Share this news previously ran a bit about Melody Makers: Should’ve Been There.

At the heart of the film’s story is Barrie Wentzell, who was Chief Contributing Photographer of Melody Maker magazine and his iconic photographic archive featuring names such as Elton; Led Zepplin; Eric Clapton; the Who; the Beatles; Jimi Hendrix; and Pink Floyd.

Select musicians, and Melody Maker journalists, Chris Welch, Chris Charlesworth, Richard Guardian, Alan Lewis, Mick Watts and Allan Jones infuse the flick with stories about a unique period when Melody Maker magazine, founded in 1926 as a jazz musician’s trade paper boldly became the first publication to cover popular music seriously in the early sixties, setting the stage for publications like Rolling Stone.

Melody Maker captured the attention of the entertainers, fans, and the journalists who shared a common passion: the music. Bands were formed from the back page classified section, a pop culture phenomenon. This landmark documentary takes a fresh look at the changing landscape of music journalism that lead to the end of Melody Maker magazine, and a style of music journalism that no longer exists today.

The 95-minute movie will be broadcast on Canada’s CBC, on Aug. 10th. It will also be released in Canada in the coming months following a limited theatrical of the full feature.
And if you are travelling via air, Melody Makers was just acquired by Encore, an airline entertainment supplier. So folks can look for it when they are sky bound, come the first of November.