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Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008)
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Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set against a backdrop of early 60's London, Telstar is the story of the world's first independent record producer, Joe Meek. A maverick genius who enjoyed phenomenal success with Telstar - the biggest selling record of it's time - before bad luck, depression, heartbreak and paranoia led to his downfall.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: recording studio, gay, prodigy, musician's life, suicide, paranoia, rise and fall, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rock and roll, music, musician, singer, rock music, legal, pop music, gay sex, homosexual, seance, landlady, pop singer, experimental music, creator, gays and lesbians, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london

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Worried About the Boy (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Ireland, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
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Good Vibrations (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of music legend Terri Hooley, a key figure in Belfast's punk rock scene. Hooley founded the Good Vibrations store from which a record label sprung, representing bands such as The Undertones, Rudi and The Outcasts.
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
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