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Documentary Review | 20 Feet From Stardom

20 Feet From Stardom (PN 1995.96 .M86 T84 2014) gives the spotlight to the long overlooked singers that sang backup to famous artists such as Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, and Tina Turner. It uncovers the true stories of backup singers Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and more.The documentary tells us about how these people contribute more than just a soulful background sound to a lead singer.

This documentary really uncovers the true struggles of being so close to stardom but stuck in the shadow of someone else. It takes you on a roller coaster of emotions as you hear the stories of some women that have such a drive and passion for singing and yet their goals are just out of reach. It was touching to see how they didn’t give up on singing and how it was more important to them than fame which is why I give this documentary 5/5 stars.

Written by: Tiffany Chao

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