Ron Howard’s documentary on the touring years of The Beatles called Eight Days A Week comes out in September and features lots of concert footage.  This week Jonesy and Amanda present the Jonesy Award for All Time Greatest Concert Movie!

Neil Young’s 2006 Heart Of Gold filmed at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Tennessee.

 

Rattle and Hum. On Tour for the Joshua Tree in 1987, U2 kept a film diary of the trek including their visits to Graceland and Sun studios in Memphis. The band performed classic rock covers and new songs with a gospel choir and special guest blues guitarist BB King

Woodstock The Movie is still regarded as a leader of the genre. Some of the greatest live rock performances ever filmed, interspersed with interviews and fan footage (using the new split screen technique) was a fitting farewell to the 60s.

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Stop Making Sense, Talking HeadsHollywood filmmaker Jonathon Demme won a Best Director Oscar for The Silence Of The Lambs in 1991. Seven years previous he made the definitive concert movie of the 80’s. Talking Heads had expanded their line up by adding a complete funk orchestra including the late Bernie Worrell, keyboardist for the legendary George Clinton funk ensemble Parliament/Funkadelic.

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The Last Waltz, The Band.   Martin Scorcese worked as an editor on the Woodstock movie and 8 years later directed the definitive concert film of the 70s. The Last Waltz was a tribute to The Band and their farewell concert appearance featuring a dozen musical friends including Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Eric Clapton. The film would be unmercifully parodied in the 1984 documentary or if you will, Rockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap.

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Catch Jonesy and Amanda this week …with a Jonesy Award for the All time Greatest Concert Movie!