Video Release: September 22, 2009
Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Criterion Collection
- Runtime: 79 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
The 1967 Monterey Pop Festival contains selections from the 1967 performance. Performers appearing include Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, the Who, the Mamas and Papas, Jefferson Airplane, and Simon and Garfunkel.
The Monterey International Pop Festival -- the first of the big
rock festivals -- took place over three days, January 16-January
18, 1967, and drew 50,000 people. Tickets for Monterey ranged in
price from $3.50 to $6. Performers who appeared at the festival
(but not necessarily in the film): Big Brother and the Holding
Company, Otis Redding, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, The
Grateful Dead, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, The Association, The
Electric Flag, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Canned Heat, The
Blues Project, Laura Nyro, Hugh Masekela, Buffalo Springfield,
Country Joe and the Fish, Booker T. and the MG's, The Mamas and the
Papas, Quicksilver Messenger Serivce, The Mar-Keys, Lou Rawls, Eric
Burdon & the Animals, and Ravi Shankar. Filmed in 16mm.
Screened at the 1968 Venice Film Festival. Distribution and
production company: Leacock-Pennebaker, Inc. Monkee member Mickey
Dolenz and Mama Cass Elliot can be glimpsed in the audience during
the climactic Ravi Shankar sitar number. Tracks include: "Ball and
Chain" "Wild Thing" "California Dreamin'" "Feelin' Groovy"