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Monterey Pop (1968)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, Music | 23 April 1969 (France)
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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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,524, 26 August 2001, Limited Release

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$1,524, 26 August 2001
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Paul Simon originally didn't want the song "Feeling Groovy" in the film. He felt if any Simon and Garfunkel song should be in the film, it should have been "Sounds of Silence". However, D.A. Pennebaker convinced him the song was perfect for the film in terms of the flow of the film. See more »

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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

The Mamas and the Papas: [singing] Duffy's good vibrations and our imaginations, Can't go on indefinitely, And California dreamin' is becomin' a reality.
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4 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a classic documentary of 60s rock, captured live before all the hype and hoopla of hippiedom sank most of these acts (and many others). The Monterey Pop Festival kicked off the Summer of Love and remains the prime event of that epoch. The film should be seen by anyone who claims a passing interest in "Woodstock" or "the 60s." I give it 10 stars.


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