My Generation of Sun. 04 & Mon. 05 July: Monterey 1967 * Frogs, Yardbirds & John Fiddler
MONTEREY POP ** BOX OF FROGS, YARDBIRDS, JOHN FIDDLER **
MONTEREY INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL – 16, 17 & 18 JUNE 1967
Lou Rawls and Janis Joplin, Eric Burdon on fire and Jimi Hendrix covering blues classics and pop tunes, Otis Redding and The Mamas and the Papas, The Who but also The Association, Ravi Shankar and Country Joe… “Monterey” was the first pop festival, two years before Woodstock. The bill more or less listed every possible section of the pop scene, from soft to heavy, from medium soul to electrified blues. “Monterey” is available on a four-box set.
Greg Shaw, Bomp Records: “This was the revolutionary new generation of music and it included everything they happened to have a quarter of the publishing on”.
Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone: “Monterey was the nexus. It sprang from what the Beatles began, and from it sprang what followed”.
Barney Hoskyns: “What Monterey really represented was the transition from Pop to Rock – from toe-tapping teen discotheque music to FM Art for young adults”
(All citations from Barney Hoskyns: “Waiting For the Sun” – an excellent story on the music of LA)
BOX OF FROGS – YARDBIRDS – JOHN FIDDLER
The Yardbirds had long ceased to exist and The “New” Yardbirds had turned into Led Zeppelin, when their erstwhile singer, composer and harmonica player Keith Relf passed away in 1976, after he had travelled different music paths with bands such as Renaissance or Armageddon. In the eighties though, former Yardbirds Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarty and Chris Dreja wanted to reform the band. They called for the input of John Fiddler, one half of Medicine Head (whose first album was produced by Keith Relf), tried out some stuff at Jeff Beck’s house and decided to go on with the idea as Box of Frogs. On their self-titled LP from 1984, you will also hear the input of friends Jeff Beck (former Yardbird), Rory Gallagher or Max Middleton (previously in the Jeff Beck Group).
RADIO 68 PLAYS side 1 of their 1984 album, tracks from Jim McCarty’s solo album Two Steps Ahead + a snippet from the exclusive Radio 68 interview with John Fiddler.
RADIO 68 TIME = CET = is 1 hour ahead of UK / UTC Time
MY GENERATION: THE SHOW
New show Sundays 12 noon ** Repeated Sundays 16:00 hrs, 20:00 hrs and 24:00 hrs (twelve midnight till 4 in the morning) and Mondays 12 noon.
EDDIE COCHRAN ** ‘PYE INTERNATONAL’ STORY : CHUBBY CHECKER, DAVE ‘BABY’ CORTEZ, BO DIDDLEY, THE SENSATIONS, ETTA JAMES ** SPECIAL: MONTEREY INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL, June 1967, pt. 1: THE WHO, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS ** FRESH MAGGOTS, incl. non-album single + live track ** ** SPECIAL: MONTEREY INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL, June 1967, pt. 2: THE ELECTRIC FLAG, JIMI HENDRIX , ERIC BURDON & ANIMALS **
LONG PLAYER TIME
BOX OF FROGS: BOX OF FROGS, 1984, side 1. The Frogs are: Chris Dreja, Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarty, John Fiddler. Additonal Frogs are: Mark Feltham, Max Middleton, Jeff Beck, Peter-John Vettese, Rory Gallagher. PLUS: Radio 68 Interview with John Fiddler * * JIM McCARTY BAND : TWO STEPS AHEAD ** MICHEL POLNAREFF: POLNAREFF’s ** CAPTAIN BEEFHEART: TROUT MASK REPLICA **
New Show Sundays 14:30 hrs ** Repeated Sundays 18:30 hrs, 22:30 and 02:30 a.m. (Monday) and Monday 14:30 hrs.
PAINT IT BLUE: THE SONGS OF THE ROLLING STONES as performed by Junior Wells, Alvin Youngblood Heart, Lucky Peterson, Larry McGray, Joe Louis Walker, Bobby Womack, Wendell Holmes, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Taj Mahal, James Cotton, Otis Clay, Johnny Copeland & Luther Allison * DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS: DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS, 1972 **
Abbie Hoffmann * Antiwar Protest, Oakland 1965 * Mick Jagger * Timothy Leary * John Fiddler *