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, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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