Daylight Video

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.”

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Ed Kilgore

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.