Grace Slick Presents Monterey Pop
Monterey, a painting by Artist Grace Slick
Monterey

 
20.5" x 30.5" Giclee on Canvas
 
 
 

 
1. Unknown (Drug Dealer)
2. Marty Balin (*JA singer)
3. Jorma Kaukonen
4. Janis Joplin
5. Ghandi
6. Jack Casady (*JA Bass)
7. Otis Redding
8. (Mama) Cass Elliot
q9. Pete Townshend
10. Groupie chick
11. Grace Slick
12. Roger Daltrey
*Jeffferson Airplane
13. Jerry Garcia
14. Alice and White Rabbit
15. David Crosby
16. Keith Moon
17. Neil Young
18. John Philips
19. Jimi Hendrix
20. Ravi Shankar
21. Wavy Gravy
22. Ben Fong Torres
23. Brian Jones
24. Spencer Dryden (*JA drums)

 

  Almost exactly forty years ago, a turning point in rock history took place, the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. This three day concert packed with performances from some of the biggest names in music history, would be the epicenter for the "Summer of Love."

A full two years before Woodstock, 200 thousand fans would experience an unparalleled event, during a year like no other, before or after. In 1967 our ears heard for the first time; the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding company, Jefferson Airplane and many, many more musicians that would be known as the collective sound of the time.

Of course one of those new rising stars at the festival was our very own Grace Slick. Grace in celebration of the important anniversary has used here talents as a painter to share with us an intimate view that could only come from her.

In Grace's painting "Monterey" she is telling a story from the performers perspective, by placing the back stage scene in the foreground. She has chosen a unique perspective that only a small group that was there experienced. It was a once in a lifetime meeting of most all of the top musical contemporaries of the day. With the intense tour and recording schedules of the time, to cross paths with just a couple performers of their status was extremely rare. In many cases this was the only time that some of these legendary stars would ever meet during their lives.

After the creating of this important work, Grace took a moment to put some of her thoughts about that time to words:


 

Throughout history there have been delightful little blobs of collective hope.

For a couple of years in the late sixties, no matter what was going on in the world, our generation happily assumed that with love and education we could change outdated social systems.

One huge thing that we missed, 90% of the population is genetically imbued with sub mediocre reasoning skills. No matter how much you hug them or read to them, there’s no correcting stupid.

Monterey – a celebration of youthful naiveté.

– Grace Slick 2007

 
 
 
 
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