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Monterey Pop (1968)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, Music | 23 April 1969 (France)
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A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

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D.A. Pennebaker
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott McKenzie Scott McKenzie ... Performer
Denny Doherty ... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
Cass Elliot ... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
The Mamas and the Papas ... Themselves (as Mamas and Papas)
John Phillips John Phillips ... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
Michelle Phillips ... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
Canned Heat ... Themselves
Frank Cook Frank Cook ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Bob Hite Bob Hite ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Henry Vestine Henry Vestine ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Alan Wilson Alan Wilson ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Art Garfunkel ... Performers (as Simon and Garfunkel)
Paul Simon ... Performers (as Simon and Garfunkel)
Hugh Masekela ... Performer
Marty Balin ... Performers (as Jefferson Airplane)
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Legendary California music festival (pre-Woodstock) that launched the state-side careers of several performers, most notably Jimi Hendrix. Check out Mama Cass being absolutely blown away while watching Joplin sing. Here there be REAL acid rock. Written by Raymond Clay <banquosa@concentric.net>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Monterey Pop See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,524, 26 August 2001

Gross USA:

$1,524
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4-Track Stereo (original release)| Dolby Stereo (re-release)| Mono (original release)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally intended to be a television special to be shown on ABC. However, several ABC executives objected to much of the footage, especially the blatant sexuality of Jimi Hendrix's performance. In fact, Thomas W. Moore threw up his hands and said, "Not on my network" after viewing the footage. See more »

Goofs

When the Jefferson Airplane sings "Today" the camera focuses solely on Grace Slick as if she is singing the lead. But it's really Marty Balin's voice that we hear. Blaine co-wrote the song with Paul Kantner and also sings lead on the studio version. See more »

Quotes

Paul SimonArt Garfunkel: [singing] Looking for fun and feelin' groovy...
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Alternate Versions

The DVD of outtakes from the film includes performances by several bands that weren't in the film. Among the bands whose performances were cut out of the original film were Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Blues Project, The Association, Buffalo Springfield, Al Kooper and The Byrds. See more »

Connections

Edited into Jimi Plays Monterey (1986) See more »

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Great glimpse into the joyous 1960s.
16 May 2018 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

I found this documentary on DVD at my local library.

I know all about the 1960s, I graduated from high school, I graduated from college, I completed my graduate studies, I got married, I started my career, I had my first child. She will be 49 later this year, 2018.

But I never went to any music festivals. So finding this film on DVD was a joy. It has a good mix of on-stage performances and views of the mostly young crowd away from the stage. While I didn't know any of them I recognize all of them. That is how we looked and behaved in the late 1960s.

Funny, when I was younger I avoided Janis Joplin, I just hated her singing style. But I saw a documentary on her, I became a fan of sorts. And here at roughly 25 minutes into the documentary she performs "Ball and Chain" which was a real show-stopper., showing her extremely wide range of talent. There is a memorable shot of Mama Cass Elliot in the crowd mouthing "WOW" when Janis' performance was over.

Anyway, good film that brings back good memories.


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