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This music documentary is produced and directed by the same filmmaker who brought Monterrey Pop to the screen. It features performances from a 1969 Toronto rock 'n roll festival. The film ... See full summary »
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
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Legend has it Laura Nyro was booed off the stage at Monterey. This was widely reported in rock publications (such as Rolling Stone) at the time and mentioned in several of Nyro's obituaries after her death in 1997. Footage of her performance (unreleased until the DVD box set) shows otherwise - she receives a warm round of applause from the audience. D.A. Pennebaker believes Nyro imagined the negative reaction, and may have even helped spread the rumor herself. See more »
I think, that once you see this masterpiece, especially the finale... which ranks with probably the greatest art in music, you'll agree, simply that it is beyond excellence.
Nothing will ever come close to encapsulating the 60's (and I wasn't around then) than this work of art. I could almost live, breathe, smell and rejoice in the atmosphere.
It was a rare combination of genius, the times, and a great filmmaker that made something that I consider one of the greats of my life.
Great Moments? Mamas and Papas, the jet that flew over the festival, the (amateur?) film maker and his camera (reminded me of Donald Sutherland) and the camera moving past the sultry youth during Ravi Shankars finale. Big pieces and little moments.
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