It will be an action in futility if we are to find out people who do not love music. Music is a unique form of art. It is quite different from other forms of art, and yet it delivers to the fullest. If by music we understand songs, then songs are pieces of music which do not last long, but the impact they leave in the hearts of the listener is nothing short of what the best of movies or poetry or paintings have achieved.
The emotions we feel after listening to six-and-a-half minutes of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ or the slide guitars which Duane Allman played on his songs are ethereal. The music we love essentially becomes a part of our lives. A person who has listened to NWA or Tupac cannot stop thinking about the words he/she has heard. And they keep going back to such pieces of music. We also follow the lives of musical icons whom we dearly admire. Keeping all this in mind, we’ve compiled some of the finest music documentaries about popular musicians and their works. Here’s the list of really good music documentaries on Netflix that are available to stream right now.
11. Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark (2014)
Nat King Cole is a historical figure in American entertainment. He was a multi-talented person, best known for his skills on the piano. Cole was one of the most popular and revered jazz players of his time and this documentary captures the great artist in his essence. Besides being a musician, Cole was also the first ever African-American who hosted his own television show in the United States. This documentary has gathered information from Cole’s journals, his wife, and many other people who knew him. If you’re a fan of jazz, do take a look at this documentary on one of the biggest names of the genre.
10. Biggie and Tupac (2002)
Anyone who knows anything about hip-hop surely knows the name of The Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls) and Tupac Shakur. They took the genre of gangsta rap and propelled it into an international phenomenon. These two musical geniuses started their rivalry after Tupac was shot and Biggie released his album ‘Ready To Die’ with the song “Who Shot Ya?”. Tupac took this song as a diss and thus started the most famous yet horrifying rivalry in music history. Both these artists were killed in drive-by shootouts when Tupac was 25 and Biggie was 24. Both these cases have remained unsolved till date. The documentary gives us a look into the incidents and the investigations that happened after it.