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Music and Documentaries and Films of the '60's and '70's
DVD


DVD Beatles first tour * The Beatles - The First U.S. Visit DVD
includes never-seen-before footage, chronicles the remarkable two weeks in February 1964 that began America's still-enduring love affair with the group. If you were there, this is
a fabulous journey back into a glorious time of youthful joy. If
you weren't, this is the way to
catch up fast.
The Beatles Anthology DVD* The Beatles Anthology  DVD
Contains all 8 original video programs on 4 DVDs. Bonus disc of rare and never-before-seen footage, including: Recollections (June 1994): Paul, George, and Ringo spend a summer's day together singing, playing and warmly remembering the early days. Back at Abbey Road (May 1995): Paul, George, and Ringo at Abbey Road Studios with George Martin. Recording "Free as a Bird " & "Real Love" Real Love Video,Newly mixed in 5.1 surround sound with picture restoration

Yellow Submarine DVD* Yellow Submarine DVD Originally released 1968
Pure delight, with as much to hear as there is to see: Beatles' songs, puns, jokes combined with surreal pop-art visions in story of Beatles trying to save Pepperland from the Blue Meanies. Songs include `Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, ' `When I'm Sixty-four, and 'All You Need Is Love'.

* Crosby, Stills & Nash - Acoustic DVD
The soaring, unmistakable harmonies of Crosby, Stills & Nash bring to life one classic song after another in Acoustic, the unique concert DVD of their greatest hits. This footage was captured live at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater in November 1991


Concert for Bangladesh DVD* The Concert for Bangladesh (Limited Deluxe Edition) DVD
Before We Are the World, before the Amnesty International concerts, before
Live Aid, Live 8,
46664, and all the
other charitable and/or political events that have used popular music as their principal draw, there was George Harrison's 1971 Concert for Bangladesh, a stirring affair
released here in a fine two-disc set.

DVD Bereley in the SixtiesBerkeley in the Sixties DVD
A moving documentary about the 1960s social, political and sexual revolution at the University of California at Berkeley. The documentary traces the anti-war protest movement, the free speech movement, civil rights protests and the formation of the women's movement. Director Mark Kitchell interweaves archival footage with interviews with key leaders of the movement. The soundtrack includes Joan Baez, Mario Savio, Country Joe and the Fish, The Band, Jimi Hendrix and The Grateful Dead. "Probably the best documentary on the sixties to date" ...Village Voice Review.


* An All-Star Tribute to Brian Wilson DVD
A concert recorded an evening in March this year on the Great Stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Wilson himself performed several of his classic songs. Extras include interviews and a photo gallery.

Buena Vista Social Club DVDBuena Vista Social Club  DVD
In 1996, composer, producer, and guitar legend Ry Cooder entered Egrem Studios in Havana with the forgotten greats of Cuban music, many of them in their 60s and 70s, some of them long since retired. The resulting album, Buena Vista Social Club, became a Grammy-winning international bestseller.Wenders weaves the artist biographies with a glimpse of modern Cuba remembering its past, capturing a lost culture in music that is suddenly, unexpectedly revived for audiences in Havana and around the world.. It's a loving portrait of a master class in Cuban music, with a vital cast of aging performers whose energy and passion belie their years. --Sean Axmaker

Eric Clapton - Unplugged DVD* Eric Clapton - Unplugged DVD
This video is a great capture of the MTV unplugged concert.
A must have for all Clapton fans.

The Doors DVD* The Doors Collection (Collector's Edition) DVD
This is a must-have disc for anyone who's ever been mesmerized by Jim Morrison and the late-1960s, early-'70s rock phenomenon known as the Doors. It's quite simply the finest audio-visual source of Doors music and history, presented with the full participation of the band's surviving members (Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger, John Densmore) and featuring a variety
of bonus features. .--Jeff Shannon

 

Live at Winterland '68Live at Winterland '68
CD
Historical Footage, interviews and songs from the far-out original San Francisco psychedelic band.

