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Release Date:
23 October 1987 (Finland) See more »
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Jimi Hendrix's landmark concert in Monterey County Fairgrounds in California in which he plays signature songs like "Purp;e Haze," "Foxy Lady," and "Wild Thing." | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jimi Hendrix ... Himself (archive footage)
Noel Redding ... Himself
John Mitchell ... Himself (as Mitch Mitchell)
John Phillips ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George Harrison ... Himself (archive footage)

Mick Jagger ... Himself (archive footage)
Brian Jones ... Himself (archive footage)

Janis Joplin ... Herself (archive footage)

John Lennon ... Himself (archive footage)

Paul McCartney ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Shaar Murray ... Himself - Commentary

Ringo Starr ... Himself (archive footage)
Denny Dent ... Street painter (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Hegedus 
D.A. Pennebaker 
 
Produced by
Alan Douglas .... producer
Frazer Pennebaker .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Nick Doob  (as James Desmond)
Barry Feinstein 
Richard Leacock 
Albert Maysles 
Roger Murphy 
D.A. Pennebaker 
Nicholas T. Proferes 
 
Film Editing by
David Dawkins 
Alan Douglas 
Chris Hegedus 
D.A. Pennebaker 
 
Sound Department
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Music Department
Chester Burnett .... composer: song "Killing Floor"
Paul McCartney .... composer: song "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
 

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Although they declined the invitation to perform because they had sworn off touring permanently, all four Beatles were on the festival's board of directors. George Harrison had helped recommend 'Ravi Shankar (I)', and Paul McCartney had pushed for the organizers to sign Jimi Hendrix, who was unknown in the United States at the time.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited from Monterey Pop (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
Purple HazeSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
So THATS what that footage was all about?, 12 January 2005
Author: Spuzzlightyear from Vancouver

Although I'm not the greatest Hendrix fan in the world. This concert footage IS pretty amazing. We start with an AMAZING painting being done by a street artist of Hendrix, a little background, then finally, his performance at Monterey which proceeded to blow everybody away. His guitar playing is absolutely ridiculous, and it comes down to the finale, where WHOOSH! The guitar is in flames! and BANG! The guitar goes into a million pieces. I actually felt bad for the guitar, because such a piece of history to go to waste (actually, some pieces are in the experience Museum in Seattle). This is a great concert film for anyone, as I really enjoyed it.

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