These guys transport you into another galaxy. They're Rocky and Bullwinkle when it comes to turning rock culture into one huge fractured fairy tale and their Jimi Hendrix collision with a Minnie Pearl dress code breaks the rule of cool that most hot rocks cling to.
The music which Paul O'Neill wrote, composed, produced, and performed, has brought joy to the hearts of millions, the world over.
On his darkest days, he curled up on the couch; window blinds drawn, texts and calls unanswered, but on stage he was described as brilliant, and prodigious. While his departure haunts his family & friends, his legacy is helping others in powerful ways.
"Blues and jazz are intertwined; you can’t separate one from the other. It’s just different flavors. It all comes from the same place."
"I made records for people who would buy them. No color, no ethnic, no political — I don't want that, never did."
Theirs was the music behind the big names. Each, a master of his craft, influenced the world in such a way, that rock 'n' roll may well have been stillborn without them.
"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