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The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Danko ...
Himself - The Band
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Himself - The Band
Garth Hudson ...
Himself - The Band
Richard Manuel ...
Himself - The Band
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Himself - The Band
Bonnie Bramlett ...
Herself - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Delaney Bramlett ...
Himself - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Ben Benay ...
Himself - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Sam Clayton ...
Himself - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Jim Gordon ...
Himself - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Kenny Gradney ...
Himself - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends / Interviewee
Jerry Jumonville ...
Himself - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Darrell Leonard ...
Himself - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Frank Maize ...
Himself - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Chuck Morgan ...
Himself - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
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In the summer of 1970, a chartered train crossed Canada carrying some of the world's greatest rock bands. The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Buddy Guy, and others lived (and partied) together for five days, stopping in major cities along the way to play live concerts. Their journey was filmed. Written by Anonymous

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Festival Express... The longest party in rock-n-roll history.


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29 April 2004 (Netherlands)  »

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$12,074 (USA) (23 July 2004)

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$1,172,345 (USA) (12 November 2004)
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There were two bands, Traffic and Ten Years After, that were on the Festival Express tour but are not seen in the movie. The producers of the film could not get the musical rights. See more »


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Cry Baby
Performed by Janis Joplin
Written by Bert Berns (as B. Berns) and Jerry Ragovoy (as J. Ragovoy)
Published by EMI Music Publishing, Sloopy II Music, Bert Russell Music, Sony/ ATV Songs LLC.
Janis Joplin appears courtesy of Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
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What a TRIP!!!!
7 August 2004 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I wasn't stoned, drunk or trippin' but I had a great time watching this flashback to 1970. The Dead, Janis, The Band all had very good performances. Buddy Guy and his band were probably the only black guys in Winnipeg!

If you like the music go see this movie. If you like history go see this movie. This was Woodstock plus one year! Janis died a few months later.

Peace Love and Rock & Roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Canada what a trip!

Toronto to Calgary I wonder if they remember any of it?


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