Cancelled screenings are proving to be a trend at TIFF this year. First, the Aretha Franklin documentary, Amazing Grace, was withdrawn from the festival due to a legal injunction from the Queen of Soul. Now, London Fields - the adaptation of Martin Amis' 1989 novel starring Billy Bob Thornton and...
Roger Hawkins. Still working as a drummer and producer, Hawkins was part of the Muscle Shoals studio band that provided a slinky Southern vibe strong enough to lure artists like Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett to its Alabama studio. Made up of self-proclaimed white “crackers,” their soulful playing resulted from a background of country, r & b and gospel music.
The late director Sydney Pollack's behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of Aretha Franklin's best-selling album <em>Amazing Grace</em> finally sees the light of day more than four decades after the original footage was shot.
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