Best Music Movies of 1979

1.

Hair

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Upon receiving his draft notice and leaving his family ranch in Oklahoma, Claude heads to New York and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to boot camp.

Starring: John Savage, Treat Williams, Annie Golden, Beverly D'Angelo, Dorsey Wright, Don Dacus, Richard Bright, Nicholas Ray, Charlotte Rae, Miles Chapin ..
Directed by: Miloš Forman
Release date: 1979-03-14
2.

The Muppet Movie

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner of a frog-leg restaurant!

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Charles Durning, Austin Pendleton, Edgar Bergen, Milton Berle, Mel Brooks ..
Directed by: James Frawley
Release date: 1979-05-31
3.

Quadrophenia

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.

Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Phil Davis, Mark Wingett, Timothy Spall, Sting, Ray Winstone, Toyah Willcox, Michael Elphick, Hugh Lloyd ..
Directed by: Franc Roddam
Release date: 1979-09-14
4.

Rock 'n' Roll High School

4.1
6.6/10 IMDB

A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.

Starring: P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten, Clint Howard, Mary Woronov, Dey Young, Paul Bartel, Dick Miller, Don Steele, Alix Elias, Joey Ramone ..
Directed by: Allan Arkush, Joe Dante
Release date: 1979-08-24
5.

The Kids Are Alright

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

Through concert performances and interviews, this film offers us an "inside look" at this famous rock group, "The Who". It captures their zany craziness and outrageous antics from the initial formation of the group to its major hit "Who Are You", and features the last performance of drummer Keith Moon just prior to his death.

Starring: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, Steve Martin, Russell Harty, Tom Smothers, Ken Russell, Melvyn Bragg ..
Directed by: Jeff Stein
Release date: 1979-06-15
6.

Rockers

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Horsemouth, a drummer living in a ghetto of Kingston, plans to make money selling records. After his prized motorcycle is stolen, his plans fall through and he's forced to adapt.

Starring: Leroy Wallace, Richard 'Dirty Harry' Hall, Gregory Isaacs, Monica Craig, Marjorie Norman, Jacob Miller, Winston Rodney, Frank Dowding, Robbie Shakespeare, Big Youth ..
Directed by: Monty Diamond, Ted Bafaloukos
Release date: 1979-11-23
7.

The Rose

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster's romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperilled by the demands of life on the road.

Starring: Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton, David Keith, Doris Roberts, Don Calfa, James Keane, John Dennis Johnston, Jonathan Banks ..
Directed by: Mark Rydell
Release date: 1979-11-07
8.

Elvis

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

This biopic traces Elvis Presley’s life from his impoverished childhood to his meteoric rise to stardom to his triumphant conquering of Las Vegas.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters, Bing Russell, Robert Grayson, Season Hubley, Pat Hingle, Melody Anderson, Ed Begley Jr., Charles Cyphers, Peter Hobbs ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1979-02-10
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery
9.

Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery

3.6
8.3/10 IMDB

Discovery is a music video album by the Electric Light Orchestra. Recorded in 1979 shortly after the completion of the Discovery studio album. The track listing is identical to the studio LP; each of the album's songs has its own corresponding promotional video. It received TV airings on The Blue Jean Network in 1980 among others, with releases on VHS in 1979, then later on the "Out of the Blue Tour" Live at Wembley/Discovery 1998 DVD/VHS. The video album was produced because Jeff Lynne refused to go on tour to promote the album as was customary but instead presented it in the relatively new video format. This helped launch the nascent long-form music video market. The song's videos marked the last appearance for the band's cellists. Tracklist: 1: "Shine a Little Love" 2: "Confusion" 3: "Need Her Love" 4: "The Diary of Horace Wimp" 5: "Last Train to London" 6: "Midnight Blue" 7: "On the Run" 8: "Wishing" 9: "Don't Bring Me Down"

Starring: Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan, Mik Kaminski, Richard Tandy, Kelly Groucutt, Hugh McDowell, Melvyn Gale ..
Directed by: Mike Mansfield
Release date: 1979-11-23
10.

Kate Bush: Christmas TV Special

3.5
8.4/10 IMDB

Kate: Kate Bush Christmas Special is a stage performance by Kate Bush with her special guest Peter Gabriel. Though most of the songs are not holiday ones, they come from Bush’s first three albums (Never for Ever her third album would be released in 1980 after this 1979 TV special was taped). The performances include costumes, choreographed dances and a wind machine, creating an eclectic music TV special to say the least.

Starring: Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Gary Hurst, Stewart Avon-Arnold, Paddy Bush ..
Directed by: Roy Norton
Release date: 1979-12-28
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Reggae Sunsplash
11.

Reggae Sunsplash

3.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Combining concert footage and interviews with the performers, Reggae Sunsplash takes an inside look at the biggest reggae music festival in the world.

Starring: Peter Tosh, Bob Marley ..
Directed by: Stefan Paul
Release date: 1979-06-07
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps
12.

Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps

3.3
8.1/10 IMDB

Concert film covering Neil Young's October 22 1978 concert performance at the Cow Palace with nearly 20 songs (including two versions of "Hey Hey, My My," his nod to the punk movement), acoustic and electric (with long-time companions Crazy Horse), dating back to his Buffalo Springfield days ("I Am a Child") and continuing through popular solo numbers like "Cinnamon Girl" and the extended "Like a Hurricane."

Starring: Neil Young, Ralph Molina, Billy Talbot, Frank Sampedro ..
Directed by: Neil Young
Release date: 1979-08-15
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Kate Bush: Live at the Hammersmith Odeon
13.

