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Monterey Pop at 50

Purple Clover Logo By John Birmingham of Purple Clover | Slide 1 of 35: <p>Before Monterey Pop, Jimi Hendrix was well-known only in Europe, and Janis Joplin's band, Big Brother and the Holding Company, had yet to release an album. Here are 35 snapshots of the storied festival—held 50 years ago, kicking off the Summer of Love—that proved to be a turning point for both of them.</p>

Two Legends Are Born

Before Monterey Pop, Jimi Hendrix was well-known only in Europe, and Janis Joplin's band, Big Brother and the Holding Company, had yet to release an album. Here are 35 snapshots of the storied festival—held 50 years ago, kicking off the Summer of Love—that proved to be a turning point for both of them.

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