How interesting to see what was played in LA in June of 1967.......there it is no. 1.
When I went to the Monterey Pop Festival, and walked to my motel room or to the diner to eat, LMF was played constantly over car radios. Even to this day when I think about Monterey, I remember LMF more then anything else I heard....it was played so much. It was the anthem song of that summer.
When I came back home, I told my mother that I could not live in Dallas any longer, I was suffocated by Dallas' insistence of small town mediocrity. And by June of 1968, I was living in Southern California. I was so very grateful and thankful for the turn of events. I literally left one world and came to another, or maybe even a new universe. I was floating with joy and reverence to be in this new land!
wh/ adds more intrigue as to why the doors didnt get chosen to play at monterey. the doors had played in san fran at the fillmore in jan 67 as third billing, & as 1st billing only a week before in june. so they were obviously a known commodity live, along w/ the airplay you point out.
in the end it probaly didnt make that much difference, other then the doors perhaps hitting superstardom 3-6 months earlier in the fall of '67, as oppossed to the spring-summer of '68 is when i'm assuming most would say they reached that critical mass point.
it may have also leveraged them later into woodstock regardless of miami. monterey was a huge initial commercial platform for bands & their hiearchy w/ the labels & industry. much of the power & big $ that bands enjoyed in '68- '73 came out of that event.