Criterion collection volume 168
Director-approved DVD special edition.
The first concert film of the rock & roll era, Monterey Pop is an invaluable record of some of the major musical figures of the late 1960s. The organizers of the Monterey International Pop Festival, held June 16-18, 1967, wisely chose to record the proceedings on film for commercial distribution. Even if some of the festival's big acts -- the Byrds, the Grateful Dead, and Buffalo Springfield -- didn't make the final cut for various reasons, the roster of performers who did reads like a who's who of the era: Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, the Who, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & the Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin), Simon & Garfunkel, and the Mamas & the Papas (that group's leader, John Phillips, was one of the festival's principal organizers). The festival's "international" tag is well-earned by one performer in the film: Ravi Shankar, whose final-day performance was one of the festival's highlights and closes the movie on an exuberant note. Though the festival seemed to be anticipating nearby San Francisco's Summer of Love, the film chooses to concentrate on the musical performers, with only brief intimations of the burgeoning counterculture. ~ Tom Wiener, Rovi
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|Grouped Work ID||b408cbf8-7a44-9c1d-0fd8-d6dffe1590a9|
|Grouping Title||monterey pop|
|Grouping Author||mamas and the papas|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-04 01:21:46AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-19 05:20:29AM|
|auth_author2||Adler, Lou, 1933-|
Burdon, Eric, 1941-
Masekela, Hugh, 1939-2018,
McKenzie, Scott, 1939-2012,
Pennebaker, D. A.,
Phillips, John, 1935-2001,
Redding, Otis, 1941-1967,
Shankar, Ravi, 1920-2012,
|author2-role||Adler, Lou,1933-film producer.|
Animals (Musical group),performer.
Big Brother & the Holding Co. (Musical group),performer.
Canned Heat (Musical group),performer.
Country Joe and the Fish,performer.
Criterion Collection (Firm),publisher.
Janus Films,film distributor.
Jefferson Airplane (Musical group),performer.
Jimi Hendrix Experience (Musical group),performer.
Leacock Pennebaker Inc.,production company.
Mamas and the Papas (Musical group),performer.
Pennebaker, D. A.,film director.
Phillips, John,1935-2001,film producer.
Simon and Garfunkel,performer.
Who (Musical group),performer.
|available_at_pineriver||Piner River Library|
|detailed_location_pineriver||Pine River Adult DVD Non-Fiction|
|display_description||On a June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the Monterey International Pop Festival captured a decade's spirit and ushered in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey featured career-making performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few of the performers in a diverse lineup that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and Ravi Shankar. With his characteristic vérité style, D.A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend smashing his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his, Mama Cass watching Janis Joplin's performance in awe.|
|itype_pineriver||Adult DVD non-fiction|
|owning_library_pineriver||Piner River Library|
|owning_location_pineriver||Piner River Library|
Monterey International Pop Festival -- (1967 : -- Monterey, Calif.)
Rock concert films
Rock music -- 1961-1970
Rock music festivals -- California -- Monterey
|title_full||Monterey pop / Janus Films ; a Leacock Pennebaker release ; the Foundation presents a John Phillips, Lou Adler production ; by D.A. Pennebaker|
Rock music festivals