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Musics’ Background Singers are Finally getting a Voice in this Docu Film

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Take a Look at their Story in ‘Twenty Feet From Stardom’

20feetThis film, TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM is about Music’s unsung Heroes of Rock & Roll, Pop, Jazz, Classical music. You name it! Some of  these Guys and Gals have, many times, made a difference in how some of your biggest Artist in the Music business, polished off their hits. You might or might have not ever noticed what they looked liked but many, many times you noticed their special & unique, VOICES. People like Merry Clayton (backed Artist like The Rolling Stone’s on ‘Gimmie Shelter’, Ray Charles & Elvis), Darlene Love (who I always adored her voice from backed in the day), Tata Vega (that incredible voice you heard singing Gospel in ‘The Color Purple), Lisa Fischer (backed up Luther Van Dross for awhile), Judith Hill & many others you would know by the rich sounds that came out of their mouths. These Talents, are now just getting their chance to let everyone know that some of your favorite Singers & Performers ain’t doing it ALL alone! Please seek out this Documentary so you too can get some really fascinating updates on some our Contemporary talents whose voices that have always, given us much JOY.

Please, Check out their stories in this fascinating film, TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM STARS. You can also VOTE for this film as well…CLICK Here! You’re gonna love it.

Darlene Love and Merry ClaytonThe two Beautiful DARLENE LOVE and Gracious MERRY CLAYTON

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The “Lost Archive” of Norman Seeff.

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norman nOver the past 45 years, photographer and filmmaker Norman Seeff has captured some of the world’s most recognizable faces—Ray Charles, Patti Smith, Carly Simon, Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Dennis Hopper, Andy Warhol, and more—in their most unguarded moments. Though his images have graced some of the most iconic covers of albums and magazines, the authentic connections and conversations sparked by the photo sessions are as artful and important to Seeff as the images themselves. The end result? A vast collection of images from more than 500 photo sessions, some of which he recently rediscovered for “Photographs by Norman Seeff: The Lost Archive”—a selection of 50 photographs that will be auctioned online by Christie’s from September 27 to October 9. Below, Seeff recalls the priceless moments from his most memorable sessions. Plus: Carly Simon on what loosened her up while working with the lensman.