| ...Joplin in her PRIME, Hendrix ON FIRE, the Who, Buffalo Springfield, Animals, Simon and Garfunkel, Otis Redding, Mamas and Papas, the Dead - the Byrds?!!
To me, if I could choose one concert to have ever gone to, Monterey is it.
Woodstock definitely was a much bigger deal as a cultural event, but in hindsight it was a bunch of greedy fekkers cashing in on a movement that had already lost most of it's steam.
That movement was buried for good at Altamont.
I did manage to go to the Laurel Pop Festival at the Laurel Raceway in MD 3 months before Woodstock. Here's their lineup:
Edwin Hawkins Singers
Sly and the Family Stone
10 Years After
Mothers of Invention
Jeff Beck w/ Rod Stewart
Savory Brown Blues Band