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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 »
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2 nominations See more »
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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)
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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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The film was originally intended to be a television special to be shown on ABC. However, several ABC executives objected to much of the footage, especially the blatant sexuality of Jimi Hendrix's performance. In fact, Thomas W. Moore threw up his hands and said, "Not on my network" after viewing the footage.See more »
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Miscellaneous: In the opening credits, a hand-drawn title says "IN ORDER OF PEFORMANCE", misspelling the word "PERFORMANCE".See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Monterey Pop, 31 March 2011
Author: sodbuster-3 from San Antonio, Texas, United States

It was a great experience. I was 18 and hitch hiked to Monterey with a girl and her Doberman. One ride all the way. As soon as we got dropped at the fairgrounds, some people asked if we had a place to stay, took us to their pad, let us shower, and made breakfast. That was a good sign. I had no desire to go to Livestock; nothing could ever compare to those three days in Monterey. You see all the people with coats and blankets because it was cold at night and early morning. For weeks before we had been hearing the ads on the radio (KRLA)about all the performers and they kept saying the Jimi Hendrix Experience. We had no idea who this guy was; we were going to see and hear everyone we could. But that night, after The Who had tried to demolish the stage and Lou Adler and John Philips were scrambling to regain order, the stage went dark and a lone figure walked to the mike at center stage. When the spotlight came on we could see it was Brian Jones. He introduced Jimi Hendrix and when I saw, and heard, the most amazing things ever done or played on a Stratocaster (on any guitar for that matter)life wasn't the same. Hendrix took music to an alien world and came back with sounds and style that were beyond my imagination. This film is not the greatest quality and certainly--in a technical sense--pales in comparison to contemporary concert movies and videos; however, it was the first true rock festival, and if you were there you know what I mean. But if you let go of the need for cinematic purity and enormous production values, what you'll enjoy is an island of (not corny) peace, love, and incredible music.

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