We don’t usually get too excited about documentaries unless they feature Al Gore and PowerPoint, but this one sounds like it will definitely be worth tracking down: “20 Feet From Stardom,” opening in June,” tells the story of music’s most undervalued but important commodity: the backup singer.
And it happens to feature Bruce Springsteen, who is interviewed throughout, and opens the film by talking about how hard it is for even the most talented backup singers to transition to a solo or lead singer role.
Check out the trailer:
This of course begs the question: Would Patti qualify as a backup singer? Do backup singers get to hold guitars? I guess we’ll have to see the movie to find out.
Meanwhile, don’t miss these other important Springsteen links:
Finally, I can only imagine how many takes it took to get this (via poetdownhere):