Film & TV

“Woodstock”

As a memeber of “Mad Dogs & Englishmen” Bobby performs live with Joe Cocker in this Warner Brothers 1970 motion picture – a film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival directed by Michael Wadleigh and released March 26, 1970. This film won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature Film, and Oscar nominated for best sound and film editing. It also won a National Film Registry Award in 1996.


Bobby performs with Joe Cocker on “This is Tom Jones”—broadcast television show in 1970

Bobby performs with Joe Cocker at the Midem Festial in Cannes France and somebody captured it on film! Bobby plays congas and tambourine – January 1970.

“Joe Cocker Mad Dogs & Englishmen Tour” Bobby appears and performs in the 1971 documentary film directed by Pierre Aldridge (he also directed the documentary “Elvis On Tour”). A DVD of this film is available on Amazon.com. Some of this film appears to have been segmented and posted on YouTube. See the links below:

Bobby performs live with Joe Cocker on Tour “Feeling Allright”. Listen at the beginning  for Joe who in his introduction states that this song features “our conga player”  (Bobby). Joe asks the crowd to “Give a hand for Bobby, please. A New York Cat as they say”. From then on Bobby Torres was known as Bobby Please.


Bobby performs live with Joe Cocker on Tour “Cry Me a River” in 1971.  (Bobby briefly appears at counter 3:36)


Bobby performs live with Joe Cocker on Tour “Honky Tonk Woman” 1971.  (Bobby appears at counter 1:22-1:41 note :Sandy Konikoff plays tambourine)

Bobby performs live with Joe Cocker on Tour “Sticks & Stones” in 1971. Bobby performs live with Joe Cocker on Tour “Space Captain” in 1971. (Bobby appears at counter 2:41)

“Woodstock the Lost Performances”
Bobby performs live with Joe Cocker in this documentary film footage captured by Michael Wadleigh but not included in the original 1970 release of the film. Released in 1990 edited by Howard Silver and produced by the Kaminsky Brothers. A VHS is available on Amazon.com. DVDs may be available at other sites.

“Woodstock 25th Anniversary Edition”
Bobby performs live with Joe Cocker in the Warner Brothers 2009 re-release of the movie.

“Iconic Woodstock—A Photographer Looks Back” Time Magazine video of photos taken by Elliot Landy opens with a photo of Bobby on stage with Joe Cocker August 24, 2009. Click here to view Time Magazine video.

“Woodstock 3-Days of Peace and Music” Bobby performs live with Joe Cocker in this Special Edition CD & DVD 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition that includes collector photos, booklet and poster, released in Spring 2010. Buy it on Amazon.com.

“Groupies” They lived for Sex, Drugs and Rock Stars. Bobby Torres performs with Joe Cocker in this 1970 social history documentary film by Filmmaker and Director Ron Dorfman. Read synopsis. A DVD of this film is available on Amazon.com.

“Don Kirshner Rock Concert” Bobby performed as a guest musician with the Mark Almond Band on the“Don Kirshner Rock Concert Show” a hip and stylish recorded-live concert showcase for top rock artists of the 1970s —broadcast television November 24, 1973—later syndicated. See also Volume 20 of the “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert – Collector’s Edition”.


“This Is Tom Jones” 1970 Broadcast television show 1970 Bobby performs “Delta Lady” live with Joe Cocker. Click You Tube Link to watch the video.

“Live at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas – Till” Bobby performs with Tom Jones in this live concert video recorded in 1971. Tom Jones produced his 10th and final Gold Album “Live at Caesar’s Palace” in the spring of 1971.

“Tom Jones Live in Vegas” Bobby performs with Tom Jones in this live concert video in 1981 by Jay Harvey Productions.

“Wheels”, Arthur Hailey’s 10-part series released 1978 and telecast from May 7-15. It starred Rock Hudson, Lee Remick, Blair Brown and others. Bobby plays a musician who is performs during the unveiling of the Hawk a fictional youth marketed car. In episode one or two, look for Bobby’s trademark afro and scarf. More at MSN Movies

“Live at Hammersmith Odeon” Bobby performs with Tom Jones in this live concert video recorded in 1989 by Zomba Recording Corporation. Click the videos below to watch:
“Kiss”

Bobby Torres performs live on stage with Tom Jones“I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”

obby Torres performs live on stage with Tom Jones

The Johnny Carson Show—broadcast television – Bobby performed with The Tom Jones Orchestra.

The Arsenio Hall Show—broadcast television – Bobby performed with The Tom Jones Orchestra.

The Midnight Special Show—broadcast television – Bobby performed with The Tom Jones Orchestra.

“Juice” Bobby created two songs for this 1992 Paramount motion picture directed by Ernest R. Dickerson starring Tupac Shakur & Omar Epps.

“Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” Bobby performs with Nick Gefroh’s Latin band in the 1994 Fine Line Features motion picture directed by Gus Van Sant starring Uma Thurman.

“Convergence” ’96 Food Tribute video, conceived, organized, directed 40 drummers in performance at the 1997 Rose Festival. Click here for more about Convergence

“A Holiday Evening with Tom Grant” Bobby performed with Tom Grant in the December 1998 Oregon Public Broadcasting video.


“Shoshana Bean Live Concert at Jimmy Mak’s” September 19, 2007. Bobby performs with the band featuring Reinhardt Melz, Brian Ward, and Dallas Huber. Click You Tube Link to watch the video.

Independent Northwest Cable Videos: Bobby produced and directed numerous independent videos for cable television in music, dance and instruction featuring local Northwest artists and musicians.

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