Sunday, June 17, 2012

Monterey Pop Festival, June 18, 1967

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend smashes his guitar at the end of their performance of "My Generation", the audience were stunned as Townshend began smashing his guitar, amid smoke bombs and frightened concert staff rushing onstage to scurry expensive microphones to safety. The Who, after winning a coin toss, performed before Jimi Hendrix, as Townshend and Hendrix each refused to go on after the other - both having planned an instrument-demolishing conclusion to their respective sets.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

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