Discovering Music

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Discovering David Bowie
Documentary exploring the life and career of musician and actor David Bowie, who returned to the top of the charts in 2013 with The Next Day, his first album in…
Discovering Johnny Cash
A documentary that sweeps you along with the flow of musical genius that is Johnny Cash. From his family's poverty in the Great Depression to touring with Elvis and becoming…
Discovering Elton John
The stratospheric career of Elton John. The 'Rocket Man' that made the piano player a rock star, this documentary follows a journey from budding songwriter, to his 70s peak as…
Discovering John Lennon
Discovering Lennon shines a light on the bold and beautiful ideas of John Lennon, the artist. The avant-garde rock and roller is placed into today's context by his contemporaries and…
Discovering Queen
Regarded as the ultimate stadium rock band, Queen dominated the charts across the world in the 70s and 80s. This documentary looks to the influences cast on the early days…
Discovering Abba
Abba are one of Sweden's biggest exports and the world's biggest pop act. With sales estimated at 400 million, as a group they are second only the Beatles. However, the…

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Discovering Elton John
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Gogol Bordello Non-Stop
A vibrant chronicle of one of today's most notorious and revered live bands, this film follows Eugene Hutz's gypsy-punk brigade around the world as they spread their liberating libertine musical gospel. Hutz fuses his gypsy heritage with a love of punk rock and burlesque.
Country: Portraits of An American Sound - A Photographic History of Country Music
Embark on a visual odyssey through the history of country music as told by legendary artists and captured by elite photographers over 90 years. From the Carter Family to Taylor Swift, the film chronicles country's rise from regional sound to international phenomenon as seen in the evolving image of the…
Color Me Obsessed - A Film About The Replacements
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This Ain't No Mouse Music
Roots music icon Chris Strachwitz is a detective of sounds, an archaeologist of deep American music, the antithesis of the corporate mouse music that dominates the American ear. Born a German count, Strachwitz fled his homeland after WWII at 16. In the United States he discovered, and shared, a musical…
My Father and the Man in Black - The Complex Relationship Between Johnny Cash and His Manager
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Discovering Queen
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Regarded as the ultimate stadium rock band, Queen dominated the charts across the world in the 70s and 80s. This documentary looks to the influences cast on the early days of the band and their formidable front man Freddie Mercury, how they continually pushed the musical envelope with each album…
Sound City - One of the Greatest Unsung Recording Studios
Deep in the San Fernando Valley, behind the train tracks and amidst dilapidated warehouses, was rock n' roll's best kept secret. Sound City, America's greatest unsung recording studio, housed a legendary, one-of-a-kind recording console, and became the birth place to the seminal albums that defined 20th century music. Fleetwood Mac,…