“Beware of Mr. Baker” (2012)
Ginger Baker is well-known for his smashing work in Cream and Blind Faith, but the world’s greatest (and most volatile) drummer didn’t really hit his stride until 1972, when he journeyed to Nigeria and discovered the sounds of Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat. Following various periods of drug-induced self-destruction and countless groundbreaking musical works, the 73-year-old flame-haired musical madman eventually settled in South Africa — where he currently resides with his much-younger bride and 39 polo ponies. View on SnagFilms.
“History of the Eagles” (2013)
Stories from band members, including Don Henley and Glenn Frey, and music industry insiders paint a vivid picture of the Eagles, one of America’s most successful bands. View on Netflix.
“Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin'” (2013)
Previously unseen performance footage, as well as photographs, drawings and letters, provide new insight into the life of music legend Jimi Hendrix. This rock doc also offers archive footage of Hendrix and interviews with legends like Paul McCartney and Steve Winwood. View on Netflix.
“The Last Waltz” (1978)
Director Martin Scorsese captures the legendary final concert by The Band, staged at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving Day 1976. View on Netflix.
“Steve Nicks: In Your Dreams” (2013)
Rock legend Stevie Nicks returns to the limelight in this documentary that captures the singer recording her first solo album in 10 years. View on Netflix.
“Wesley Willis: Daddy of Rock ‘n’ Roll” (2003)
“Wesley Willis: Daddy of Rock ‘n’ Roll” is a documentary film directed by Daniel Bitton about rock musician and artist Wesley Willis, who died in 2003 at age 40. Willis, challenged by a weight disorder as well as paranoid schizophrenia, is followed in his daily tasks, trials and tribulations in autumn 2000, showing him writing his unique yet virtually identical songs, playing a show and attending to daily chores. View on SnagFilms.
“The White Stripes: Candy Coloured Blues” (2003)
This in-depth documentary goes behind the music to get the inside track on this unique band, and uncovers a truly remarkable story. Hailed as the saviors of rock ‘n roll, the White Stripes (who formally called it quits in 2011) blasted out of Detroit and turned the music world on its head. But were Jack and Meg White merely a brother and sister (or husband and wife) doing what they loved, or is there more to them and their cutting edge sound than meets the eye? View on SnagFilms.
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