Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
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The film is based on a true occurrence in Sweden in 1988. A Finish couple murdered a young boy and his parents when they prevented the theft of the son's bicycle. The film tries to describe... See full summary »
Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to find a subject for their underground movie, one that will reflect the way it feels to be young and dissatisfied in postwar London. This unlikely partnership of two men from vastly different backgrounds was inspired by the burgeoning youth culture of the early 1960s. Lambert and Stamp searched for months and finally found in a band called the High Numbers a rebellious restlessness that was just what they were looking for. Abandoning their plans to make a film, they instead decided to mentor and manage this group, which evolved into the iconic band known as the Who. The result was rock 'n' roll history.Written by
Sundance Film Festival
The fact that my wife sat with me and watched this documentary is a bit of a shock. After all, she hates music like the stuff sung by The Who and couldn't relate to "Lambert & Stamp" in any discernible way. Yet, it did pique her interest and it's a film that may appeal to you...be you a Who fan or not.
The film is about two men who helped to create The Who, created their personas and fostered Pete Townsend's songwriting abilities. They managed the band for about a decade--from total obscurity to superstardom. It also is about the group's falling out and eventually firing these men they loved and once respected. See the film and see why.
Unfortunately, while the film is quite good, many of the particulars involved are dead...several through drug abuse. Fortunately, they did have some footage of Stamp before his recent death as well as the participation of Roger Daltry, Pete Townsend and a few others. All in all, it makes for an interesting and diverting film.
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