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In the beginning...

In the beginning...

What was unusual about the Monterey Pop Festival?  The 1967 California festival remembered for the first major American appearances by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large-scale public performance of Janis Joplin and the introduction of Otis Redding to a mass American audience. Click here to watch >   

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18 Ways Woodstock Changed the World

18 Ways Woodstock Changed the World

The Who’s lead singer accidentally dosed himself with LSD—and said Woodstock was miserable. The Who’s Roger Daltrey had, like so many others, spent hours in the traffic jams trying to get to the event. Then he and his band had waited backstage some 10 more hours before performing. Daltrey later said there wasn’t any food backstage that wasn’t laced with LSD and he accidentally dosed himself when he made a cup of tea before going onstage.“Looking out unto the predawn gloom of Woodstock, making out the vague shape of half a million mud-caked people as the lights swept over them,...

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