Some greatest rock music documentaries of all time

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A  list of some of the best music docufilms with trailes and video.

Sources: Volture,  The Telegraph -Rolling Stone . You tube – IMDB

Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
  American guitarist and roots-music aficionado Ry Cooder brought some of those musicians into the studio to record an album, and then over to Europe and the United States for a few concerts — all caught on film by accomplished German director Wim Wenders.

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus’ (1966)

On December 11th, 1968, Mick Jagger — tired of conventional concert performances — assembled the Who, Eric Clapton, Jethro Tull, Mitch Mitchell, Marianne Faithfull and Yoko Ono. Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi performed with JethroTull .

The Kids Are Alright’ (1979)

Jeff Stein’s scrapbook of the Who’s career collects tidbits from the band’s TV appearances, Woodstock performance footage, interviews and other flotsam and jetsam in an attempt to pay tribute to one of rock’s greatest (and loudest) groups.

Good Ol’ Freda

The life of Freda Kelly, the Beatles secretary in eraly days. While the rest of the world got to know John, Paul, George, and Ringo as musical geniuses and style icons, Freda was the one who helped take care of their ordinary daily business, and made sure that their fan mail got answered.

Elvis: That’s the Way It Is (1970)


Directed by Denis Sanders after languishing in bad movies throughout most of the 1960s — during an era when rock music as a whole was becoming the sound of the times — Elvis Presley had a commercial and critical comeback at the end of the decade, and then immediately cashed in by becoming one

The Filth and the Fury’ (2000)

Julien Temple cut his teeth by making The Great Rock & Roll Swindle, the surrealistic and sarcastic Sex Pistols mockumentary guided by their former manager, he returned to his original subject, letting the band members tell the story of the punk revolution.

Let’s Get Lostrock

by Bruce Weber on the life of great trumpet player Chet Baker

Amy (2015)
Amy Winehouse died way too soon, leaving behind one of the best albums of the 2000s (Back to Black) and lingering questions about what might’ve been. Asia Kapadia’s documentary celebrates Winehouse

2. ‘The Last Waltz’ (1978)

The Band last show in San Francisco on Thanksgiving Day 1976, Directed by Martin Scorsese right before he dove into Raging Bull. Guest were  Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Neil Young (and, um, Neil Diamond).

George Harrison: Living in the Material World” (2011)

I’m Not There” creatively explained to civilians (i.e. non-Dylan-heads) how elusive and chameleon-esque Bob Dylan is as a person and artist, and while Dylan has done many interviews since the early 1960s, Martin Scorsese

On December 11th, 1968, Mick Jagger — tired of conventional concert performances — assembled the Who, Eric Clapton, Jethro Tull, Mitch Mitchell, Marianne Faithfull and Yoko Ono. Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi performed with JethroTull .

The Kids Are Alright’ (1979)

Jeff Stein’s scrapbook of the Who’s career collects tidbits from the band’s TV appearances, Woodstock performance footage, interviews and other flotsam and jetsam in an attempt to pay tribute to one of rock’s greatest (and loudest) groups.

Good Ol’ Freda

The life of Freda Kelly, the Beatles secretary in eraly days. While the rest of the world got to know John, Paul, George, and Ringo as musical geniuses and style icons, Freda was the one who helped take care of their ordinary daily business, and made sure that their fan mail got answered.

Elvis: That’s the Way It Is (1970)


Directed by Denis Sanders after languishing in bad movies throughout most of the 1960s — during an era when rock music as a whole was becoming the sound of the times — Elvis Presley had a commercial and critical comeback at the end of the decade, and then immediately cashed in by becoming one

The Filth and the Fury’ (2000)

Julien Temple cut his teeth by making The Great Rock & Roll Swindle, the surrealistic and sarcastic Sex Pistols mockumentary guided by their former manager, he returned to his original subject, letting the band members tell the story of the punk revolution.

Let’s Get Lost

by Bruce Weber on the life of great trumpet player Chet Baker

 

Amy (2015)
Amy Winehouse died way too soon, leaving behind one of the best albums of the 2000s (Back to Black) and lingering questions about what might’ve been. Asia Kapadia’s documentary celebrates Winehouse

2. ‘The Last Waltz’ (1978)

The Band last show in San Francisco on Thanksgiving Day 1976, Directed by Martin Scorsese right before he dove into Raging Bull. Guest were  Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Neil Young (and, um, Neil Diamond).

George Harrison: Living in the Material World” (2011)

I’m Not There” creatively explained to civilians (i.e. non-Dylan-heads) how elusive and chameleon-esque Bob Dylan is as a person and artist, and while Dylan has done many interviews since the early 1960s, Martin Scorsese

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