20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
Movie: 20 Feet from Stardom
- Director: Morgan Neville
- Stars: Lou Adler, Stephanie ‘Stevvi’ Alexander, Patti Austin, Chris Botti, David Bowie, Todd Boyd, Ray Charles, Carole Childs, Amy Christian, Greg Clark, Kyliyah Clayton, Merry Clayton, Susan Collins, Charlotte Crossley, Sheryl Crow
- Release Date: November 28, 2013
- Run Time: 91 min
- Genre: Documentary, History, Music
The backup singer exists in a strange place in the pop music world; they are always in the shadow of the feature artists even when they are in front of them in concert while they provide a vital foundation for the music. Through interviews with veterans and concert footage, the history of these predominately African-American singers is explored through the rock era. Furthermore, special focus is given to special stand outs who endeavored to make a living in the art burdened with a low profile and more personal career frustrations, especially those who faced the very different challenge of singing in the spotlight themselves.