What are the earliest documented (still photo or video) uses of a Shure Unidyne III microphone, SM Series, for a major live performance?
Date: June 16-18, 1967
Venue: Monterey Pop Festival at the County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California
Performers: The Who; Janis Joplin; Jimi Hendrix Experience; Jefferson Airplane; The Byrds; and 28 other acts
Vocal Microphones: Shure Unidyne III SM56 with A2WS windscreen
McCune Audio, San Francisco, provided the sound system and microphones.
Date: January 13, 1968
Venue: Folsom Prison, California
Performer: Johnny Cash
Vocal Microphones: Shure Unidyne III SM56 and Shure Unidyne I 556
Date: July 5, 1968
Venue: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA
Performers: Jim Morrison and The Doors - captured on film.
Vocal Microphone for Morrison: Shure Unidyne III SM56
Date: August 19, 1969
Venue: Dick Cavett Television Show, New York City, USA
Performers: Jefferson Airplane, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Joni Mitchell
Vocal Microphones: Shure Unidyne III SM57 with A2WS windscreen
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