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Doc'n Roll presents:
How they got over
Gospel Quartets and the Road to Rock'n'Roll

Sat 29 June 2019

HOW THEY GOT OVER: GOSPEL QUARTETS & THE ROAD TO ROCK'N'ROLL
Dir. Robert Clem, 2017, USA, 87 mins

In the decades following the Second World War, the broad reach of radio and record sales helped black gospel quartets spread throughout African-American communities across the US. Using archival performance clips and interviews with pioneers of the genre, How They Got Over tells the story not only of how these artists reached audiences but went through their daily lives in a segregated society…and along the way paved the road to rock’n’roll from doo-wop and from R&B to soul and hip-hop.

Doc’n Roll is supported by the BFI Audience Fund using money from the National Lottery to grow audience appetite and enjoyment for a wide range of independent British and international films.