20 Feet From Stardom

As little girls my twin sister and I would often sing background to our younger sister's airy soprano, which later morphed into 3 part harmonies for church. Not believing we had the voices to be out there, but definitely close, my twin and I developed an affinity for background singers. So when I saw the commercial for 20 Feet From Stardom my heart jumped.

A 2014 Oscar nominee in the Best Documentary category, the film tells the stories of Merry Clayton, Darlene Love, Claudia Lennair, Lisa Fischer, and Judith Hill and their determination and drive for the spotlight. See cameos from Mic Jagger and Stevie Wonder. Take a look here:

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.

Sources: 20 Feet From Stardom | YouTube


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