In the current generation, rock is not the number 1 music genre. But, for many years, it was. Today, it continues to serve as a strong foundation of global music and helped millions of people in so many ways.
To all rock fans out there, here is our list of the most iconic rock concerts of all time.
Jimi Hendrix – Monterey Pop Festival in 1967
Jimi Hendrix is one of the most electrifying and fiery rock stars of all time. When we say fiery, we mean that literally and figuratively. During the Monterey Pop Festival on June 18, 1967, the world witnessed a rock performance that would alter the world of music for decades to come.
During the festival, The Jimi Hendrix Experience took the stage. It started loud of course. Hendrix delivered vocal brilliance and master guitar riffs. Jimi made use of not only his fingers and hands to play the guitar but also his teeth and mouth during that festival. But, the highlight of it all was when he put down his guitar on the floor, set it ablaze and then smashed it.
It was a full-on rock music masterpiece and chaos. After that, the rest is history.
Woodstock in 1969
The Woodstock Music Festival back in August 1969 in New York is synonymous to rock & roll itself. The line-up was insane and was made up of the biggest bands and artists of that time including The Who, Santana, Nash, Jimi Hendrix and more.
That music festival served as an escape or even comfort for millions of people in the United States who were struggling with the Vietnam War. It is yet another war many people opposed but raged on.
Woodstock, in the midst of it all, gave people hope of a better tomorrow. That is why it is one of the most significant rock concerts of all time.