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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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This classic concert from Joe Cocker was filmed at the Metropol in Berlin on October 31st 1970 with... See more » | Add synopsis »
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AN IMPORTANT CONCERT FILM See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Thanks
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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Joe Cocker found himself in the unusual position of having no band and several concert dates to play when his group Grease Band returned to England ahead of him. He then recruited over 40 of his friends and family to help out, and for the next six weeks, effectively created a touring commune.See more »
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The Ballad of Mad Dogs & EnglishmenSee more »

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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
AN IMPORTANT CONCERT FILM, 17 May 2001
Author: Bill Treadway (treads22@hotmail.com) from Queens, New York

"Mad Dogs and Englishmen" is the account of Joe Cocker's 1970 American Tour. There is lots of great music, but the impression the film left me is what joy there is when good music is being made.

It was made in the same vein as "Woodstock" the 1970 Oscar winner for Best Documentary. "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" is even better than "Woodstock". I don't want to sound like a spoiled sport, but the best parts of "Woodstock" were the musical sequences and "MDAE" is loaded with songs, 21 to be exact.

Cocker exudes a kind of kinetic energy rarely seen anymore. His body moves with the music. He isn't just singing; he feels it. And when the band finishes up with an exceptional take, we see the joy they feel. It was a highlight in "Woodstock" and here, with a 2 hour running time, you can't help but feel exhilarated after it ends. I know I did.

Sadly, "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" is not as well known as "Woodstock", mostly due to the rights being in limbo for so long. Now, A&M Video preserves the film on tape, with the multi-image widescreen images intact and the result is a unearthed treasure. The album only covers some of the bases. The film covers them all.

**** out of 4 stars

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