The T.A.M.I. Show. Don't Look Back. Monterey Pop. Woodstock. Gimme Shelter. Let it Be.
The Last Waltz. The Kids Are Alright. Stop Making Sense. Standing in the Shadows of Motown.
The Filth and the Fury. Searching for Sugar Man. Twenty Feet From Stardom.
Over the last half century, music documentaries like these have provided us with a priceless moving-image history of rock 'n' roll. Rock Docs: A Fifty-Year Cinematic Journey is a first-of-its-kind anthology of the rockumentary genre, viewing pop music's timeline through the prism of non-fiction film. Since its earliest days, the look of rock 'n' roll has been integral to its overall appeal.
Up and down the hallways of pop history there is always something interesting to see as well as to hear. This book reviews over 150 films, starting with a ground level look at the Beatles' world-changing first visit to America and coming full circle fifty years later with Good Ol' Freda, where the Fab Four's secretary looks back through the years as both a fan and an insider. In between, readers will find many films to re-experience or discover for the first time.