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The 20 Feet From Stardom Documentary, The Real Story of Background Singers [REVIEW] [VIDEO]

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I recently read the article in Rolling Stone Magazine titled Rocks Greatest Unsung Voices by Simon Vozick-Levinson. Rolling Stone rated it at 4 stars. I rate it at 5. If your  a music fan, you no doubt are familiar with the term “background singer.” Darlene Love, Mary Clayton, and Lisa Fischer to name a few of the better known. As I’ve always said, “a background singer can make or break a live performance.” With that in mind, it’s my hope you’ll either rent or buy the 20 Feet From Stardom documentary.

The Academy Award nominated 2013 documentary takes you into their world, their hopes dreams, and heartbreaks, as never seen before. Loaded with music history, and live performances to boot, you get to experience the highs and lows, the good and the bad of many background singers, and the battles they fought (and most lost) on their way to stardom, or a soon forgotten person doing whatever they could to earn some sort of a living.

Interviews by Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Sting, and Stevie Wonder are sprinkled through the film as well as unanswered questions as to why so many got hurt, to please so few. Behind the scenes by those who have been there, as you’ve never seen before. The film is fantastic. watch the movie trailer and get copy today.

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