In the spring of 1970, Joe Cocker undertook what became the legendary 20th-century musical experiment–a traveling rock & roll commune that crisscrossed the country on a private jet. This meteoric tour came and went over a magical two months and as a one-time-only experience, it developed a mythical status amongst music fans throughout the world. This documentary/concert film tells the complete story of Cocker’s historic tour through the lens of the Grammy-Winning Tedeschi Trucks Band’s reunion of the Mad Dogs. Featuring the last filmed interview with the late Leon Russell.
“Joe Cocker’s bacchanalian “Mad Dogs & Englishmen” tour gets a reconsideration and a revival in this documentary by Jesse Lauter.” — Glenn Kenny, New York Times
“The original “Mad Dogs” footage looks more amazing than ever. And the survivors of that tour who show up for the reunion concert are great company; anyone who thinks that aging rock boomers are simply cranks stuck in time should get a load of these folks.” — Owen Gleiberman, Variety
Rita Coolidge, Steve Earle, Jim Keltner