"'Well, John and Lou did a very, very smart thing: they created a Board of Governors,' said Michelle. That 'Board' included their friends Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson and Smokey Robinson.
They never had a meeting, but everyone submitted the names of who they thought should be at the festival.
"Michelle Phillips' pick? 'Otis Redding,' she said. 'My good! And Paul McCartney suggested this kid Jimi Hendrix. We had no idea who he was.'"
Upon the festival's fiftieth anniversary, Anthony Mason on CBS Sunday Morning interviews Lou Adler and Michelle Phillips, manager and member of the Mamas and the Papas, about the Monterey Pop Festival.