Original 1st printing (LARGE edition) 18&7/8 x 34&7/8" concert/event poster for the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival, held at the Monterey (CA) Fairgrounds Arena (and surrounding area) from 6/16-18/1967.
Art by Tom Wilkes, image is featured in the Art of Rock on page 258 (plate 3.5).
While no acts are listed on the poster, the (now-legendary) three-day event featured performances by the Association, Laura Nyro, Lou Rawls, Hugh Masekela, Eric Burdon and the Animals, the Byrds, the Blues Project, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the Electric Flag, Moby Grape, Country Joe & the Fish, the Blues Project, Steve Miller Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Al Kooper, the Paupers, Simon & Garfunkel, Johnny Rivers, the Mamas & the Papas, Canned Heat, Big Brother & the Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin), Otis Redding with the Bar-Kays and Booker T. & the MG's, Ravi Shankar, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, the Who and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Thick foil-coated index stock poster is in good/decent (B to B/B-) condition; there are a number of creases/thin bends/handling dings throughout the piece- the heaviest creasing is mostly in the upper margin area, just above the top border of the image area, along with a bit of surface wear (tiny thin scratches, rub marks/scuffs), a few thin jagged stress creases hiding within the image area, a touch of fading to the red/green ink, a 3/4" tear in the upper left margin, a tiny edge pull in the upper right margin, a couple of areas where the foil is starting to tighten up and a few tape pulls on the reverse, but for the most part it is a pretty good-looking example. Unlike the small-format versions (which were mostly remaindered), this version was distributed at the event (see photo- c. 1967 Lisa Law).
REALLY IMPRESSIVE-looking LARGE Monterey Pop poster, one of the cornerstone images of the 1960's from one of the most historic rock music events of the decade.