20 Feet From Stardom

Production year: 2013

Music/Documentary    Running time: 1:30

IMDB rating:   7.4     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: English;  Subtitles: English, Spanish;  Audio: DD 5.1

While the lead singers in rock, pop, and R&B are the ones who get the glory, knowledgeable music fans will tell you the backing vocalists often add the touches that make a performance truly memorable, and though many backup singers have the respect of their peers in the music business, they're all but unknown to the average listener. Twenty Feet From Stardom pays homage to some of these unsung heroes, including Darlene Love (the un-credited lead voice on some of Phil Spector's most memorable productions of the 1960s), Merry Clayton (who contributed a striking vocal cameo on the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter", Lisa Fischer (who has appeared on albums by Sting, Tina Turner, and Aretha Franklin, as well as touring with the Rolling Stones), and the Waters Family (they sang with Michael Jackson on the album Thriller and lent their voices to the films The Lion King and Avatar).


Deleted/extended scenes

Special features

Short Film: The Buddy System
Q&A With Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Director Morgan Neville
20 Feet From Stardom