Monterey Pop

Rated NR 80 minutes 1968

Featuring performances by popular artists of the 1960s, this concert film highlights the music of the 1967 California festival. Although not all musicians who performed at the Monterey Pop Festival are on film, some of the notable acts include the Mamas and the Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, Jefferson Airplane, the Who, Otis Redding, and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Hendrix's post-performance antics -- lighting a guitar on fire, breaking it and tossing a part into the audience -- are captured.

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Director: D.A. Pennebaker

Producer: Lou Adler and John Phillips

Cast: Scott McKenzie, John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas, Michelle Phillips, Denny Doherty, Alan Wilson, Bob Hite, Henry Vestine, Frank Cook, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Hugh Masekela and Grace Slick

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