20 FEET TO STARDOM – A documentary about the unsung heroes of music: background singers

A film by award-winning director Morgan Neville. The man behind “Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story” and “Johnny Cash’s America” now focuses on mostly women who sing in the back. Literally 20 feet away from Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger or Sting – all appear in the movie “20 Feet To Stardom” as well.

Judith Hill. Clausia Lennear. Darlene Love. Just a few names. They all are singing backing vocals to the great songs of music history. Such as “Gimme Shelter” by the Rolling Stones. And they are also all working to becomee known for more than singing additional vocals.

“My greatest pleasure is to stand back and let them do what they can do…”

(Sting about background singers)

Now available on various retailers, the documentary recently won an OSCAR for “best documentary feature”. Watch the trailer here…

(Video by RadiusTWC)

More about that:
The movie’s website



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