Doobie Brothers DVD*Rockin' Down The Highway: The Wildlife Concert DVD
It doesn't matter if you got the Doobie Brothers late in the summer of '72 when they had their first hit "Listen To The Music,", or your folks raised you on a steady diet of Doobie's tunes, or you're a Doobie-come-lately, everybody loves the Doobies. In May of 1996 the Doobie Brothers reunited to record and film a special concert, Rockin' Down The Highway: The Wildlife Concert, which benefits the Wildlife Conservation Society

.The Man Who Fell to Earth* The Man Who Fell to Earth (Special Edition)
DVD 1976 Rated:R
David Bowie plays the alien of the title, who arrives on Earth with hopes of finding a way to save his own planet from turning into an arid wasteland. The Man Who Fell to Earth is definitely not for every taste--it's a highly contemplative, primarily visual experience that Roeg directs as an abstract treatise on (among other things) the alienating effects of an over-commercialized society...Jeff Shannon

* Recoil- John Cipollina (3 DVD SET that includes a DVD of Electric Guitarslinger (which was made available in 2002, but is now quite rare and expensive if you do find a copy. The set includes 2 other great DVDs , and all 3 are available at a very fair price on the
John Cipollina Memorial website. John Cipollina, founding member of Quicksilver Messenger Service and one of the fathers of the San Francisco psychedelic sound, was a unique and unforgettable psychedelic guitar legend. I encourage any fans of John Cipollina and Quicksilver Messenger to get Recoil-John Cipollinna 3-DVD set while they can.

Dylan - Don't Look Back DVD* Bob Dylan - Don't Look Back DVD Three decades since its initial theatrical run, Pennebaker's legendary film returns to the screen offering a behind-the-scenes account of a young Bob Dylan. Shot during Dylan's spring 1965 tour of England.

Eagles: Hell Freezes Over DVD* The Eagles - Hell Freezes Over DVD Don Henley, Glen Frey, Timothy Schmit, Joe Walsh and Don Felder never sounded better. Performances of the classics, Hotel California, Take It Easy, are pure quality. Country song, Girl From Yesterday is perfection.



Pink Floyd ~ Live at Pompeii * Pink Floyd - Live at Pompeii (Director's Cut) DVD
Pink Floyd filmed playing live, October 1971, in an ampitheatre in Pompeii at the ancient Roman amphitheatre,
amid the ruins of Pompeii, which lies in the shadow of the still-active volcano of Mount Vesuvius.
Original release date: 1974


Ella Fitxgerald DVD* Ella Fitzgerald - Something to Live For DVD
Created nearly four years after Ella Fitzgerald's death, Zwerin's film uses the lush voice and superb repertoire of "the First Lady of Song" as wel as archival footage of early performances, and later television appearances,to capture Ella's pilgrimage from Depression-era New York, through her discovery at the Apollo Theater and subsequent emergence as a swing vocalist and on to her long career as a matchless pop and jazz stylist


Fly Jefferson Airplane * Fly Jefferson Airplane DVD
Eagle vision and Ravin' Films collaborated to create the first Jefferson Airplane DVD. On the DVD is some never before seen concert footage, interviews
and rare photographs!

Imagine DVD* Imagine(Deluxe Edition) DVD
1988 Andrew Solt, John Lennon , Yoko Ono
The personal film archives
of Yoko Ono were utilized for this feature-length documentary on the life of John Lennon The film spends a lot of time recounting Lennon's antiwar activities, highlighted by a confrontation on a talk show hosted by conservative cartoonist Al Capp The title of the documentary is of course based on Lennon's idyllic ballad about a world free of hatred and discord.

* The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts (4CD-Boxset

* Get Ready: Definitive
Performances 1965-1972
- The Temptations
[DVD](2006)

 

Flashing on the Sixties a Tribal Document DVD * Flashing on the Sixties a Tribal Document DVD Director: Lisa Law
Peter Fonda: "It is a wonderful diary of the times" "It is sweat and powerful" . "A warm informing and historic diary of the moment...shows how those of us from that wondrous era have come through the many years with the philosophy of healing our planet. Our home."
Wavy Gravy: "Those flashes in the Sixties have become the burning issues of the '90s. Flashing On The Sixties clearly shows the passing of the torch from the '60s generation to the children of the '90s in the struggle for world peace and saving the environment."

* The History of Rock 'n' Roll: Guitar Heroes & The'70s (Have a Nice Decade) DVD


* Marvin Gaye - Greatest Hits Live
in '76
DVD
The Prince of Motown left behind a soul music legacy that is still unequaled to this day. This is one of the few documents of Gaye's charismatic live performances, Gaye's ebullient presence shines convincingly through. Gaye, ever smiling, floats effortlessly through
23 of his '60s and early '70s

* The Grateful Dead Movie(1976)
DVD
The only Grateful Dead video to have received a theatrical release (in the mid-'70s), this film is a real time capsule. See Keith and Donna Godcheaux as integral parts of the band! See the Wall of Sound! See the trippy animation! See Jerry with all-black hair! The photography and sound are crude and not on par with those in some of the more recent Dead videos, notably Ticket to New Year's or Downhill from Here, but its earnestness, and its focus on an era in the Band's history with little other video documentation, more than make up for the lack of polish. There's some above-average music, too, especially "Eyes of the World" and the ever-irresistible "U.S. Blues."
--Anne Hurley

