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The Rock n Roll Greats: Musical Documentaries, Concerts and Rock-Musicals

Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, The Police, The Band, Cream, U2, The Staple Singers, Prince, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and More

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Movie: A to Zeppelin: The Led Zeppelin Story ( 2004 )
A to Zeppelin: The Led Zeppelin Story documents the colorful and outrageous history of rock's heaviest band. This unique DVD features candid interviews with long-time tour manager Richard Cole, members of The Yardbirds, Bad Company, The Ramones, Foreigner, Vanilla Fudge, engineer Andy Johns, ex-girlfriends, Lori Mattix and Pamela Des Barres and more. Rare archival interview footage with John Bonham, 'Jimmy Page', Robert Plant and manager Peter Grant, along with rare photos spanning the "New Yardbirds" era through the breakup of Led Zeppelin illustrates their fascinating story.
Movie: Cream: Royal Albert Hall, London May 2-3-5-6 2005 ( 2005 )
After a 37 year absence Cream reformed in May 2005 for a series of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, the stage of their last UK performance. As befitting a trio whose focus was always squarely on the music, they emerge to no fanfare, briefly test their instruments and launch into the perfectly apt "I'm So Glad." Drawing from each of their four studio albums, they revisit the songs for their inherent resonance and as a springboard for their instrumental interplay. There's no need to update the material, as it all still fits each of the three men like a thousand dollar suit. Bruce's vocals still soar with operatic bearing, Clapton sounds energized, freed from the production cushioning on his own recordings, and Baker, now in his mid-sixties, can still dazzle with his solo turn on "Toad."
Movie: Mavis! ( 2016 )
Her family group, the Staple Singers, inspired millions and helped propel the civil rights movement with their music. After 60 years of performing, legendary singer Mavis Staples' message of love and equality is needed now more than ever.
Movie: Lambert & Stamp ( 2015 )
A documentary that reveals how the unlikely partnership between aspiring filmmakers Christopher Stamp and Kit Lambert produced one of the greatest rock bands in history: The Who.
Movie: The Last Waltz ( 1978 )
A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band.
Movie: Muscle Shoals ( 2013 )
A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".
Movie: U2: Rattle and Hum ( 1988 )
A documentary of the Irish rock group U2 on their Fall 1987 tour of North America.
Movie: The Police: Certifiable ( 2008 )
Concert film of The Police during the 2007-08 reunion tour.
Movie: The Police: Synchronicity Concert ( 1984 )
This is a video of a The Police 1984 concert.
Movie: The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town ( 2011 )
Takes us into the studio with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for the recording of their fourth album.
Movie: Heaven Adores You ( 2014 )
Heaven Adores You is an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith. By threading the music of Elliott Smith through the dense, yet often isolating landscapes of the three major cities he lived in -- Portland, New York City, Los Angeles -- Heaven Adores You presents a visual journey and an earnest review of the singer's prolific songwriting and the impact it continues to have on fans, friends, and fellow musicians.
Movie: R.E.M. by MTV ( 2014 )
On April 5, 1980 four college pals-Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe-took the stage together for the first time to play at a friend's birthday party. The band they started that night stayed together for thirty years and changed the shape of rock music. R.E.M. By MTV tells R.E.M.'s story in their own words, through three decades of performances and interviews R.E.M gave to MTV channels in the USA and around the world. Featuring revealing, never-before-seen footage, R.E.M. By MTV tells the amazing story of a band that did it their own way, and changed how a generation of musicians after them did it, too.
Movie: Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued ( 2014 )
A documentary that goes behind the scenes with some of today's most talented songwriters as they make new music based on long-lost, newly discovered lyrics from Bob Dylan's legendary Basement Tapes sessions. T-Bone Burnett brings Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James, and Marcus Mumford together in a dramatic two-week studio session at Capitol Studios. Features an exclusive interview with Bob Dylan. Directed by Sam Jones
Movie: Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii ( 1972 )
Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, Set the controls for the heart of the sun, Mademoiselle nobbs (Seamus, but with Rick's dog on vocals). "Careful" and "Set the controls" are shot at night with minimal lighting, setting a beautiful mood. And the live Saucerful just has to be seen, with Waters jumping around in the sunlight banging the huge gong. The 80-minute version features studio footage from the recordings of Dark side of the Moon, with alternate versions of Us and them, On the run and Brain Damage, as well as interviews with the band.
Movie: Genesis: The Mama Tour ( 1984 )
Filmed on location at The National Exhibition Centre Birmingham England February 1984 (from end credits)
Movie: Billy Joel - A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia ( 1987 )
"In July-August 1987, after 100 shows around the world on The Bridge Tour, Billy Joel accepted the Kremlin's invitation to the U.S.S.R. for six fully-staged rock shows in Moscow and Leningrad, fulfilling a long-time desire to perform in Russia. During their stay, Billy and his family, along with musicians, staff, and a huge press entourage spent their days interacting with the Russian people, forging true bonds of friendship wherever they went. For the first time, A Matter Of Trust - The Bridge To Russia: The Concert presents an expanded version of what fans saw and heard over a quarter-century ago. The newly remastered concert film, originally directed by Wayne Isham, adds seven previously unreleased songs to the original 1987 VHS release Live From Leningrad, including a bonus performance of "Pressure." The performances have been completely remasterd from the original 35 millimeter negatives for the best audiovisual quality. Billy has always believed that going to Russia was the most important thing he'd ever done as a performer. The freedom and excitement of his presence permanently affected the country and played a role in the ultimate dissolution of the U.S.S.R. in 1991. "
Movie: Beatles Stories ( 2013 )
A big fan of The Beatles growing up in the 60s, Seth Swirsky noticed that whenever he heard someone relating a story about themselves and The Beatles, he was "all ears". So, starting in 2005, he sought out and filmed those with never before heard, "Beatles Stories".
