The Advocate Guide to Great Rock Movies
The upcoming Led Zeppelin concert documentary has once again gotten us thinking about rock docs. Here are 25 rock movies (in chronological order by the year they were released) with some brief commentary. Got favorites of your own? Tell us about it in the comments section. -- Michael Hamad
The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)
Young upstart British Rockers the Rolling Stones and Gerry and the Pacemakers mingled with surf rock (the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean) and first generation rock and soulers (Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes). But James Brown dominates this black-and-white concert film, shot over two shows in Santa Monica, California in October of 1964 and subsequently edited and released into theaters at the end of that year. Keith Richards subsequently claimed following Brown was the biggest mistake of their long career as the Stones, but it's pretty obvious that Mick Jagger was paying attention -- and taking notes.