Monterey, CA: The Monterey Jazz Festival, 1963. First Edition. 8 1/2" x 11". 32 pp. Includes photographs and biographies for the festival's many performers, such as: Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul, and Mary, The Weavers, The Rooftop Singers, Barbara Dane, The Modern Folk Quartet, Kajsa Ohman, The New Lost City Ramblers, Rita Weill, Mance Lipscomb, Roscoe Holcomb, and more. Illustrated staplebound wrappers in near fine condition (light, general wear & soiling). The scarce program for the first Monterey Folk Festival; only 1 copy located at Saint John's College in Santa Fe and only 2 copies sold at auction in the past 30 years. Item #21586
On May 18th, the daily schedule makes note of "The newest young folk star Bob Dylan in his first major west coast appearance." That day the 21-year-old Dylan performed four songs: 'Talking John Birch Society Blues,' 'Masters of War,' 'A Hard Rain"s a-Gonna Fall,' and a duet with Joan Baez on 'With God on Our Side.' Nine days later Columbia Records released his seminal second album, The Freewheelin" Bob Dylan. Also appearing at the festival, although not mentioned in the program, were the Wildwood Boys, which featured a young Jerry Garcia on banjo, Robert Hunter on stand up bass, David Nelson on guitar, and Ken Frankel on fiddle. The group won the festival band contents; Garcia also played in an amateur banjo competition held on one of the festival stages, and finished in second place.