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Monterey Pop(1969)

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Brief Synopsis

New York City, in the fall of 1966, Alan Pariser had an idea for the greatest concert in the history of rock and roll. As a counter-concert to the annual Monterey Jazz Festival, Pariser, an L.A. scene maker and sometime concert promoter, along with John Philips (leader of the Mamas and the Papas) and Lou Adler (the president of Dunhill Records), drummed up the idea of a concert unlike any other. With a banner declaring it a, celebration of music, love and flowers, the forerunner to Woodstock was born. Like Woodstock, Monterey Pop was devised as a non-profit event, complete with a board of goverors that included Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Donovan, Brian Wilson and Smokey Robinson. For the first time, pop stars themselves were involved in the organization of a rock event. As a result, some of the biggest names in rock and roll were gladly on hand for the concert.

Cast & Crew

James Desmond Director of Photography
Barry Feinstein Director of Photography
Richard Leacock Director of Photography
Albert Maysles Director of Photography
Roger Murphy Director of Photography
D. A. Pennebaker Director of Photography
Bob Neuwirth Addl photog
John Cooke Addl photog
Tim Cunningham Addl photog
Baird Hersey Addl photog
Robert Leacock Addl photog
Peter Pilafian Addl photog
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 29 Jan 1969
Release Date:  1969 Production Date:  [see note]
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Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  Leacock Pennebaker, Inc.
Sound:  Production Co:  The Foundation
Duration(mins):  79 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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