The following is a post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.
Thursday, June 1 (7:30 p.m.)
The Best of Shindig (ABC-TV, 1964-1966)
ABC’s musical variety series Shindig! offered the best from American and British performers of the day. Artists included on this program of highlights from the show include The Beatles, The Byrds, The Rolling Stones, James Brown, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, The Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tina Turner, The Who, The Kinks, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Jackie Wilson, The Animals, Bo Diddley, Sam Cooke, Donovan, The Yardbirds, The Ronettes, Billy Preston, The Mamas and the Papas, The Hollies, The Zombies, Leon Russell, Sir Douglas Quintet, The Kingsmen, and The McCoys.
Friday, June 2 (7:30 p.m.)
Highlights from the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival
The Monterey International Pop Music Festival was a three-day concert event held June 16 to June 18, 1967 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California with crowds estimated to be as high as 90,000 people. The program will include performances by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Otis Redding, The Who, The Animals, Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Simon and Garfunkel, Canned Heat, The Mamas and the Papas, The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield.
Saturday, June 3 (7:30 p.m.)
The Happening (Columbia, 1967)
Four bored hippies from Miami unwittingly kidnap a retired Mafia kingpin turned successful businessman (Anthony Quinn) in this anti-establishment crime comedy. Only a minor success when released, “The Happening” is most notable today both as one of Faye Dunaway’s earliest films and for its self-titled theme song. Recorded by The Supremes, The Happening became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when released as a single on the Motown label. Directed by Elliot Silverstein (Cat Ballou), the cast also includes the late Michael Parks, George Maharis, Milton Berle, Robert Walker Jr. and Martha Hyer.
For more information on our programs, please visit the website at: www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/.