Jimi Hendrix and Brian Jones - Monterey

Pictured above is Jimi Hendrix (right) and Brian Jones (formerly of the Rolling Stones) at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. This would be Jimi’s big break in America as he had already achieved recognition in Europe. Brian Jones introduced Jimi for his performance at the festival.

Fun Fact: The Who were supposed to headline the festival but didn’t want to follow Jimi. So they flipped a coin and The Who won, going on stage first. But when Hendrix went on, he made it a point to “pull out all the stops” and that he did with a show-stopping performance.