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Monterey Pop (1968)

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A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

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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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Filmed At The Monterey International Pop Festival by D.A. Pennebaker


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The performance of Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company was actually their second time on stage that weekend. When they performed the day before, their manager didn't want their performance to be filmed because he didn't want his charges to be exploited. However, when their performance was such an overwhelming success, Janis and the band decided to go behind their manager's back and performed the next night for the purpose of having their performance in the film. See more »

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In the opening credits, a hand-drawn title says "IN ORDER OF PEFORMANCE", misspelling the word "PERFORMANCE". See more »

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So many gone too young
31 July 2002 | by (Tampa. FL) – See all my reviews

There was a time in 1969 when a friend and I went to see Monterey Pop every Friday night at the Kips Bay Cinema in NYC just to hear Janis sing Ball and Chain and Otis sing I've been Lovin You Too Long. Then we'd go to dinner and maybe another movie, but it set up our entire weekend.

Now, I think about how many of the performers were gone too soon, too young -- Janis, Jimi, Otis, Mama Cass... How amazing to have them all there in this one glorious celebration of music and the innocence (yes) of the 60's.

Maybe it's not the best "film-making" but it's a treasure to be appreciated as the years go by. Would love to see a DVD release with any additional available footage. Enjoy and remember, (or discover)


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