Grateful Dead - View from the Vault DVD* Grateful Dead - View from the Vault 1-3DVD This three DVD set contains one each of: "View From The Vault I," "View From The Vault II," and "View From The Vault III 650 minutes

The Grateful Dead - Downhill from Here* The Grateful Dead - Downhill From Here DVD The late, great Grateful Dead live on in fans' memories and, thankfully, on video. Deadheads have long argued that the fabled San Francisco band was at its best onstage. 'Heads and novices alike can test that premise.
Hair  DVD* Hair 1979 DVD
"The draft is white people sending black people to fight yellow people to protect the country they stole from the red people."-"Hair"
The Age of Aquarius is brought to life by the filmmaker who made Amadeus a household word.
Hair re-creates a colorful world of counterculture finding an anvil to pound on: the Vietnam War. Forman and his design team allow the film to wash over you, starting at the free-flowing opening in which masses of hippies, police, and even their horses eagerly groove to the familiar beat of "Aquarius." In the best work of his career, Treat Williams makes his leading- man debut as Berger, the leader of the Central Park troop who takes draftee Claude (John Savage) under his wing on his trip through New York City and the apex of what the '60s was. The new recording of the music is quite fine, Chicago band member Don Dacus's rendition of the title song is a highlight. --Doug Thomas

Procol Harum * Procol Harum
Live at the Union Chapel DVD
This DVD also includes bonus interviews, tour footage and commentaries. Recorded live at the Union Chapel in Islington, North London, on 12 December 2003. Procol Harum has bucked the trend for 5 decades by creating some of the most thought provoking music ever recorded.

A Night at the Family Dog* A Night at the Family Dog 1970 (The Grateful Dead / Jefferson Airplane / Santana) DVD
Filmed on location at the Family Dog Ballroom in San Francisco in September, 1970, the show captures the heyday and diversity of the San Francisco sound with three of the most well known bands to emerge from the scene.

Festival Express * Festival Express DVD
Finally released at the Toronto Film Fest in 2003, this 90-minute film by Canadian director Bob Smeaton documents the legendary 1970 tour with The Band, The Grateful Dead, Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, Ian and Sylvia, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Tom Rush, Buddy Guy, Eric Andersen, Mountain, Ten Years After, Traffic, Seatrain, Charlebois, James and the Good Brothers, Cat Mashmakan and The Modern Rock Quartet.

* Elvis - The '68 Comeback Special (Deluxe Edition DVD)
Originally telecast December 3, 1968, as simply Elvis. At the time, Presley was a rock-'n'-roll memory. He labored in an increasingly hokey Hollywood career while the '60s British invasion, garage rock, and psychedelic movements made his hip-swiveling '50's persona seem woefully uncool. This '68 Comeback Special re-established his position as rock royalty.

Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland DVD* Classic Albums - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland DVD
This documentary examines the making of the multi-platinum Jimi Hendrix double album Electric Ladyland. The story is told using archival film clips, the diary of one of Hendrix's employees, demos, live performances, home movies, and still photos, intercut with interviews featuring band members.

Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi HendrixExperience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix
audio CD
Experience Hendrix brings together the major singles with a stack of majestic album tracks and the career-defining live Woodstock version of "The Star Spangled Banner" on a fat 20-tracker.

Jazz on a Summer's Day* Jazz on a Summer's Day/A Summer's Day With Bert Stern DVD
Part concert documentary, part pop-cultural time capsule, Bert Stern's Jazz on a Summer's Day chronicles the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival with an approach as deceptively relaxed, even impulsive, as the music itself. He documents American jazz at a notably golden moment in its development--diverse, adventurous, and still broadly popular, this was jazz not yet under the shadow of rock and youth culture, played by an integrated artistic community a few short years away from social and political turmoil that would boil divisively to the surface during the '60s.

