As music fans, lovers and aficionados are perched and waiting for “Get On Up” and “Jimi: All Is by My Side,” one can’t help but think of musical biopics that have been previously released. This blog was prompted and inspired by a chat with, and query from my wife, as to how many films of this nature have been done — there are numerous. While many are excited for the lives of James Brown and Jimi Hendrix to grace the silver screen, the lives of other music icons have been brilliantly depicted. (click on photo above for full view)
It’s official, Andre 3000 of OutKast, real name Andre Benjamin has been cast to portray Jimi Hendrix in the biopic “All Is By My Side.” Benjamin’s name was mentioned a few years ago about taking on the role, but rumors died after about a month or so. “All Is By My Side” will be set in the 1960s just before the release of Jimi’s debut album “Are You Experienced.”
A brand new “Reality Show,” “Q’Viva! The Chosen” is produced and hosted by now divorced couple Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez. Apart from the enormous press, publicity, notoriety and money the two Latin icons stand to garner from the show, I gotta give them MAJOR PROPS!!! Millions of people around the world will be able to witness Latin talent from places thousands will never travel to. In a word, i think the concept of the show is AMAZING!