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From the God of grunge to the grande dame of jazz. Here are 5 of the best music documentaries you have to see 

Montage of Heck

The first film about Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who died in 1994, authorised by his family. It features private footage and unreleased-until-now live material. The film premiered at this year’s Sundance Festival and it will premiere on TV in May through HBO. 

Director Brett Morgen talks about his latest film 

Fresh Dressed

Rap star Nas takes a humorous look at hip-hop fashion trends of the last 30 years, from Adidas sneakers and gold chains to Kanye West’s leather jogging pants.

Live forever 

A hilarious, sarcastic and true insight into the 90’s and “Cool Britannia”. John Dower’s 2003 documentary features interviews from the musicians behind Britpop, as Noel and Liam Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker and many more describe an era in British music that will never be forgotten. 

Searching for sugar man

A long-lost minor musician, Sixto Rodriguez, is tracked down by two fans. The documentary takes the viewer on a truly heart-warming journey, and deservedly won the Best Documentary Feature Oscar in 2013. 

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus goes in search of Nina Simone’s true story in this Netflix original documentary. Simone’s daughter grants the first-ever access to the jazz singer’s private archive. 

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