The Who My Generation Monterey Pop Festival June1967

The Who My Generation Monterey Pop Festival June 1967

The Who were propelled into the American mainstream at Monterey. The band used rented Vox amps for their set, which were not as powerful as their regular Sound City amps which they had left in England to save shipping costs. At the end of their frenetic performance of "My Generation", the audience was stunned as guitarist Pete Townshend smashed his guitar, smoke bombs exploded behind the amps & frightened concert staff rushed onstage to retrieve expensive microphones.

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