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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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Cast

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Scott McKenzie ...
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Denny Doherty ...
Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
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John Phillips ...
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Frank Cook ...
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Bob Hite ...
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Henry Vestine ...
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Alan Wilson ...
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Hugh Masekela ...
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Marty Balin ...
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Jack Casady ...
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Spencer Dryden ...
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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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2 June 1969 (Sweden)  »

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$1,524 (USA) (24 August 2001)

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$1,524 (USA) (24 August 2001)
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The festival marked the first major appearance of Otis Redding in front of a predominantly white audience, and he became a star overnight. 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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Featured in The Kids Are Alright (1979) See more »

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8 December 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I think, that once you see this masterpiece, especially the finale... which ranks with probably the greatest art in music, you'll agree, simply that it is beyond excellence.

Nothing will ever come close to encapsulating the 60's (and I wasn't around then) than this work of art. I could almost live, breathe, smell and rejoice in the atmosphere.

It was a rare combination of genius, the times, and a great filmmaker that made something that I consider one of the greats of my life.

Great Moments? Mamas and Papas, the jet that flew over the festival, the (amateur?) film maker and his camera (reminded me of Donald Sutherland) and the camera moving past the sultry youth during Ravi Shankars finale. Big pieces and little moments.


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