the 1967 pop festival was not janis’s first time on stage at monterey, as this image from the berkeley folk music festival collection shows.
Janis Joplin moved from local to national, and indeed international, fame through her performances at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, captured on film in D.A. Pennebaker’s famous documentary about the event. But, it wasn’t her first time performing at Monterey. In this photograph from the Berkeley Folk Music Festival Collection, Janis performs in 1963 at the Monterey Folk Festival. Anyone know who is accompanying her on guitar and bass?
Here is Janis performing that same year, 1963, at the Coffee Gallery in San Francisco.