50th anniversary Monterey Pop Festival kicks off Friday

©2017 Monterey International Pop FestivalThe 50th anniversary Monterey International Pop Festival gets underway tomorrow at the same site as the famous 1967 event — Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. As previously reported, the three-day extravaganza’s lineup includes three artists who played at the original fest: Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, Animals frontman Eric Burdon, and soul great Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the M.G.’s fame.

Burdon will perform Friday with the latest incarnation of The Animals, while Lesh and Jones both will play Sunday — Phil with his current group, The Terrapin …read more

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