Saturday, June 18, 2016

366 Days at the Drive-In: Day 262


The Date: June 18

The Movie: Jimi Plays Monterey (1986)

What Is It?: Short film spotlighting Jimi Hendrix’s complete set at Monterey. He steals The Who’s act (or “does” it, as Pete Townshend prefers to say) and arguably upstages those heathens. Needless to say, Hendrix plays guitar like no one else on Earth. He plays the hippie crowd just as masterfully.

Why Today?: This day in 1967 is the second day of the three-day Monterey Pop Festival, and it’s the one on which Jimi abused his guitar.
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