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Melody Makers: Should’ve Been There has just come out on DVD.

It reveals anecdotes and unpublished photos from one of the world’s most influential music publications, Melody Maker, with its intimate access to bands like the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen, the Who, and the Animals. It features never-before-seen photographs of rockers such as Elton, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Davies, Frank Zappa and Patti Smith.
At the heart of this film is Melody Maker‘s head photographer, Barrie Wentzell, who takes viewers on an intimate journey with his colleagues into the world of rock icons. These journalists, with cameras in hand, had free rein and were creatively involved with the artists, something unheard of today. The film captures this unique period telling the story behind the magazine’s rise and fall, showing firsthand how the artists, the record companies and journalists came to move a generation.
A couple of related items can be found at this Web site’s Cheryl’s Specials, published on October 25, 2019 as well as on September 17, 2017.