized the Festival, with the help of the Animals with this performance.
9. Booker T. and the MG’s — “Booker Loo”
It’s time to sneak one up and get some time machine.
8. Moby Grape — “Indifference”
Despite having a hard time in the history of rock, they still gave the fans their most killer performance at the Festival.
7. Jefferson Airplane — “Somebody to Love”
The epitome of Summer of Love.
6. The Byrds — “Renaissance Fair”
The performance proved that they just more than a studio band.
5. Canned Heat — “Bullfrog Blues”
Few bands can much the heat and speed of Canned Heat.
4. The Who — “My Generation”
It was the worst set by The Who’s standard, but it was their most killer performance.
3. Jimi Hendrix — “Wild Thing”
Yeah, he did the wildest thing at the Festival with just his guitar and setting it on fire.
2. Otis Redding — “Try a Little Tenderness”
It was the most tender awesome performance at the Festival.
1. Big Brother and the Holding Company — “Ball and Chain”
She gave it all, Janis Joplin did the unimaginable thing with this performance of Ball and Chain, and it will make you cry.