Music Doc's

A list of Music Documentaries I've seen
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1.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
 
2.
Dont Look Back (1967 Documentary)
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Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan. (96 mins.)
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
 
3.
I'm Not There. (2007)
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Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work. (135 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
4.
The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival (2007 Documentary)
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An unvarnished chronicle of Bob Dylan's metamorphosis from folk to rock musician via appearances at the Newport Folk Festival between 1963 and 1965. (83 mins.)
Director: Murray Lerner
 
5.
Bob Dylan Never Ending Tour Diaries: Drummer Winston Watson's Incredible Journey (2009 Documentary)
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Drummer Winston Watson performed 400 shows with Bob Dylan over five years, traveling the world 10 times over... (100 mins.)
Director: Joel Gilbert
 
6.
Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon (2011 Documentary)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the rise of the American rock band, Kings of Leon. (87 mins.)
 
7.
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (2011 Documentary)
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Rising from the ashes of Nirvana, the Foo Fighters became a Grammy-winning sensation on their own. Sixteen... (150 mins.)
Director: James Moll
 
8.
Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008)
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A music-infused drama about Joe Meek, the flamboyantly gay, tone deaf, songwriter-producer behind the '60s hits "Have I the Right," "Just Like Eddie," "Johnny, Remember Me" and "Telstar." (119 mins.)
Director: Nick Moran
 
9.
Under African Skies (2012 Documentary)
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Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the journey of his Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime. (108 mins.)
Director: Joe Berlinger
 
10.
Afghan Star (2009 Documentary)
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A look at how contestants on the a musical contest program "Pop Idol" in Afghanistan risk their lives to appear on the show. (87 mins.)
Director: Havana Marking
 
11.
Meeting People Is Easy (1998 Documentary)
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An entertaining "rockumentary" about Radiohead that shows some of the tedium of being a rock star, as well as some of the fun stuff. (99 mins.)
Director: Grant Gee
 
12.
Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008 Documentary)
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Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams. (80 mins.)
Director: Sacha Gervasi
 
13.
Monterey Pop (1968 Documentary)
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A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival. (78 mins.)
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
 
14.
Woodstock (1970 Documentary)
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival. (184 mins.)
 
15.
Soul Power (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary on the legendary soul music concert staged in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974. (92 mins.)
 
16.
Sigur Rós: Heima (2007 Documentary)
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In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland... (97 mins.)
Director: Dean DeBlois
 
17.
Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists. (108 mins.)
Director: Paul Justman
 
18.
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009 Documentary)
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A chronological account of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden's 2008 world tour through India, Australia, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico and South America in a jet piloted by the band's front man, Bruce Dickinson. Features interviews with the musicians, their road crew and fans. (112 mins.)
 
19.
Kurt & Courtney (1998 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain and his relationship with Courtney Love. (95 mins.)
Director: Nick Broomfield
 
20.
Joy Division (2007 Documentary)
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A chronological account of the influential late 1970s English rock band. (93 mins.)
Director: Grant Gee
 
21.
Buena Vista Social Club (1999 Documentary)
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Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers. (105 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
22.
Gimme Shelter (1970 Documentary)
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A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont. (91 mins.)
 
23.
The Last Waltz (1978 Documentary)
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A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band. (117 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
24.
Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (1973 Documentary)
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A concert film taken from two Rolling Stones concerts during their 1972 North American tour. (90 mins.)
Director: Rollin Binzer
 
25.
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1996 Documentary)
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Originally filmed in December 1968, "The Rock and Roll Circus" was originally intended to be released as a television special... (65 mins.)
 
26.
Shine a Light (2008 Documentary)
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A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour. (122 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
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28.
The Rolling Stones: LIVE! (2012 Short Film)
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A compilation of classic and rare performances by the Rolling Stones from their earliest days to the present. Produced for exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. (14 mins.)
Director: Bob Sarles
 
29.
Lemmy (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister. (116 mins.)
 
30.
Big Easy Express (2012 Documentary)
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Folk rock and bluegrass musicians Mumford & Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes travel together by train from San Francisco to New Orleans in the spring of 2011. (98 mins.)
Director: Emmett Malloy
 
31.
Falsifyin' (2007 Documentary)
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Gregory Sabatino explores Boogie Woogie music as a bridge between the Blues and Rock n' Roll. (32 mins.)
 
32.
Motown on Showtime: Temptations and Four Tops (1986 Documentary)
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First part of a six part music series dedicated to the music and performers of Motown. Filmed on location at various Detroit venues, including the original Hitsville Studio, The Roostertail and Fox Theater. (55 mins.)
Director: Terry Donohue