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


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Frank Zappa and his band The Mothers of Invention were also invited to play but refused. His main reason for refusing the invite was his lack of respect for the San Francisco bands, who he would have been sharing the bill with. See more »

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When John Phillips introduces Canned Heat he announced them as being from San Francisco. Actually, the band was from Los Angeles. See more »

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Referenced in Asylum: Episode #1.5 (1996) See more »

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4 July 2000 | by (Harrisburg, PA) – 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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