Released as a single by ABC-Paramount on September 23rd, 1967, the jazz giant's classic cover still serves as medicine for turbulent times.
Jon Batiste curates this free one-day festival at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, NY.
"The Monterey International Pop Festival cannot be duplicated but can be celebrated, and will be, by the performers and the attendees at the 50th Anniversary festival." - Lou Adler
Basile is still going strong with his latest release 'Mid-Century Modern.'
"Duane never once, I never recall him, not one time, trying to tell anybody what to play."