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Monterey Pop (1968)

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A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

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D.A. Pennebaker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott McKenzie Scott McKenzie ... Performer
Denny Doherty ... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
Cass Elliot ... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
John Phillips John Phillips ... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
Michelle Phillips ... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
Frank Cook Frank Cook ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Bob Hite Bob Hite ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Henry Vestine Henry Vestine ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Alan Wilson Alan Wilson ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Art Garfunkel ... Performers (as Simon and Garfunkel)
Paul Simon ... Performers (as Simon and Garfunkel)
Hugh Masekela ... Performer
Marty Balin ... Performers (as Jefferson Airplane)
Jack Casady ... Performers (as Jefferson Airplane)
Spencer Dryden ... Performers (as Jefferson Airplane)
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Storyline

Legendary California music festival (pre-Woodstock) that launched the state-side careers of several performers, most notably Jimi Hendrix. Check out Mama Cass being absolutely blown away while watching Joplin sing. Here there be REAL acid rock. Written by Raymond Clay <banquosa@concentric.net>

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Monterrey Pop See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,524, 26 August 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,524, 26 August 2001
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (original release)| Dolby (re-release)| Mono (original release)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Who originally planned on using their own sound equipment for their performance. However, when they saw how much it would cost to ship the system to the United States, they decided against it. See more »

Goofs

When the Jefferson Airplane sings "Today" the camera focuses solely on Grace Slick as if she is singing the lead. But it's really Marty Balin's voice that we hear. Blaine co-wrote the song with Paul Kantner and also sings lead on the studio version. See more »

Quotes

Janis Joplin: [Opening lines - sung] Oh-oh-oh! Yeah! Oh-oh-oh! Yeah!
Sam Andrews: So, come to San Francisco and look around and you'll feel more at the Fillmore! You'll feel more!
Janis Joplin: Oh-oh-oh! Yeah!
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Alternate Versions

The DVD of outtakes from the film includes performances by several bands that weren't in the film. Among the bands whose performances were cut out of the original film were Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Blues Project, The Association, Buffalo Springfield, Al Kooper and The Byrds. See more »

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Featured in Jimi Hendrix (1973) See more »

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So many gone too young
31 July 2002 | by nycsfSee all my reviews

There was a time in 1969 when a friend and I went to see Monterey Pop every Friday night at the Kips Bay Cinema in NYC just to hear Janis sing Ball and Chain and Otis sing I've been Lovin You Too Long. Then we'd go to dinner and maybe another movie, but it set up our entire weekend.

Now, I think about how many of the performers were gone too soon, too young -- Janis, Jimi, Otis, Mama Cass... How amazing to have them all there in this one glorious celebration of music and the innocence (yes) of the 60's.

Maybe it's not the best "film-making" but it's a treasure to be appreciated as the years go by. Would love to see a DVD release with any additional available footage. Enjoy and remember, (or discover)


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