Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

The Summer of Love Heats Up 

Many summers ago the Monterey International Pop Festival took the mic and proclaimed that “Rock and Roll 2.0” had arrived. Originally conceived as a vehicle to legitimize rock music as an art form, the festival is today seen as the solstice of 1967's “Summer Of Love” and the harbinger of an entire era of rock music. Filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker was charged with securing the event on film, and his team captured seminal performances from the likes of Jefferson Airplane, Otis Redding and Janis Joplin (performing with Big Brother and the Holding Company). The Who's Pete Townsend and Keith Moon signaled the changing tide by ending “My Generation” with their ritualistic smashing of instruments, and, not to be outdone, Jimi Hendrix took lighter fluid to his guitar before demolishing it onstage. Monterey Pop screens this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m at Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-968-7487). General admission is $6. For more details, visit
Sat., June 30, 7:30 p.m., 2012

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations

Speaking of...

Latest in Night & Day

More by Mark Fischer

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 9, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation