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35 Music Documentaries Worth Seeing 

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Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003)

Rodney Bingenheimer (on far left) was a sort of Andy Warhol for the L.A. music scene, touching most every genre from the mid-'60s until today. He gets exalted by everyone who comes in his path, but finds that big business isn't as receptive to him along the way. Bonus points for appearances by the greasy yet influential Kim Fowley. --Craig Hlavaty
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This week, the latest music documentary -- One Direction: This is Us -- hits theaters. Director Morgan Spurlock spent three months on tour with the guys, whirling from Japan to Norway to Mexico, but doesn't seem to have asked them a single question besides, "How does it feel to be really, really popular?" Instead, he lumps them together like a box of chicken nuggets.

As an antidote, we present this collection of 35 music documentaries that are worth seeing.

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Published on August 29, 2013

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