Steve Miller & John Meyer

50 Years Together Since Monterey Pop

Steve Miller, guitarist, songwriter and founder of the Steve Miller Band, sought the help of a young sonic innovator named John Meyer to help develop a custom amp for the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967. John also met Helen, his future wife and business partner, during this fabled “Summer of Love.”

We caught up with Steve Miller a few weeks before this year’s Monterey Pop Festival 50th anniversary. Meyer Sound is proud to be the official sound partner of the 50th anniversary festival with a LEO Family system covering the sounds of the past and future. Steve fondly recalls his work with John at the original Monterey festival, why Monterey was such a watershed moment for live music, and why the two remain friends 50 years later.

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