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Features |  05 May 2018 14:00 |  By RnMTeam

Five documentaries on musicians to binge-watch this weekend

MUMBAI: If you are a fan of music and lives of musicians fascinate you, watching documentaries would be a good idea since meeting them seems farfetched. We all have our favourites and with some, we are mildly obsessed. Radioandmusic, lists down documentaries made on five most popular musicians of all times for your easy guide to this week's binge watch.

Marley: Bob Marley is a name that the current generation reckons with too. His life story has intrigued many generations and the content is available in abundance but scattered. His fans love him to death and its resonated by them by quoting him on social media and merchandise time and again. The documentary Marley encapsulates the stars from his early life to him attaining never seen before stardom. The documentary is 140 odd minutes of rare footage, interviews and performance to depict the glorious career of the legend.

The Day John Lennon Died: John Lennon an icon for many still lives through his music and his endeavour to propagate peace. Co-Founder of Beatles, was brutally assassinated, leaving the world in shock. The Day John Lennon Died is not a documentary on the musician’s life but takes us through Lennon’s character and his death with interviews and archive footage as the medium. It showcases the poignant memories of Lennon spending with people he knew, who were allegedly part of the conspiracy, his widow Yoko Ono, record-producer and friend Jack Douglas, the New York patrolman who rescued Lennon to hospital, and doctor on duty who tried to save him. Watch the 46 minutes dark trip to getting a sneak peek of reality.

Michael Jackson-King of Pop: 1958-2009: The past, present and future of music is incomplete without the mention of Michael Jackson; such is his influence over the world. There are several documentaries, printed documentation available for this enigma, whose life was mired with controversies as much as it was with fame and name. Micheal Jackson-King of Pop: 1958-2009, helps you see the King through the tributes paid by his people, followers, family, friends. Watch this interesting documentary of just over 60 minutes of duration.

Pandit Ravi Shankar-AIR: Moving eastwards, Indian Music is hailed across the globe. One of the pioneers of spreading Indian Music across the globe is Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar. Of the many good initiatives done by All India Radio, was to a documentary of this legend. Pandit Ravi Shankar by All India Radio is a documentary that gives the viewer a glimpse of his concerts, his performances, his thought process about music, some backstage moments and he speaking about innovations done by him.

Speaking Hand-Zakir Hussain: Whether you are an Indian Classical Music fan or not, but just a music worshipper, chances of you being acquainted with the name Ustad Zakir Hussain are high. Speaking Hand is a documentary on the Indian percussion legend is a perfect watch to know him up close and personal. The documentary takes us through his childhood, his emergence as a star, and features testimonials by legends like Pandit Ravi Shankar, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and his father Ustad Allarakha. This documentary was available on YouTube for free, however, now it is chargeable at $15 (INR 1000 approx).