Forty-six years ago today, the Monterey Pop Festival came to a close. Though not as large or iconic as Woodstock, Monterey Pop may have produced better music, and created quite a few superstars. I’ll be posting videos from this event all day, beginning with Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company covering Big Mama Thornton’s “Ball and Chain.”
Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.
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