This documentary explores the rise of Teddy Pendergrass, the first male African American artist to record five consecutive platinum albums against the backdrop of 1960s America, and his comeback after a life-changing accident.
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Teddy Pendergrass ... Self (archive footage)
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Self (archive footage)
Ida Pendergrass Ida Pendergrass ... Self - Mutter
Mikido Soto Jr. Mikido Soto Jr. ... Self, Teddy Pendergrass' childhood friend and bodyguard
L.T. Brinkley L.T. Brinkley ... Self, Teddy Pendergrass' friend
Martin Luther King ... Self (archive footage)
Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson ... Self (archive footage)
George Mouzon George Mouzon ... Self, Teddy Pendergrass' cousin
Lloyd Parks Lloyd Parks ... Self, original member of The Blue Notes
Questlove ... Self - The Roots
The Blue Notes The Blue Notes ... Themselves (archive footage)
Kenny Gamble ... Self
Leon Huff Leon Huff ... Self
Joe Tarsia Joe Tarsia ... Self - Toningenieur
Dyana Williams Dyana Williams ... Self, radio host and journalist
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This documentary explores the rise of Teddy Pendergrass, the first male African American artist to record five consecutive platinum albums against the backdrop of 1960s America, and his comeback after a life-changing accident.

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Wow. R&B and Music fans will love this documentary and many others will too.
9 February 2019 | by jrneptuneSee all my reviews

My music tastes are broad but I can't say I was not big fan of Teddy Pendergrass though I enjoy many of his songs; but watching this documentary showed me how little I did know about his life, times, and struggles.

I can truly say the movie, especially the last 30 minutes of it goes well beyond music. He breaks through depression after a life-changing accident and will give everyone an example of love and spirit they will not forget.

You don't even have to be a music fan to enjoy it. Everyone should watch it.

Interviews are great. Stories are great. Music is great. Film clips are great. Can't think of anything not to like. I almost feel cheated that it wasn't longer. I can see someone doing a series on his life for sure.


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UK

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English

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22 February 2019 (UK) See more »

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Teddy Pendergrass See more »

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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