LEAD BELLY: THE MAN WHO INVENTED ROCK AND ROLL (2021)
Interviews and footage bring together the captivating story of Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly, who transformed music around the globe.
Midnight Special – Rock Island Line – Goodnight, Irene. These are just some of the great songs with which Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly, transformed music around the world. George Harrison was very clear: “No Lead Belly, no Beatles.” But his 12-string guitar rhythms also propelled The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Van Morrison, not to mention Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Nirvana, The White Stripes and rock and roll in general. This is the definitive history, with original interviews, a wealth of archival performance and footage, and even carefully chosen clips from Hollywood movies. (01:19:20)