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The Writer’s Almanac for June 16, 2017: Waiting

June 16, 2017: on this day: Monterey International Pop Music Festival

It was on this day 50 years ago, one of the first big rock festivals, the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, was held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in California. About 90 thousand people paid between $3 and $6.50 to see The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding. The Woodstock festival was held two years later in 1969.