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Excellent documentary on New York City’s mid-1970s’ music scene


The stage at CBGB. Photo: Chris Stein.
 
Fuck yeah, this is good! Lots of very cool 1970s era film footage and music in this well-researched BBC documentary on the birth of punk, disco and hip hop in New York City. Directed by Ben Whalley.

With David Johansen, Patti Smith, John Cale, Richard Hell, Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Herc, Nile Rodgers, Chuck D, Tommy Ramone, Chris Stein, Fab 5. Freddy, Lenny Kaye, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Syl Sylvain, Nicky Siano, David Mancuso, DJ AJ, David Depino, Jayne County, Lee Childers, Nelson George, Victor Bokris and Vince Aletti.

Once Upon a Time in New York: The Birth of Hip Hop, Disco and Punk.
 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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05.31.2011
01:16 am
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