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The rock band The Who performs on stage at the Monterey Pop Festival on June 18, 1967, in Monterey, California.
The introduction as the band took the stage: “And this is a group that will completely destroy you in more way than one. This is The Who.” At the end of the set, they destroyed their instruments.
A flip of a coin reportedly determined that The Who would take the stage before Jimi Hendrix.
Then in an effort to one-up the Who, Jimi Hendrix lit his guitar on fire at the end of his own set.
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