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Shake! Otis at Monterey + Jimi Plays Monterey

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Putnam Triangle Plaza | 22 Putnam Ave

Directed by D. A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus | 1986
Shake! Otis at Monterey
Directed by D. A. Pennebaker
1987, 19min, Digital

Jimi Plays Monterey
Directed by Chris Hegedus, D. A. Pennebaker
1986, 50min, Digital

These concert-film landmarks capture two electrifying live shows that ushered Memphis soul star Otis Redding and little-known guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix into the annals of rock ‘n’ roll mythology. Both musicians lose themselves in the passion of performing, conquering the hippie audience at the now-legendary 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. Highlights include Hendrix’s tongue-wagging, guitar-smashing “Wild Thing” and Redding’s cathartic rendition of “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.”

RUN TIME: 63min