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FEB 08, 2013 - The Independent

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New film puts the spotlight on backing singers

After years in the shadows, passed over for stardom, seemingly invisible and labelled “the girls in the black dresses”, finally backing singers get to take a bow. The first movie to be snapped up at Sundance Film Festival (by Harvey Weinstein) was Twenty Feet from Stardom, a documentary by the former music executive and Crossfire Hurricane producer, Morgan Neville. It charts the lives of five backing singers, supports to names like Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Sting – and why, despite their obvious talent, they never quite “made it”.

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