Author Spotlight

Barney Hoskyns

Barney Hoskyns is the author of Waiting for the Sun: Strange Days, Weird Scenes, and the Sound of Los Angeles. This piece originally appeared in the Criterion Collection’s 2002 DVD edition of Monterey Pop.

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The Meeting of the ’Twain: Monterey and the Great California Divide

“TRAVELING UP the Coast from the ruins of the Sunset Strip to the Haight is a Dante-esque ascent,” New Yorker Richard Goldstein could write of a journey from southern to northern California in 1967. For Goldstein, pop music critic of the Village

By Barney Hoskyns