People tend to notice when Ted Horowitz (a.k.a. Popa Chubby) sets foot onstage to tune up. They might not notice as he spins the volume knobs on his amps to 9. But when he strikes a chord, heads definitely turn.
One of Monterey’s most famous instances of cross-cultural collusion in fact happened off-stage. At the Guild Guitars booth, without knowing each other, The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Jimi Hendrix plugged into the same amp and jammed, with Paul Simon