“00individual Celebrates 1967’s 50th Anniversary!” copyright 2017 00individual TLL
EXPERIENCE ROCK HISTORY and the COUNTER-CULTURE’S COSMIC UNITY
The MONTEREY INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL June 16-18, 1967
The Monterey International Pop Festival was the brainchild of John Phillips of “The Mamas and The Papas”, and legendary super producer Lou Adler – timed perfectly to kick-start the historic Summer of Love cultural Vibe.
The cosmic level of Rock Pop Counter-Culture History that was produced at Monterey served as a cultural debut of the future, not only for the populace, but more importantly for the Counter-Culture itself. Monterey Pop was the beginning of what could be, and what was to be.
There was so much happening, evolving, and being quickly assimilated in 1967 that the intricacies of what was really happening – a generational ideological music-oriented liberating socio-political drug-fueled movement that would change society forever – had become a multi-layered lifestyle.
For the Historic Archives here are the performers: Friday, June 16. Evening – 1 The Association 2 The Paupers 3 Lou Rawls 4 Beverley (Kutner) 5 Johnny Rivers 6 Eric Burdon & the Animals 7 Simon and Garfunkel Saturday, June 17. Afternoon – 1 Canned Heat 2 Big Brother and the Holding Company w/Janis Joplin 3 Country Joe and the Fish 4 Al Kooper 5 The Butterfield Blues Band 6 Quicksilver Messenger Service 7 Steve Miller Band 8 The Electric Flag Saturday, June 17. Evening – 1 Moby Grape 2 Hugh Masekela 3 The Byrds 4 Laura Nyro 5 Jefferson Airplane 6 Booker T. & the M.G.s 7 Otis Redding Sunday, June 18. Afternoon – Ravi Shankar Sunday, June 18. Evening – 1 Blues Project 2 Big Brother and the Holding Company 3 The Group With No Name 4 Buffalo Springfield 5 The Who 6 Grateful Dead 7 The Jimi Hendrix Experience 8 The Mamas & the Papas 9 Scott McKenzie 10 Mamas & Papas & Scott McKenzie
The Monterey International Pop Festival’s peaceful sucess introduced the Summer of Love . . .
and while considered trite today, Scott McKenzie’s Top 20 Hit, “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)”, was heartfelt and was highly representative of the Vibe; the emergence and cosmic feeling of empathy and love and rock ‘n’ roll.
The Vibe is a hard feeling to describe. Imagine waking up in the morning and going about your daily business only there is a subtle feeling of excitement coming from within. This feeling was unique and ubiquitous and became part of every level of life. It had no judgement or appropriation of class, it existed in the knowing recognition of another like-minded Brother or Sister who was also exploring life through an entirely new viewpoint with clarity, priority, vision, truth, reality, and empathetic Brotherly Love.
Arguably the catalyst for all of this stemmed from the enlightened experiences of Marijuana and LSD. The unique part of the Vibe was that stoned or straight, longhair or shorthair, a symbiotic bond was known and felt among those whose world had opened up to many new ways of thought and to an acquired awareness. And when a good Vibe is transferred, Cosmic Unity spreads.
This was exemplified by the emerging Counter-Culture’s celebration of music and performers in a peaceful, joyful outdoor environment was communal, tribal, respectful, appreciative, enjoyable, fun-loving, and empowering. These were emotions that were obviously felt to varying degrees by everyone at Monterey, and the feelings continued at concerts and events thereafter, serving as evidence of the Unity of Music, People, and Rock ‘n’ Roll that re-inforced the Vibe.
THE SUMMER OF LOVE!
The Main Attraction of the Summer of Love was centered in and around the Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco with Psychedelic Rock bands; The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Quicksilver Messenger Service creating an allure that was magickal. The West Coast Sound included a similar scene in Los Angeles centered in and around the Westside and the Canyons; Topanga and Laurel. The Doors, The Byrds, The Seeds, Love, and Buffalo Springfield pioneered Folk Rock and Psychedelic Rock.
Although the Summer of Love had inadvertent negative repercussions, especially in the Haight, it historically represents the idealized moment in time when individuals joined in peace for alternative lifestyles not burdened by status, materialism, and consumerism; instead they appreciated the simple things in life like Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll, Equality, Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech, enjoying life, and Love.
00individual’s contribution to the Summer of Love:
On June 16-18, 1967 00individual was not 320 miles up the coast at Monterey. He was 16, just got his license, and for a total of ninety-nine dollars purchased a spacious ’51 Buick, and contributed to the Summer of Love parked in the backseat having sex with his girlfriend.
June 1: The Beatles release “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” in the US.
While there were many iconic images, music, performances, and historic events that took place within 1967, The Beatles not only created thee indelible stamp of the Height of Psychedelia, Height of Pop Rock, Height of Music, and Height of an Era, but also served as the unified umbrella of the Counter-Culture – The Beatles owned the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album at #1 for 15 weeks.