Jesus Christ Superstar dvd* Jesus Christ Superstar (Special Edition)1973 DVD
If you were a hippie, you'd understand. JC Superstar was a box office failure and a spectacular generational success. This was typical of the times-- the Vietnam-era, them-vs.-us schism between ''regular'' society and us long-haired rabble-rousing free-love dope-smoking troublemaking hippies. JC Superstar was the first time anyone dared consider Jesus as a very ''human'' kind of person-- with fears, uncertainly, even a lack of faith on occasion, just like anyone else. The film had cutting edge choreography, great music with incredible lyrics, and just enough experimental cinematographic efforts to make a hippie smile and their parents shake their heads... Rad Delaroderie


Jimi Plays Berkeley* Jimi Plays Berkeley DVD
This critically acclaimed performance is considered to be one of the best of the legendary guitar player's career. The show was taped on May 30, 1970, at the Berkeley Community Center during the Cry of Love tour. The 55-minute release features Billy Cox on bass, and Mitch Mitchell on drums. The band performs a number of Hendrix classics, including "Johnny B. Good," "Hear My Train a Comin'," "Purple Haze," "I Don't Live Today," "Hey Baby (New Rising Son)," "Lover Man," and, of course, Jimi's rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner."

Thelonious Monk DVD* Thelonious Monk - Straight No Chaser DVD
1989 The executive producer of this exemplary documentary about jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk is Clint Eastwood. Great 1968 footage, shot by Michael and Christian Blackwood, documents Monk in the studio, on tour, and off stage, which on its own would make this essential jazz viewing.

Bob Marley Story DVD* Rebel Music - The Bob Marley Story DVD
tells the fascinating and heart-wrenching story of legendary reggae superstar Bob Marley, his extraordinary life and revolutionary music. A gifted musician, an inspired poet, and a prophet of peace who fervently decried the injustices of all people by remaining true to his roots, , his life was claimed by cancer in 1981 at the age of 36

Legend* Legend - The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers DVD
Fouteen of Marley's songs are included in this view of his life.
There's a reason why this best-of collection has been a steady bestseller since it debuted in 1984: Marley's sincerity, and the best reggae rythmns sounded in tune with our own hearts.

Stepping Razor Red X DVD* Stepping Razor Red X DVD
As a member of the Wailers with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer and as an artist in his own right, Peter Tosh is widely considered one of the most influential figures the reggae world has ever seen. He was referred to as"the Malcom X to former bandmate Bob Marley's Martin Luther King, Jr"

 

Monterey Pop Festival DVD* * The Complete Monterey Pop Festival - Criterion Collection(1968) DVD
Many legends of rock held their debut performances there, in front of an international audience, including Janis Joplin (who had not been heard outside San Francisco), the Who and Jimi Hendrix (who had been heard only in England at that time), and the San Francisco psychedelic pioneers (Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Country Joe and the Fish, even Moby Grape).

The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter DVD* The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter - Criterion Collection DVD
1970 Gimme Shelter has a double meaning: it's the title of a Rolling Stones song, and the feeling one has after witnessing this disturbing documentary. Filmmakers Albert Maysles and David Maysles concentrated his fly-on-the-wall cameras on the Stones' most fateful gig: the 1969 free concert at California's Altamont Speedway. To maintain crowd control, the Stones made the fatal error of engaging the services of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang. The chaotic results included the fatal stabbing of a spectator, which was recorded on film.

The Rolling Stones - Rock and Roll Circus DVD* The Rolling Stones - Rock and Roll Circus DVD
Fans of late '60s rock and roll will find this documentary to be a rare and precious jewel. It contains shining performances from The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton , John Lennon and Yoko Ono , and The Who. Originally planned as a television special in 1968, it was shelved shortly after filming because the manager of the Stonesfelt that another of the acts, The Who, upstaged them. Other performers include Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull ,and the only recently formed
Jethro Tull.

Tommy * Tommy 1975 DVD
The Who's brilliant rock opera is sublimely matched to director Ken Russell's penchant for cinematic excess, and this 1975 production finds Russell at the peak of his filmmaking audacity. It's a fever-dream of musical bombast, custom-fit to the thematic ambition of Pete Townshend's epic rock drama, revolving around the titular "deaf, dumb, and blind kid" (played by Who vocalist Roger Daltrey) who survives the childhood trauma that stole his senses to become a Pinball Wizard messiah in Townshend's grandiose attack on the hypocrisy of organized religion.

Paul Simon - You're the One DVD* Paul Simon - You're the One (In Concert from Paris) DVD
1980 Simon's long pilgrimage through Third World music elicits utterly natural, multicultural accents. His music now fuses its familiar folk-rock origins with the newer influences gathered from Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. Much more relaxed and playful than was often the case earlier in his career.



Woodstock DVD* 3 Days of Peace & Music (The Director's Cut) DVD
It was 1969 -- the Summer of Love -- and some 400,000 people gathered on a farm in upstate New York to get down and naked to the music of Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane, Arlo Guthrie, David Crosby, and many, many others. This was more than just a music festival. It was a three-day celebration of the counterculture and everything for which it stood.

