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They are the voices behind the greatest Rock, Pop and R&B hits of all time, but no one knows their names. Now in this award-winning documentary, director Morgan Neville shines the spotlight on the untold stories of such legendary background singers as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill and more. These are the triumphs and heartbreaks of music's most unsung talents, featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage, vintage live performances, and interviews with superstars Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Bette Midler, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Chris Botti and Sheryl Crow.
While the lead singers in rock, pop, and R&B are the ones who get the glory, knowledgeable music fans will tell you the backing vocalists often add the touches that make a performance truly memorable, and though many backup singers have the respect of their peers in the music business, they're all but unknown to the average listener. Twenty Feet From Stardom pays homage to some of these unsung heroes, including Darlene Love (the un-credited lead voice on some of Phil Spector's most memorable productions of the 1960s), Merry Clayton (who contributed a striking vocal cameo on the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter", Lisa Fischer (who has appeared on albums by Sting, Tina Turner, and Aretha Franklin, as well as touring with the Rolling Stones), and the Waters Family (they sang with Michael Jackson on the album Thriller and lent their voices to the films The Lion King and Avatar).
I didn't understand the point of this movie; it had no story. I think it would have worked better in a shorter version as a This American Life story.Published 4 days ago by TRK/CC
I do not usually purchase DVDs unless I am very sure I will watch the movie again. After viewing the film in the theater, I had to purchase it for my personal viewing and to share... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Pamela
Eye opening and beautiful. I loved learning about the voices behind the voices. These women and men are spectacular and their stories are fascinating. Worth the watch!Published 9 days ago by SDD
Other reviewers have said it all, but this movie transformed my listening to many songs I've loved. I actually started looking for performing credits of a song to see if the backup... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Dale F. Mead
Great documentary regarding the many back-up female (and male) singers whom really shape the songs, yet get little or no recognition from the fans and sometimes the artists. Read morePublished 18 days ago by ChicagoBlues1952
An amazing movie. The women in it are strong and wise. When we reach a higher consciousness we will really appreciate women like the women in this movie. Read morePublished 20 days ago by S. Herrera
Must for individuals who are nostalgic for anything/everything linked to the days of genuine musical talent.Published 27 days ago by M. Mazzi