June 3: Aretha Franklin‘s “Respect” reaches #1.
June 6: Moby Grape release eponymous album “Moby Grape”.
June 7: Moby Grape members arrested for contributing to deliquency of minors.
June 8: Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 US crewmen.
June 9: The Monkees appear at Hollywood Bowl.
June 10: 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire & Magic Mountain Music Festival, Tamalpais Mountain Theater, CA – This festival should be recognized as the Prelude to Monterey and the Summer of Love, but has been relegated to Rock Obscurity.
June 10: USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel.
June 11: Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes.
June 12: Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested).
June 12: US Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriages.
June 12: “You Only Live Twice”, 5th James Bond film starring Sean Connery, screenplay by Roald Dahl, premieres in London.
June 13: Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice.
June 14: “Steve Allen Show” premieres on CBS-TV.
June 15: Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill.
June 16-18: 50,000-100,000 attend Monterey International Pop Festival.
June 17: Jefferson Airplane‘s “Somebody To Love” peaks at #5.
June 17: Barbra Streisand performed: “A Happening in Central Park”.
June 17: China becomes world’s 4th thermonuclear (H-bomb) power.
June 19: Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD.
June 20: Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services.
June 23: Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.1, Bakersfield CA).
June 25: 400 million watch The Beatles “Our World” TV special.
June 25: Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay) sentenced to 5 years.
June 26: The Rolling Stones release “Flowers” compilation.
June 27: Race riot in Buffalo NY (200 arrested).
June 27: The world’s first ATM is installed in Enfield, London.
June 28: George Harrison is fined £6 for speeding.
June 29: Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge.
June 30: Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. named 1st black astronaut.
June: Tom Jones releases “Tom Jones Live!”.
June: Leonard Nimoy Presents “Mr. Spock’s Music from Outer Space” album is released.
June: UK band Procol Harum have a #1 UK and #5 US hit with “Whiter Shade of Pale”.
June: Florence Ballard is fired from The Supremes, who would hereafter be known as Diana Ross and the Supremes.
June: Van Morrison, formerly of the Northern Ireland band Them, has a #10 US, #60 UK hit as a solo artist with “Brown Eyed Girl”.
June: UK based Australian band, The Bee Gees score three US Top Twenty hits off their US debut album.
US Top 20 Singles for the week ending June 17, 1967:
1 GROOVIN’ – The Young Rascals (Atlantic)
2 RESPECT – Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)
3 SHE’D RATHER BE WITH ME – The Turtles (White Whale)
4 RELEASE ME (And Let Me Love Again) – Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)
5 SOMEBODY TO LOVE – Jefferson Airplane (RCA Victor)
6 LITTLE BIT O’ SOUL – The Music Explosion (Laurie)
7 WINDY – The Association (Warner Brothers)
8 ALL I NEED – The Temptations (Gordy)
9 I GOT RHYTHM – The Happenings (B.T. Puppy)
10 MIRAGE – Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)
11 CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU – Frankie Valli (Philips)
12 SUNDAY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME – Spanky and Our Gang (Mercury)
13 COME ON DOWN TO MY BOAT – Every Mothers’ Son (MGM)
14 7 ROOMS OF GLOOM – The Four Tops (Motown)
15 LET’S LIVE FOR TODAY – The Grass Roots (Dunhill))
16 HIM OR ME – WHAT’S IT GONNA BE – Paul Revere and the Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsay (Columbia)
17 DING DONG! THE WITCH IS DEAD – The Fifth Estate (Jubilee)-5 (17)
18 NEW YORK MINING DISASTER 1941 (Have You Seen My Wife, Mr. Jones) – The Bee Gees (Atco)
19 DO IT AGAIN A LITTLE BIT SLOWER – Jon and Robin and the In Crowd (Abnak)
20 SAN FRANCISCO (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) – Scott McKenzie (Ode)
HOW FRESH IS THIS STORY?NOW THAT’S FRESH!
June 7: Caprice
June 7: El Dorado
June 13: You Only Live Twice
June 14: Thoroughly Modern Millie
June 14: To Sir With Love
June 15: The Dirty Dozen
OK, Cosmic Kids, 1967’s Psychedelic Train is again in Off-Rail Mode soaring over psychedelic sixties landscapes and headed for six more monthly psychedelic stops and psyide-trips on the way through Historic Psychedelic 1967!
“Psychedelic Train shifts into AntiGravAeronaut Mode and Surfs the Skies”
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The Psychedelic Train shifts into AntiGravAeronaut Mode and takes to the skies above the beachtowns of the California Coast headed for the Monterey International Pop Festival and then on to the Summer of Love.
Next stop – July 1967!
The Summer Of Love Heats Up!
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