Rockumentary: Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Sorry, this event’s been and gone
|Sun 30 Dec ’12, 12:00pm–2:00pm||
Where: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- Admission: Free
Event listed by: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
This engaging documentary recounts the story of The Funk Brothers who recorded more hits than The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys. The uncredited and largely unheralded studio musicians were the hand picked house band who recorded and performed on Motown recordings from 1959 to 1972.
It was their sound, according to Mary Wilson of the Supremes, that backed The Temptations, The Supremes, The Miracles, the Four Tops, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and other noteworthy bands during their time at Motown.
2002, directed by Paul Justman. Rated PG. 116 mins.
Auditorium - free entry
Image: Albert Watson, Jagger/Leopard, 1992
Gelatin silver print, private collection