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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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2 June 1969 (Sweden)  »

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

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An invitation had been sent out to Bob Dylan, but he refused due to the fact that he was still recovering from the motorcycle accident that severely injured him just a few months earlier. 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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The 60's Personified...Period!
28 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A most excellent time capsule of a period. No questions. If you want to see what the sixties were like...Then watch. This really does put in a time capsule more of the generation than anything I've seen. You can feel the shift happening via the music. I vote this is infinitely more important than Woodstock because the movement was already in full swing at that point. Witness the birth of so much of what we still are listening to today. This is the real unadulterated thing. Kudos to the "Criterion Collection"! If only Otis Redding would have lived longer?There is no telling the musical legacy he was going to leave? Based on the incendiary performance here it would have been formidable. This is a must see for anyone interested in the procession of rock through all the permutations of soul and blues. Not to be missed.


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