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Little Richard: Live At The Toronto Peace Festival 1969 took place during one of rock 'n' roll's biggest rebirths, a popular reawakening that inspired the historic Toronto Rock 'N' Roll Revival concert where this phenomenal performance was filmed. Among the greats who appeared at this festival--including Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent-- it's safe to say that Little Richard electrified the audience the most. Making a dramatic entrance under a single spotlight wearing a shirt covered in tiny mirrors, Richard commanded the attention of his audience with his over-the-top stage show as he barreled through his classics. Beautifully filmed by Academy Award®-nominated director D.A. Pennebaker (Don't Look Back, Monterey Pop), this concert film not only captures the raw energy of Richard's explosive performance, but the adoration of a young crowd looking to cut loose with one of rock 'n' roll's greats still in his prime.
John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band played their first and last performance at the Sweet Toronto Peace Festival in 1969 that featured Yoko Ono, famed guitarist Eric Clapton, and renowned musicians Klaus Voorman (bass) and Alan White (drums). This classic film captures John Lennon in the only performance with the Plastic Ono Band. The Plastic Ono Band is introduced by footage of individual performances including Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard. Songs: Bo Diddley (Bo Diddley), Hound Dog (Jerry Lee Lewis), Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry), Lucille (Little Richard), Blue Suede Shoes (John Lennon), Money (John Lennon), You Make Me Dizzy Miss Lizzy (John Lennon), Yer Blues (John Lennon), Cold Turkey (John Lennon), Give Peace a Chance (John Lennon), Don't Worry Kyoto (Mummy's Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow) (Yoko Ono), John John (Let's Hope for Peace) (Yoko Ono).