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Monterey Pop Festival – 4 Rare Ticket Stubs (Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, Grateful Dead, etc)

A very rare set of 4 ticket stubs and a business card from the June 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.  Monterey Pop was arguably the most important rock festival ever–the seminal rock event of the “Summer of Love”.

The 3 day festival had 5 separate concerts, each ticketed individually.  This set includes stubs from shows #1,2,3 and 5.  Missing  is the most common and least collectible, for Ravi Shankar’s all Indian music concert on Sunday afternoon.

If you’ve seen the film, you know the story. Jimi Hendrix smashing and burning his guitar in his first US concert; The Who destroying their instruments amid explosions during their their third West Coast show (the first and second days before), Janis Joplin and Big Brother playing a set so powerful that they were signed to Columbia Records right afterward, The Grateful Dead and Moby Grape in their first non-Bay Area concert appearances, Otis Redding performing for the first time in front of a mostly white audience, David Crosby sat in with Buffalo Springfield, Laura Nyro’s concert debut–and so many more historic firsts.

Show 1 featured Simon & Garfunkel, Eric Burdon & The Animals (who wrote their hit “Monterey” about the festival), The Association, Johnny Rivers, The Paupers, and Lou Rawls. 

Show 2 featured Janis Joplin with Big Brother & The Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Steve Miller Band, Electric Flag, The Butterfield Blues Band, Al Kooper and Country Joe & The Fish. 

Show 3 featured Moby Grape, The Byrds, Laura Nyro, Jefferson Airplane, Booker T. & the MG’s, and Otis Redding.  

Show 5 included the Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis with Big Brother again (their manager refused to allow them to be filmed the first time, but changed his mind, so they played again), the Grateful Dead, Buffalo Springfield, and the Mamas & The Papas.

We acquired these stubs from an attendee, who skipped the Ravi Shankar show on Sunday afternoon (the #4 ticket, not included here) but attended the others and kept these ticket stubs for 50 years, finally selling them to Recordmecca.  They are in very good condition, with a bit of staining to the white one.

Also included is a double size embossed business card for Alan Pariser, the original co-founder of the Festival and its Production Supervisor, in Mint condition.

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