WHAT I WATCHED ON NETFLIX: CONOR – 20 FEET FROM STARDOM

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20 Feet From Stardom came out in 2013, and even won the Oscar for Best Documentary earlier this year, and thanks to Netflix I can’t stop watching it. Seriously, I’ve watched it three times in as many Sunday nights. The film centers on the legendary back-up singers, widely respected within the music industry, who until now have anonymously shaped the sonic history of rock and roll. You’ll never listen to “Young Americans” by Bowie or “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones the same way after seeing 20FFS. Cameos include Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mick Jagger and Sheryl Crow (a former back-up singer for Michael Jackson), but the real stars are Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Tata Vega, and my personal favorite Lisa Fischer, who has been the lead female vocalist on every Stones tour since 1989.

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