The film (by D.A. Pennebaker, released Dec. 26, 1968) is extremely influential. It introduces many famous late-60s artists to the US at large, including The Mamas & the Papas, Jimi Hendrix (including the guitar burning), Ravi Shankar, Janis Joplin, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, The Who and many more. Country Joe, ‘Section 43’
Paul Beaver (Moog Music‘s new west coast distributor) and Bernie Krause bring the Moog synth to Monterrey and sell several of them (as well as rounding up a lot of studio business), giving Moog (otherwise limited by sales to academics and experimentalists) a boost into the view of The New Thing. The Beaver-Kraus duo would be part of a multitude of famous sessions in the coming years.
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First preview of the new Richard O’Brien horror comedy stage musical
It closes in Sep. 1980 after 2960 performances.