20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

PG-13   |    |  Documentary, Biography, Music


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Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.


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  • Merry Clayton in 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
  • Darlene Love in 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
  • Merry Clayton and Darlene Love at an event for 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
  • Lisa Fischer in 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
  • Morgan Neville and Lisa Fischer in 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
  • Merry Clayton, Táta Vega, John Cooper, Caitrin Rogers, and Judith Hill at an event for 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

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28 February 2016 | SnoopyStyle
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| fascinating behind the scene
They're the secret weapons behind most of the iconic music of their era but the public rarely knows their names. They take over the world of white backup singers and plain vanilla performances. They come from the gospel world. Darlene Love works under producer Phil Spector who uses her voice and released it as other people. These women are part of some of the most iconic songs ever.

This is a lot of information and a lot of different people. There are plenty of big names and recognizable faces. It's a lot of stories and songs. The first half is more like a highlight reel of fascinating behind-the-scene snippets. There's nothing wrong with that but it does get a little repetitive. The overall flow does allow the flow of time to deliver an overall story of backup singing in general. The second half recounts some of the girls trying to make it on their own and that part is interesting.

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