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Monterey Pop
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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:
So many gone too young 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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78 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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4-Track Stereo (original release) | Dolby (re-release) | Mono (original release)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Don Van Vliet (aka. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band) were invited to perform but pulled out at the last minute because their guitarist Ry Cooder felt the band wasn't ready to perform at such a high profile event at that stage of their career.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 School of Rock (2003)See more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
So many gone too young, 31 July 2002
Author: nycsf from Tampa. FL

There was a time in 1969 when a friend and I went to see Monterey Pop every Friday night at the Kips Bay Cinema in NYC just to hear Janis sing Ball and Chain and Otis sing I've been Lovin You Too Long. Then we'd go to dinner and maybe another movie, but it set up our entire weekend.

Now, I think about how many of the performers were gone too soon, too young -- Janis, Jimi, Otis, Mama Cass... How amazing to have them all there in this one glorious celebration of music and the innocence (yes) of the 60's.

Maybe it's not the best "film-making" but it's a treasure to be appreciated as the years go by. Would love to see a DVD release with any additional available footage. Enjoy and remember, (or discover)

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