Reel to Reel: Bang! The Bert Berns Story
Featuring a Q&A with Jeff Barry, Brett Berns, Bob Sarles, Joel Selvin, Brooks Arthur, and Mike Stoller
Dec 1 , 2016 Doors: 7pm Show: 7:30PM
The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to present a special screening of Bang! The Bert Berns Story — the greatest untold story of rock & roll. Narrated by Stevie Van Zandt, the biographical documentary tells the story of the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer of the '60s that you probably never heard of. His hits include "Twist and Shout," "Hang On Sloopy," "Brown Eyed Girl," "Here Comes The Night," and "Piece of My Heart." He helped launch the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond and produced some of the greatest soul music ever made. The film features rare footage and interviews with those who knew him best, including Ronald Isley, Ben E. King, Solomon Burke, Van Morrison, Keith Richards, and Paul McCartney. Following the screening, veteran music publicist Bob Merlis will host a Q&A with producer/director Brett Berns, who brought his late father's story to the screen in the making of this film; Emmy-nominated co-director/editor Bob Sarles; veteran music journalist Joel Selvin, who authored Here Comes The Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues; the film's co-producer Brooks Arthur, a GRAMMY-winning recording engineer who worked with Berns on many of his biggest records; renowned songwriter/producer Jeff Barry; and GRAMMY winner Mike Stoller, one-half of the legendary Leiber & Stoller songwriting and production team who knew Berns very well over the course of his career.
Watch the trailer below!
- Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:30pm Add to Calendar