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16 October 1987 (Denmark) See more »
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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  (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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50 min
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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 »
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great to see and hear Jimi Hendrix, 6 July 2008
Author: dromasca from Herzlya, Israel

The generation of the 60s had the privilege to be one of the first in history of music which enjoyed the advance of technology as well as the interest of film makers, who recorded on film many of the major events as well as the sounds and image of the best artists and bands of the time. This is how we have Woodstock on film for example, and the film became associated with the festival and the festival with the film. The Monterey festival one year earlier than Woodstock was another major milestone of the era, and we are so lucky to have it recorded on film quite extensively. Here is the concert of Jimi Hendrix, which is the core of the documentary. We would have liked maybe to hear more about the rest of the career of Hendrix and about the impact he made on other artists, but maybe this would be left to another ultimate film about Hendrix. Here the music plays the major role and the music is really fabulous.

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