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Monterey Pop (1968)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, Music | 23 April 1969 (France)
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A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott McKenzie ... Performer
... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
John Phillips ... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
... Performers (as Mamas and the Papas)
Frank Cook ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Bob Hite ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Henry Vestine ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
Alan Wilson ... Performers (as Canned Heat)
... Performers (as Simon and Garfunkel)
... Performers (as Simon and Garfunkel)
... Performer
Marty Balin ... Performers (as Jefferson Airplane)
Jack Casady ... Performers (as Jefferson Airplane)
Spencer Dryden ... Performers (as Jefferson Airplane)
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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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23 April 1969 (France)  »

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Monterrey Pop  »

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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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Trivia

The performance of Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company was actually their second time on stage that weekend. When they performed the day before, their manager didn't want their performance to be filmed because he didn't want his charges to be exploited. However, when their performance was such an overwhelming success, Janis and the band decided to go behind their manager's back and performed the next night for the purpose of having their performance in the film. See more »

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In the opening credits, a hand-drawn title says "IN ORDER OF PEFORMANCE", misspelling the word "PERFORMANCE". See more »

Quotes

Jimi Hendrix: Come on! Come on, man! Let's go! Sing it with me.
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Jimi Hendrix: Wild Thing, You make my heart sing. Come on! You make what everything, groovy. Wild Thing. Wild Thing, I think you move me, But I want to know for sure. Come in and - sock it to me one time. You move me. Look out!
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Featured in Lou Adler: The Legacy of Monterey Pop (2017) See more »

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If You Think The Film Is Great, Check Out the Outtakes
21 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

This has to be one of the greatest concert documentaries ever made. You get to see some of the greatest early performances by some of rock's greatest legends (Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Janis Joplin) as well as the performance of one band on their last legs, the Mamas and the Papas. The festival also could be seen as a turning point in popular music due to the fact that after the festiveal the more singles oriented acts were being pushed aside in favor of the more progressive album oriented artists.

Also, if you need more convincing of how much of a pivotal event this was, check out the outtakes video. It contains many of the performances that didn't make it to the film, including Buffalo Springfield without Neil Young who had quit the band a month before their scheduled appearance. Replacing him for this performance was David Crosby, who performed earlier with the Byrds but joined his friend Stephen Stills and the rest of the Springfield for the show (less than a year later Crosby and Stills would team up with Graham Nash and the rest is history). Also check out Laura Nyro. Legend has it that she was booed off the stage. However, she gets a nice applause for her renditions of her classics "Wedding Bell Blues" and "Poverty Train".


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