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The Stories of Beloved Musicians

Grab a bowl of popcorn and dive into the fascinating stories behind beloved musicians such as Ray Charles, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Freddy Mercury, and Elton John.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Funky Monks

A documentary about rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers and the recording of their highly successful 1991 Warner Bros. debut album “Blood Sugar Sex Magik,” which was produced by Rick Rubin.

What's Love Got to Do with It

The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from her abusive husband, Ike Turner.

Selena

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez, who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

Ray

Ray Charles Robinson went blind at the age of seven, shortly after witnessing his younger brother drown. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the chitlin circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation before exploding onto the worldwide stage when he pioneered the incorporation of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, Gospel music, Country music, jazz and orchestral influences into his inimitable style.

Walk the Line

Country music singer phenom, Johnny Cash, recounts the successes and failures in his life as he meets and falls in love with fellow country singer June Carter and struggles mightily with his sobriety.

I'm Not There.

''I'm Not There'' uses a nonlinear narrative, shifting between six characters in separate storylines "inspired by the music and many lives of Bob Dylan". Each character represents a different facet of Dylan's public persona: poet (Arthur Rimbaud), prophet (Jack Rollins/Father John), outlaw (Billy McCarty), fake (Woody Guthrie), "rock and roll martyr" (Jude Quinn), and "star of electricity" (Robbie Clark).

Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story

The film begins with Tionne Watkins (Drew Sidora) narrating, telling about the girls' lives as children and summarizing their story. The film then jumps to the year 1990 in Atlanta, Georgia (U.S. state). Tionne, after being rejected from an all-male street dance crew despite impressing the crowd at a rollerskating center, is approached by her friend, Marie, who informs her about a girl group being formed by Ian Burke and persuades her to audition for LaFace Records. Tionne, although reluctant, brings Crystal Jones (Brooke Montalvo), the founder of the group, to meet her rapper friend Lisa Lopes (Lil Mama) and see her perform and Crystal says that she will be perfect for the group. After singing "Meeting in the Ladies Room (song)", they receive a mixed reception, mostly in part due to Crystal's ill-fated off key performance. However, both Tionne and Lisa garner interest from both Perri "Pebbles" Reid (Rochelle Aytes) and her husband, co-founder of LaFace L.A. Reid (Carl Anthony Payne II). After receiving the good news from both Pebbles and L.A. Reid, Lisa decides that she should call her family in Philadelphia and tell them the great news, especially her father, who told her that she would never make it as a rapper. She calls her family only to learn that her father has been shot and killed, which causes her to begin drinking heavily in her grief.

Get on Up

The life of legendary performer James Brown, also known as the Godfather of Soul, is chronicled from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most iconic and influential figures of the 20th century.

Amy

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Straight Outta Compton

In the mid-80s in Compton, California, young aspiring rappers Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren turn their frustration and anger regarding the conditions they live in into song.

England Is Mine

Young, introverted Steven Patrick Morrissey is a sullen, dissatisfied, and shy teen growing up in Manchester in the 1970s. Withdrawn and a loner, he goes out to listen to music at night and then submits letters and reviews to music newspapers. His father wants him to get a job, his mother wants him to follow his passion for writing, and Steven doesn't quite know what he wants to do. His friend, artist Linder Sterling, inspires him to continue to write lyrics and urges him to start to perform, but she eventually moves to London. Forced to earn a living and fit in with society, Steven's frustrations and setbacks continue to mount. Although he eventually writes some songs with guitarist Billy Duffy until Duffy breaks it off, and he tries his hand at singing and enjoys it, nothing substantially changes in his life, and Steven seems at the end of his rope. At the end of the film, guitarist Johnny Marr (with whom he would go on to form The Smiths) shows up on his doorstep in 1982.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The story of the band Queen, from their union with electrifying singer Freddie Mercury to their meteoric rise to fame that culminated in an epic Live Aid performance, and finally to Freddie’s brave fight against AIDS.

Rocketman

The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

Respect

The life of superstar entertainer Aretha Franklin is chronicled from her meteoric rise to fame in the 1960s and 1970s, to her abusive marriage, to her years as an icon.

The Beatles: Get Back

A look back at never-before-seen footage from The Beatles’ recording sessions during their album “Let It Be,” including the band’s final live concert as a group, as well as their iconic rooftop performance on London’s Savile Row.

Elvis

A look at the life of the legendary rock and roll star, Elvis Presley.