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Release Date:
2 June 1969 (Sweden) See more »
Tagline:
Filmed At The Monterey International Pop Festival by D.A. Pennebaker
Plot:
A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Brief flash of rock & pop thunder before the '60s came to a crashing end... See more (23 total) »

Cast

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Scott McKenzie ... Performer
Denny Doherty ... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)

Cass Elliot ... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
John Phillips ... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)

Michelle Phillips ... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
Frank Cook ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Bob Hite ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Henry Vestine ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Alan Wilson ... Performers (as Canned Heat)

Art Garfunkel ... Performers (as Simon and Garfunkel)

Paul Simon ... Performers (as Simon and Garfunkel)
Hugh Masekela ... Performer
Marty Balin ... Performers (as Jefferson Airplane)
Jack Casady ... Performers (as Jefferson Airplane)
Spencer Dryden ... Performers (as Jefferson Airplane)
Paul Kantner ... Performers (as Jefferson Airplane)
Jorma Kaukonen ... Performers (as Jefferson Airplane)
Grace Slick ... Performer, with Jefferson Airplane
Peter Albin ... Performers (as Big Brother and The Holding Company)
Sam Andrew ... Performers (as Big Brother and The Holding Company)
Dave Getz ... Performers (as Big Brother and The Holding Company)
James Gurley ... Performers (as Big Brother and The Holding Company)
Larry Taylor ... Performers

Janis Joplin ... Performer

Eric Burdon ... Performers (as Eric Burdon and The Animals)
Vic Briggs ... Performers (as Eric Burdon and The Animals)
Barry Jenkins ... Performers (as Eric Burdon and The Animals)
Danny McCulloch ... Performers (as Eric Burdon and The Animals)
John Weider ... Performers (as Eric Burdon and The Animals)

Roger Daltrey ... Performers (as The Who)

John Entwistle ... Performers (as The Who)

Keith Moon ... Performers (as The Who)

Pete Townshend ... Performers (as The Who)
Bruce Barthol ... Performers (as Country Joe and The Fish)
David Cohen ... Performers (as Country Joe and The Fish)
Chicken Hirsh ... Performers (as Country Joe and The Fish)
Country Joe McDonald ... Performers (as Country Joe and The Fish)
Barry Melton ... Performers (as Country Joe and The Fish)
Otis Redding ... Performer

Jimi Hendrix ... Performer

Ravi Shankar ... Performer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Animals ... Themselves
Big Brother and the Holding Company ... Themselves
Canned Heat ... Themselves
Country Joe and the Fish ... Themselves
Jefferson Airplane ... Themselves
The Mamas and the Papas ... Themselves

The Who ... Themselves
Booker T. & the M.G.s ... Themselves (uncredited)

Steve Cropper ... Himself - Booker T. & the MG's (uncredited)

Micky Dolenz ... Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Donald Dunn ... Himself - Booker T. & the MG's (uncredited)
Al Jackson Jr. ... Himself - Booker T. & the MG's (uncredited)

Booker T. Jones ... Himself - Booker T. & the MG's (uncredited)
Brian Jones ... Himself (uncredited)
John Mitchell ... Performer, with Jimi Hendrix (uncredited)

Laura Nyro ... Performer (uncredited)
Noel Redding ... Performer, with Jimi Hendrix (uncredited)
Johnny Rivers ... Performer (uncredited)

Tom Smothers ... Himself (uncredited)
Carol Wayne ... Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Directed by
D.A. Pennebaker 
 
Produced by
Lou Adler .... producer
John Phillips .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Nick Doob  (as James Desmond)
Barry Feinstein 
Richard Leacock 
Albert Maysles 
Roger Murphy 
D.A. Pennebaker 
 
Film Editing by
Nina Schulman 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Maddox .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Mary Lampson .... assistant editor
 

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Runtime:
78 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (original release) | Dolby (re-release) | Mono (original release)
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Trivia:
Another British artist who was invited to perform but didn't because of drug charges hanging over him was Donovan.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: In the opening credits, a hand-drawn title says "IN ORDER OF PEFORMANCE", misspelling the word "PERFORMANCE".See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Women in Rock (1986) (V)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Brief flash of rock & pop thunder before the '60s came to a crashing end..., 22 September 2010
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

In June 1967, record mogul Lou Adler and musician John Phillips organized and produced the first three-day outdoor rock music festival, a major, star-studded event held at the County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California and filmed by D.A. Pennebaker and his crew. Phillips is seen performing two numbers with his group, Mamas and the Papas, though their spotlight is definitely stolen by Janis Joplin leading Big Brother & The Holding Company on "Ball & Chain", as well as The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing a fuzzy, funky "Wild Thing" (with a touch of "Strangers in the Night" in Hendrix's guitar solo). Pennebaker is just as interested in the colorful (if curiously sedate) crowd of concert-goers as he is in the music acts, and often we see young men and women in raw, fresh reaction to music which is by-now largely familiar. Jefferson Airplane are intriguing, as is Ravi Shankar on an elongated sitar jam entitled "Raga Bhimpalasi", but Simon & Garfunkel's brief appearance (under a red spotlight) is disappointing. The camera-work is insecure, and the sound (although probably top-flight for 1967) is shaky, but this is a good glimpse at an era long passed by. A must for '60s pop and rock connoisseurs. **1/2 from ****

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