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Sid Griffin

Musicologist Sid Griffin joins Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie to discuss the significance and legacy of the Monterey Pop Festival to mark its fiftieth anniversary.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Monterey Pop Festival, resident musicologist Sid Griffin joins Mark and Stuart to discuss the significance and legacy of this landmark music festival. Taking place in Monterey, California in June 1967, it's widely considered to have set the template for music festivals to come and heralded the start of the 'Summer Of Love'. Jimi Hendrix, The Byrds, Otis Redding, The Mamas & The Papas, Booker T, Jefferson Airplane and The Who were among the famous line up and Scott McKenzie sang 'San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair). Just a few days before the UK's own legendary festival, Glastonbury, begins, Mark, Stuart and Sid reflect on the beginnings of the music festival phenomenon.

PLUS, attempt to get your dulcet tones on the DAB airwaves by suggesting what track follows what, in The Chain - or gather your friends around the wireless for some Teatime Themetime fun times by guessing the link between three records. Things wouldn't be complete with out Music News either... so there will be Music News too!

3 hours

Music Played

  • The Charlatans

    Love Is The Key

    • Universal Music.
  • Goldie


    • Metalheadz / Cooking Vinyl.
  • Blondie

    Heart Of Glass

    • Castle.
  • Prefab Sprout

    Looking For Atlantis

    • Kitchenware.
  • Sleaford Mods


    • Rough Trade.
  • Gile's Farnaby's Dream Band

    The Hare's Maggot

  • Sweet Baboo

    Pink Rainbow

    • Wild Imagination.
    • Moshi Moshi Records.
    • 001.
  • Bat for Lashes


    • CD SINGLE.
    • 1.
  • Susan Cadogan


    • Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists).
    • Sanctuary.
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain

    All Things Pass

    • Parlophone.
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

    Sick Bug

    • Sub Pop.
  • Beloved

    Sweet Harmony

    • Sweet Harmony.
    • East West.
  • Talking Heads

    Mr. Jones

    • EMI.
  • This Is the Kit

    Moonshine Freeze

    • Rough Trade.
  • Loyle Carner

    The Isle Of Arran

    • AMF/Virgin EMI.
  • Ben Folds Five


    • EPIC/550 MUSIC.
  • Real Estate

    Stained Glass

    • Domino.
  • Michael Nau

    I Root

  • Otis Redding

    Mr. Pitiful

    • Atlantic.
  • Eric Burdon & the Animals

    San Franciscan Nights [Monterey Pop Festival 1967]

  • The Byrds

    Renaissance Fair [Monterey Pop Festival 1967]

  • Alvvays

    In Undertow

    • Transgressive Records.
  • The Prodigy

    Out of Space

    • XL.
  • Whitney

    No Matter Where We Go

    • Secretly Canadian.
  • Songhoy Blues


  • The Jackson 5

    Lookin' Through The Windows

  • !!!

    Dancing Is the Best Revenge

    • Warp.
  • Kraftwerk


  • Fleet Foxes

    Fool's Errand

    • Nonesuch Records.