 

Led Zeppelin DVD* Led Zeppelin DVD B00008PX8P
This 102-minute set presents 12 numbers that include Led Zeppelin's I Can't Quit You Baby,Dazed and Confused, How Many More Times and Communication Breakdown, Led Zeppelin II,Whole Lotta Love, What Is and What Should Never Be,Moby Dick and Bring It On Home. We're Gonna Groove Was a then-unreleased number that would appear eventually on the catchall collection Coda, while White Summer covered the Yardbirds. Finally, Led Zep covered Eddie Cochran via C;mon Everybody and Something Else.

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Popular films '60's and '70's
Some of these films are now available as Blueray

*Rebel Without a Cause (Two-Disc Special Edition 1955
Starring: James Dean, Natalie Wood
Director: Nicholas Ray
*To Kill a Mockingbird (Legacy Series Edition) (1962)
Starring: Gregory Peck
Director: Robert Mulligan
Rated: NR
*Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Starring: Peter Sellers, George Scott
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Rated:R
*Arabesque(1966)
Starring: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren
Director: Stanley Donen
*The Wild Angels (1966)
Starring: Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra.
Director: Roger Corman
Rated-R
*Hells Angels on Wheels (1967)
Starring: Adam Roarke, Jack Nicholson
Director: Richard Rush
Rated-R
*The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
Starring: Roman Polanski, Jack MacGowran
Director: Roman Polanski
Rated NR
*The Graduate (1967)
Starring: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman
Director: Mike Nichols
*Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Starring: Paul Newman, George Kennedy
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Rated: NR
*Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Starring: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway
Director: Arthur Penn
Rated-R
*I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968)
Starring: Peter Sellers,Jo Van Fleet
Director: Hy Averback
*Greetings(1968)
Starring: Robert De Niro
Directed by Brian De Palma
Rated-R
*2001 - A Space Odyssey (1968)
Starring: Keir Dullea,Gary Lockwood.
Director: Stanley Kubrick
*Psych-Out / The Trip (1968)
Starring: Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell, Jack Nicholson
Director: Richard Rush
*The Monkees - Head (1968)
Starring: Peter Tork ,Davy Jones
Director: Bob Rafelson
*Charly (1968)
Starring: Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom
Director: Ralph Nelson
Rated: PG
*Easy Rider (1969)
Starring: Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda
Director: Dennis Hopper
Rated-R
*Alice's Restaurant (1969)
Starring: Arlo Guthrie ,Patricia Quinn (II)
Director: Arthur Penn
*Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford
Director: George Roy Hill
Rated: PG
*Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight
Director: John Schlesinger
DVD Drama
*Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black
Director: Bob Rafelson
Rated: R
*Catch-22 (1970)
Starring: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam.
Director: Mike Nichols
Rated:R
*Harold and Maude (1971)
Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort
Director: Hal Ashby
Rated: PG
*The French Connection (1971)
Starring: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider,
Director: William Friedkin
Rated-R
*A Clockwork Orange (1972)
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Rated: R
*Slaughterhouse Five (1972)
Starring: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman
Director: George Roy Hill
Rated: R
*What's Up, Doc? (1972)
Starring: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal
Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Rated: G
*American Graffiti (Collector's Edition) (1973)
Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard
Director: George Lucas
Rated: PG
*The Sting (Legacy Series Edition) (1973)
Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford
Director: George Roy Hill
RAted: PG
*Chinatown (1974)
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway
Director: Roman Polanski
Rated-R
*Smile  (1974)
Starring: Bruce Dern, Barbara Feldon,
Director: Michael Ritchie
Rated: PG
*One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher
Director: Milos Forman
Rated-R
*Taxi Driver (1976)
Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster
Director: Martin Scorsese
Rated-R

The Atomic Cafe*The Atomic Cafe DVD
"A stunner, a movie that has one howling with laughter, horror and disbelief."...Vincent Canby of the New York Times
"the blackest apocalyptic humor since Dr. Strangelove." ..The Washington Post
"one of the best films of the year. A comic horror film, it does more to evoke the what-me-worry social madness of the Cold War than any documentary I've ever seen."...J. Hoberman of the Village Voice.
Released in 1982, its producers spent years toiling over Government A-bomb test and propaganda films, military training films, news reel footage, radio broadcasts, and other sources, to come up with one of the most chilling, and hilarious, movies ever made.

DVD's
*The War Game (1967)   On the Beach (2000)   Atomic War Bride/This Is Not a Test (1960)
*Seven Days in May (1964)  
*Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Special Edition) (1964)

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