Sweet Toronto

Sweet Toronto

Klaus Voormann
Director: D.A. Pennebaker Cast: Klaus Voormann
Klaus Voormann
, Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
, John Lennon
John Lennon
D.A. Pennebaker


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This music documentary is produced and directed by the same filmmaker who brought Monterrey Pop to the screen. It features performances from a 1969 Toronto rock 'n roll festival. The film shows performers Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley, Alan White, Klaus Voorman and John Lennon and Yoko Ono with the Plastic Ono Band. Although many other people appeared in the 12-hour-long festival, the filmmaker chose to record the whole performances of these few, rather than give highlights of the entire festival. Festival-goers booed and walked out on a performance by Yoko Ono and her brand new Plastic Ono Band. Film reviewers at the time were similarly affected. Latterly, though, both her performance and this film have grown in interest and watchability, particularly given the rarity of such thorough documentation of these key performers' work in concert.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/23/2009
UPC: 0826663110463
Original Release: 1988
Source: Shout Factory
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 0:50:00

Special Features

Interview with Yoko Ono (1988)

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band: Live in Toronto '69
1. Interview With Yoko Ono [3:33]
2. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley [6:56]
3. Hound Dog - Jerry Lee Lewis [1:51]
4. Lucille - Little Richard [2:53]
5. Blue Suede Shoes - John Lennon [3:03]
6. Money - John Lennon [3:12]
7. Dizzy Miss Lizzy - John Lennon [3:14]
8. Yer Blues - John Lennon [3:49]
9. Cold Turkey - John Lennon [3:22]
10. Give a Peace a Chance - John Lennon [3:23]
11. Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking for Her Hand In the Snow) - Yoko Ono [4:46]
12. John, John (Let's Hope for Peace)- Yoko Ono [9:29]

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