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Film Looks At Background Singers In Rock'n'Roll History

Three backup singers stand behind the mic.
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When you find yourself singing along to your favorite rock'n'roll songs, you're probably not singing along with a front man like David Bowie or Bruce Springsteen. You're probably singing along with their backup singers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWyUJcA8Zfo The documentary film, “20 Feet From Stardom,” seeks to tell the story of backup singers whose stories often go unsung. Morgan Neville, the director of “20 Feet From Stardom,” joins Host Frank Stasio today on The State of Things to discuss the making of the film.

Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.