Movie: Let It Be ( 1970 )
The filmed account of The Beatles' attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.
Movie: Magical Mystery Tour ( 1967 )
Magical Mystery Tour is a TV movie starring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The Beatles charter a special bus for a surreal mystery tour.
Movie: Tear the Roof Off-The Untold Story of Parliament Funkadelic ( 2016 )
The untold true story: The rise and fall of the greatest funk band ever, Parliament Funkadelic.
Movie: AC/DC: Live at Donington ( 1992 )
Filmed coverage of legendary Australian band AC/DC's third headlining show at the "Monsters of Rock" festival in Castle Donington, UK.
Movie: Revival: The Sam Bush Story ( 2015 )
Heralded as one of the most influential musicians in the modern era, Sam Bush pioneered a new genre of music, inspired some of today's most successful commercial acts, yet he remains the music world's best-kept secret.
Movie: Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend ( 2011 )
Based on footage shot in the early seventies and lost for more than thirty years, NAACP IMAGE AWARD winner Esther Anderson takes us on a journey to Jamaica and into 56 HOPE ROAD, Kingston, to see and hear the young BOB MARLEY before he was famous. The film shows us the WAILERS' first rehearsal, when the idea of a Jamaican supergroup like the BEATLES or the STONES was still just a dream. We sit in on the launch of their international career with "GET UP STAND UP", "I SHOT THE SHERIFF", and the "BURNIN'" and "CATCH A FIRE" albums that brought to the world REGGAE music and RASTA consciousness together as one, starting a revolution that would change rock music and contemporary culture.
Movie: Listening to You: The Who at the Isle of Wight 1970 ( 1998 )
This is the film of The Who's appearance at the third (and final) Isle of Wight festival in 1970. This is regarded as the band's finest performance.
Movie: Tommy ( 1975 )
A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the figurehead of a cult.
Movie: The Who: At Kilburn 1977 ( 2009 )
They are one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time. For over four decades, they have changed modern music as we know it. But some of their most famous performances have never been released... until now. On December 15, 1977, The Who performed before a select invited audience at the Gaumont State Theatre in Kilburn, North London, to record a concert for Jeff Stein's film, The Kids Are Alright, which turned out to be one of the last live performances by drummer Keith Moon. Shot in 35mm, this holy grail for fans has been digitally restored and remastered in high-definitiion for the ultimate The Who experience.
Movie: Quadrophenia: Live in London ( 2014 )
Concert film of The Who's July 8, 2013 show at Wembley Arena in London where they performed their classic album "Quadrophenia" in its entirety.
Movie: 200 Motels ( 1971 )
"Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with performances by the Mothers and the Royal Symphony Orchestra, is a tale of life on the road. The band members' main concerns are the search for groupies and the desire to get paid.
Movie: The Kids Are Alright ( 1979 )
From the early black and white days to their colourful hedonistic era, you will Rock! See them at their most creative, and destructive, and experience The Who: Here!
Movie: Monterey Pop ( 1969 )
A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.
Movie: The Stone Roses: Made of Stone ( 2013 )
Shane Meadows documents the reunion of iconic British band, The Stone Roses.
Movie: Queen: Days of Our Lives ( 2011 )
The life and times of the rock band Queen - told in two parts covering in part one the 1970's and in part two the 1980's and beyond.
Movie: Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World ( 2016 )
Combining footage from interviews with the late great David Bowie and contributions from those who knew him personally, this documentary celebrates the illustrious life of one of the greatest artists to ever grace the stage.
Movie: Miracles Out of Nowhere ( 2015 )
Miracles Out of Nowhere tells the improbable story of the band KANSAS and the miraculous ride from their gutted school bus, to signing with music mogul Don Kirshner, to touring with QUEEN, fights with Steven Tyler, and recording some of the biggest albums and songs of their era that eventually led them to global super-stardom.
Movie: Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO ( 2012 )
As the creative force behind Electric Light Orchestra and a singularly accomplished singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer, Jeff Lynne is one of rock's most iconic--yet mysterious--figures.
Movie: Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage ( 2010 )
An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style.
Movie: The Redemption of the Devil ( 2015 )
Jesse Hughes, AKA Boots Electric, AKA The Fabulous Weapon, AKA "The Devil" - guitarist, beloved frontman of the band Eagles of Death Metal, man of God, and (possibly) aspiring conservative politician. VICE presents The Redemption of the Devil, which follows Jesse as he gets ordained as a Catholic minister, begins an intense relationship with an ex porn star, explores the political arena, and fights for custody of his only child, all while preparing for the fervently awaited release of his first album since 2008 with childhood best friend Josh Homme, frontman of Queens of the Stone Age.
Movie: The Who Live in Hyde Park ( 2015 )
50 year anniversary of The Who. The Who are playing a concert in Hyde Park London, England of there favorite songs .
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