45th anniversary of the Montery Pop Festival takes shape 

added: 17 Aug 2012 // by: Newsdesk 

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Dejà vu-vu!: Monterey Pop Festival and other 1967 music events celebrated again from the same exact stage as '67 and '07!

The Monterey Summer of Love Festival to celebrate the iconic music history of 1967. Features acts from the original festival and the 60's era.

This festival is celebrating the 45th anniversary of 4 major music events from 1967. The Monterey Pop Festival, the release of the Beatles' Sgt. Peppers album, The Doors 'Light My Fire' climbing the AM radio charts and the San Francisco Summer of Love sound.

San Francisco-based Retro Artists Group, who promoted the successful 40th anniversary in 2007 is again marking another 5 years by presenting the "Monterey Summer of Love Festival 2012 - 45 Years Later" this September 29th. Bands and Psychedelic era icons will perform again this year that performed in 1967 and 2007. Big Brother and the Holding Company, Barry McGuire and John York, It's a Beautiful Day and the Standells are headlining along with icons from The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and the Grateful Dead. The event will also feature the return of 'The Beau Brummels' with original singer Sal Valentino and 'The Sopwith Camel' whos hit 'Hello Hello was a first from the Love generation bands.

Also performing are a few Tribute acts from the hit stage show "San Franciscos Summer of Love Revue" including Carlton Poward as 'Experience Jimi', 'Dream a L'il Dream' as The Mamas and the Papas, 'The Whos Next' as The Who and 'Spill the Wine' as Eric Burdon & the Animals. "Experience Jimi' will re-enact the burning Stratocaster scene from exactly where it happened 45 years ago!

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