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Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me (cert tbc)

22 Feb
23 Feb 2019

Directed by

Olivia Lichtenstein

Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me

This documentary is the untold and ultimately inspiring story of legendary soul singer Teddy Pendergrass, the man who was poised to become the biggest R&B artist of all time until a tragic accident changed his life. A compelling portrait of one of the greatest singers of his generation, describing his meteoric rise from his tough ghetto childhood in Philadelphia, to becoming the lead singer of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and beyond. It also tells of his fight for the rights of African-American artist in a 1970's music industry and the tragic car accident that left him paralysed at the age of just 31. Packed with rarely seen original footage of Teddy's performances, as well as candid and intimate interviews with co-performers, friends and family including Teddy's ex-wife Karen and his 100 year old mother Ida. Unmissable for music fans!