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Melody Makers: Should’ve Been There!

Should’ve Been There!

The Ultimate Chronicle of the Golden Age of Rock and Roll

This stunning, award winning film takes you behind the scenes to explode the myths, honor the legends, and reveal the incredible stories of the rock giants who ruled pop culture in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Never-before-seen photos of Pete Townshend, Frank Zappa, Ray Davies, Marc Bolan and many, many others show first hand how the artists, the record companies and journalists came to move a generation. This tell-all reveals anecdotes and unpublished photos from the world’s most influential music publication, Melody Maker magazine with its intimate access to legendary rock bands including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Animals and on and on.

At the heart of this film is Melody Maker’s head photographer, Barrie Wentzell who take us along on an intimate journey with his colleagues into the world of rock icons. These journalists, with cameras in hand, had free rein and were creatively involved with the artists, something unheard of today. The film captures this unique period telling the story behind the magazine’s rise and fall, and illuminating a style of music journalism that no longer exists. The magazine was a “must read” during its time, now the movie is a “must see” for musicians, music fans and photo buffs alike!


Documentary / History / Music


78 MIN








Leslie Ann Coles





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