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The Meeting of the ‘Twain: Monterey Pop and the Great California Divide

Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, June 2002

"TRAVELING UP the Coast from the ruins of the Sunset Strip to the Haight is a Dante-esque ascent," New Yorker Richard Goldstein could write of a journey from southern to northern California in 1967. For Goldstein, pop music critic of the Village Voice at the time, the 400 miles between Los Angeles and San Francisco marked the difference between "a neon wasteland" and "the most important underground in the nation".

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