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What to Watch: Music Documentaries Part 2

Published: April 3, 2020

The Ruth Eckerd Hall Family of artists and musicians is a large one! With such a rich history and endless stories, is it any wonder that our list had to be presented in two parts?

Our list continues with documentaries from as early as 1979, starting with Roger Daltrey of The Who and continuing through 2019 with David Crosby. Grab the popcorn, queue up a movie and settle in for a night of great storytelling accompanied by great music.

The Kids Are Alright (1979) Available on Amazon and Free with Prime
Also features Ringo Starr, Tom Smothers, Steve Martin

Jackson Browne: Going Home (1994) Available on Amazon and Free with Prime
Also features, David Crosby, Don Henley, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt

Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell (1999) Available on Amazon and Free with Prime
Also features Todd Rundgren

The Hollies: Look Through My Window (2011) Available on Amazon and Free with Prime
Features Graham Nash

David Bromberg: Unsung Stories (2012) Available on Amazon and Free with Prime

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Fifty by Four (2014) Available on Amazon and Free with Prime

Pindrop from Brandie Carlile (2015) Available Free on YouTube

Staff Pick from Laura L. - “This documentary is awesome!”


Staff Picks

Yanni Live at the Acropolis (1994) Available to Rent on Youtube and Google Play

Staff Pick from Tyson S.

The Wrecking Crew (2008) Available Free on Youtube
Features Brian Wilson, Herb Alpert, Glen Campbell, Micky Dolenz, Jimmy Webb, Leon Russell, Al Jardine, Roger McGuinn, Peter Tork

Staff Pick from Richard W. - “Story of a legendary studio music group that helped the biggest artist in the world become what they are. Bands they helped that have been to the Hall are the Beach Boys/Brian Wilson, Glenn Campbell, Leon Russell, Frank Zappa and many more. Shines a light on musicians who deserve their due.”

It Might Get Loud (2008) Available on Amazon

Staff Pick from Renee S.

Sound City (2013) Available Free on Youtube
Features Lindsey Buckingham, Rivers Cuomo, John Fogerty, Neil Giraldo, Rick Springfield, Corey Taylor, Neil Young

Staff Pick from Richard W. - “A legendary studio that many bands recorded groundbreaking albums at including Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, and many more. Movie documents the history from 1969 to 2011 and Dave Grohl’s purchase of the studio’s custom analog which he moved to his personal studio and reunited musicians who recorded there for a jam session.”

Hired Gun (2016) Available on Amazon and Free with Prime
Features Alice Cooper, Liberty DeVitto, David Foster, Dave Koz, Steve Vai

Staff Pick from Adam B. - “Has lots of acts from Ruth Eckerd Hall. Alice Cooper, Lords of 52nd St., John Mellencamp’s drummer and more.”

History of the Eagles (2019) Available on Amazon
Also features Kenny Rogers, Jackson Browne, Henry Diltz

Staff Pick from Matt C. - "One of my favorites because the documentary covers stories from the road, internal band rivalries, and their enormous egos."

David Crosby - Remember My Name (2019) Available Amazon and for Free on Starz
Also features Jackson Browne, Henry Diltz, Roger McGuinn

Staff Pick from Sharon R.K.

 Our watch list continues next week with stories from Broadway plus comedy heavyweights Robin Williams, Joan Rivers and Don Rickles!