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)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Ronald Reagan, Sept. 22, 1964

Paul McKinstry, Peninsula Republican leader, Karl von Christierson, Monterey County GOP central committee chairman and Greene Erskine, greets film actor Ronald Reagan as he arrives at the Asilomar Conference Center to deliver a speech to the Monterey Bay Republicans Women's Club on Tuesday, September 22, 1964.  (Monterey Herald Archives)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

John Steinbeck, 1960

John Steinbeck on location near Cypress Point in Pebble Beach for the filming "Flight" in 1960.  The movie "Flight" was based on one of Steinbeck's short stories and had a cast of Efraim Ramirez, Esther Cortez, Maria Gonzales, Andrew Cortez.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Tom Watson 1982 U.S. Open

Tom Watson is jubilant after sinking a birdie two on the 17th hole at Pebble Beach to take the lead over Jack Nicklaus in the final round of the U.S. Open Championship on Sunday, June 20, 1982.  The birdie put Watson five under with a one stroke lead and one hole to play.  (Monterey County Herald Archives)