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Mad Dogs & Englishmen -- This classic concert from Joe Cocker was filmed at the Metropol in Berlin on October 31st 1980


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28 May 1971 (Denmark) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Joe Cocker ... Himself

Leon Russell ... Himself
Chris Stainton ... Himself
Jim Price ... Himself (as The Band)
Bobby Keys ... Himself (as The Band)
Jim Gordon ... Himself (as The Band)
Jim Keltner ... Himself (as The Band)
Carl Radle ... Himself (as The Band)
Don Preston ... Himself (also as The Space Choir) (as The Band)
Sandy Konikoff ... Himself (as The Band)
Chuck Blackwell ... Himself (as The Band)
Bobby Torres ... Himself (as The Band)
Jim Horn ... Himself (as The Band)
Rita Coolidge ... Herself (as The Space Choir)
Claudia Lennear ... Herself (as The Space Choir)
Donna Washburn ... Herself (as The Space Choir)
Donna Weiss ... Herself (as The Space Choir)
Pamela Poland ... Herself (as The Space Choir)
Matthew Moore ... Himself (as The Space Choir)
Dan Moore ... Himself (as The Space Choir)
Bobby Jones ... Himself (as The Space Choir)
Nicole Barclay ... Herself (as The Space Choir)
Denny Cordell ... Leo Fender
Barney Cordell
Tarka Cordell
Sherman Jones ... Himself - King of the Road (as Sherman 'Smitty' Jones)
Emily Smith ... Herself - Queen of the House (as Miss Emily Smith)
Canina ... The Dog
Connie Di Nardo ... Herself (as The Ladies)
Gail Stainton ... Herself (as The Ladies)
Linda Wolf ... Herself (as The Ladies)
Andrea Cohen ... Herself (as The Ladies)
Carol Hughsby ... Herself (as The Ladies)
Carla Brown ... Herself (as The Ladies)
Sean Brown ... Himself
Kay Poorboy ... Herself (as The Ladies)
Francine Brockey ... Herself (as The Ladies)
Judy Keys ... Herself (as The Ladies)
Sallay Clear ... Herself (as The Ladies)
Darlene Coy ... Herself (as The Ladies)

Directed by
Pierre Adidge 
Produced by
Robert Abel .... producer
Pierre Adidge .... producer
Harry Marks .... producer
Jerry Moss .... executive producer
Cinematography by
David Myers (director of photography) (as Dave Myers)
Film Editing by
Sidney Levin 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sidney Levin .... second unit director
Sound Department
Robert Appere .... sound: A&M Records
John Binder .... sound recordist: documentary
Robert Glass .... sound re-recordist: Todd-AO (as Bob Glass)
Charles Grenzbach .... recording supervisor (as Bud Grenzbach)
Bill Halverson .... sound recordist: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Fred Hynes .... sound re-recordist: Todd-AO
Glyn Johns .... sound mixer
Eddie Kramer .... sound recordist: Fillmore East, New York
Larry Levine .... chief engineer: A&M Records
Henry Lewy .... sound: A&M Records
Carey Lindley .... sound recordist: documentary
Ron Nevison .... sound: tour, Festival Group
Nigel Noble .... sound recordist: documentary
Jeff Peters .... sound: tour, Festival Group
Norman B. Schwartz .... sound editor (as Norman Schwartz)
Thomas Vicari .... sound: A&M Records (as Tommy Vicari)
John Vincent .... sound recordist: documentary
James E. Webb .... sound recordist: documentary (as James E. Webb Jr.)
Jack R. Woltz .... sound re-recordist: Todd-AO (as Jack Woltz)
Camera and Electrical Department
John A. Alonzo .... additional photographer (as John Alonzo)
John Bailey .... additional photographer
Frank Cantardo .... lighting technician
Ed Caraeff .... still photographer
Andee Cohen Nathanson .... tour photographer (as Andee Cohen)
Erik Daarstad .... additional photographer
Mike Duggan .... additional photographer
Richard Jorgenson .... lighting technician (as Richard Jorgensen)
Hideaki Kobayashi .... additional photographer
Stephen Lighthill .... additional photographer (as Steven Lighthill)
Ed Lynch .... additional photographer
Jim McCrary .... still photographer
Jay Seeley .... still photographer
Jeri Sopanen .... additional photographer
Robert C. Thomas .... additional photographer (as Robert Thomas)
Jim Wilson .... additional photographer (as James Wilson)
Linda Wolf .... tour photographer
Editorial Department
Leo Blumberg .... film processing: Consolidated Film Industries
Robert Brown .... additional editor (as Robert H. Brown)
Glenn Farr .... assistant editor
Joe Fineman .... assistant editor
June Gilham .... negative cutter
Michael Hubbert .... assistant editor
Duane Reese .... assistant editor
Peter Rosten .... assistant editor (as Peter D. Rosten)
Leonard South .... montage editor
Other crew
Philippe Adidge .... production assistant: CFA
Bill Anthony .... manager: Bandana Enterprises
Dee Anthony .... manager: Bandana Enterprises
Frank Barsalona .... talent agent: Premier Talent Associates
Chris Blackwell .... manager: Island Artists Ltd.
Colin Clark .... roadie
Denny Cordell .... production consultant
Sheila Dehner .... production assistant: CFA
Gil Friesen .... production coordinator: A&M
Mike Hastie .... roadie
Junie Huemmer .... titles
John Kelonowski .... roadie
Alex King .... tour operations manager
Harry Marks .... titles
Sylvia Mulconery .... production assistant (for CFA)
Peter Nichols .... roadie
Marsha Schaeffer .... production assistant: CFA
Dave Alpert .... very special thanks
Eileen Basich .... very special thanks
Wilbur De Paris .... very special thanks (as Wilbur Paris)
Bill Graham .... very special thanks
Keeva Kristal .... very special thanks
John Roseborough .... very special thanks (as 1st Officer John Roseborough)
Rick White .... very special thanks
Bob Wiedemeyer .... very special thanks (as Capt. Bob Wiedemeyer)

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117 min
Color (Technicolor)
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62 hours of footage were shot for the film.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Rollicking time capsule, 30 July 2010
Author: lorenzo-marconi from United States

JOE COCKER: MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN (1971) Few films capture the grimy, jazzy feel of what it was like to be in a rock and roll band than this documentary gem. One particularly revealing scene shows what a recording session was like: ten people crammed in a smoke-filled room playing loudly and in one take. No over dubbing or fancy equipment. Just some men and women (or, as the final song shows, hermaphrodites) with passion and raw musical talent. The famous performance of "The Letter" with Joe Cocker in a lei is the one you hear on the radio today. The Mad Dogs, headed by Cocker and Leon Russell, rework several well-known songs to fit their own groovy, down and dirty style. "With a Little Help from My Friends" becomes a choir backed extravaganza, while The Box Tops' "The Letter" is fashioned into a R/B piece with an immortal horns riff; You know the "da da da dadada" when you hear it. The technical aspects are solid as well, with split screens, frame coloration, and the like. The film doesn't tell you in voice over what the road was like, it shows you. In a camp out scene, Joe can be seen looking at his contemporaries embracing while he sits off-kilter by himself. It's always suggesting, never telling. I saw this with my grandpa and he had lots to say about what he remembered about those days. He enjoyed it thoroughly and I was surprised how much I did as well; more so than even "Woodstock". "Woodstock" was too sprawling, too colossal to love. This one is a brief, piercing look at a band that wasn't necessarily the best, but had a hell of a time trying to be.

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