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Jimi Hendrix prepares to "sacrifice" his guitar at Monterey Pop in an iconic rock 'n' roll moment. Courtesy of Janus Films hide caption

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A Look Back At Monterey Pop, 50 Years Later

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Janis Joplin in 1969. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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A Picture Of Janis Joplin, In Shades Of 'Blue'

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Willie Nelson, seen performing in the U.K. in 1980, is one of the featured artists in Oxford American's Southern Music issue about Texas. David Redfern/Getty Images hide caption

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'Oxford American' Waltzes Across Texas

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Backstage With Janis Joplin: Doubts, Drugs And Compassion

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Janis Joplin: The Queen Of Rock

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Before I Get Old: 'The 27s' Made Early Exits

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The Monterey Pop Festival, 40 Years Later

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Janis Joplin Tribute Set for Central Park

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