Kate Bush: Live at the Hammersmith Odeon

3.3
8.2/10 IMDB

A live performance from Kate Bush's critically and commercially successful The Tour of Life, recorded on May 13th, 1979.

Starring: Kate Bush, Brian Bath, Alan Murphy, Paddy Bush, Ben Barson, Kevin McAlea, Del Palmer, Preston Heyman, Glenys Groves, Liz Pearson ..
Directed by: Keith "Keef" MacMillan
Release date: 1979-05-13
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Alice Cooper: The Strange Case of Alice Cooper
14.

Alice Cooper: The Strange Case of Alice Cooper

3.2
8.2/10 IMDB

1. Intro 2. From The Inside 3. Serious 4. Nurse Rosetta 5. The Quiet Room 6. I Never Cry 7. Devil's Food 8. Welcome To My Nightmare 9. Billion Dollar Babies 10. Only Women Bleed 11. No More Mr. Nice Guy 12. I'm Eighteen 13. The Black Widow 14. Wish I Was Born In Beverly Hills 15. Ballad Of Dwight Fry 16. Go To Hell 17. How You Gonna See Me Now 18. Inmates (We're All Crazy) 19. School's Out The Strange Case of Alice Cooper is a must watch for any Cooper fan... a man in the prime of his career doing what he did best, entertaining kids and scaring parents.

Starring: Alice Cooper, Penti Glan, Steve Hunter, Prakash John, Davey Johnstone, Freddie Mandel, Sheryl Cooper ..
Release date: 1979-04-09
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes
15.

Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes

3.2
8.0/10 IMDB

Rock artist Frank Zappa hosts a concert in New York City. This movie contains tons of on-stage footage, off-stage footage, and animation.

Starring: Frank Zappa ..
Directed by: Frank Zappa, Bruce Bickford
Release date: 1979-12-21
Best Music Movies of 1979 : The Last Of The Blue Devils - The Kansas City Jazz Story
16.

The Last Of The Blue Devils - The Kansas City Jazz Story

3.1
7.8/10 IMDB

Documentary film detailing the history of Kansas City jazz.

Starring: Count Basie, Big Joe Turner, Dizzy Gillespie ..
Directed by: Bruce Ricker
Release date: 1979-10-01
Best Music Movies of 1979 : ABBA: In Concert
17.

ABBA: In Concert

3.1
8.0/10 IMDB

ABBA's 1979 tour of North America and Europe, with emphasis on performances at Wembley Arena, London.

Starring: Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Björn Ulvaeus, Tomas Ledin, Birgitta Wollgård, Liza Öhman, Ola Brunkert, Anders Eljas, Rutger Gunnarsson ..
Directed by: Urban Lasson
Release date: 1979-12-31
18.

Autobahn

3.0
7.4/10 IMDB

An animated visual interpretation of the song "Autobahn," by German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk. A fast-paced experimental film which proved to be a groundbreaking combination of electronic and manual animation. One of the first films produced specifically for video disk.

Directed by: John Halas, Roger Mainwood
Release date: 1979-01-01
19.

Canada Vignettes: Log Driver's Waltz

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

A short illustrating Wade Hemsworth's folk song about a woman's admiration for the agility of her boyfriend, the log driver.

Starring: Anna McGarrigle, Kate McGarrigle ..
Directed by: John Weldon
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1979 : The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star
20.

The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

A music video from The Buggles from their hit single "Video Killed the Radio Star".

Starring: Trevor Horn, Hans Zimmer, Geoff Downes ..
Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1979 : The Secret Policeman's Ball
21.

The Secret Policeman's Ball

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Amnesty decided not to present a benefit show in 1978 in order to consider how to make better use of the performing talent so favourably disposed to assist it in raising funds. Peter Luff left Amnesty in 1978 and the organisation's new fund-raising officer, Peter Walker, was deputed to work with Lewis on reconfiguring the show to raise more money and greater awareness of Amnesty. Lewis proposed to Cleese that in addition to the comedy performances the show should feature some contemporary rock musicians. Cleese delegated this responsibility to Lewis who recruited Who guitarist Pete Townshend to perform, as well as New Wave singer-songwriter Tom Robinson.

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese, Billy Connolly, Peter Cook, Michael Palin, Pete Townshend, Terry Jones, Clive James, Eleanor Bron, Ken Campbell ..
Directed by: Roger Graef
Release date: 1979-12-22
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Shellshock Rock
22.

Shellshock Rock

2.9
7.4/10 IMDB

John T. Davis’ first in a trilogy of films (including Protex Hurrah (1980) and Self-Conscious Over You (1981)) exploring the Belfast filmmaker’s local subculture and American cultural influence. It provides a look at the burgeoning punk scene in Northern Ireland, featuring early footage of bands such as Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Protex, The Outcasts, and Rhesus Negative, among others. (from: http://artistsspace.org/programs/shellshock-rock/)

Starring: Jake Burns, Henry Cluney, Brian Faloon, Terry Hooley, Ali McMordie, Terri Hooley ..
Directed by: John T. Davis
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1979 : The Wizard of Speed and Time
23.

The Wizard of Speed and Time

2.9
7.4/10 IMDB

In the original short film, a young man in a green wizard costume runs throughout America at super speed, much like the superhero The Flash. Along the way, he gives a pretty girl a swift lift to another city, gives golden stars to other women who want a trip themselves. He then slips on a banana peel and comically crashes into a film stage, which he then brings to life in magical ways.

Starring: Mike Jittlov, Toni Handcock ..
Directed by: Mike Jittlov
Release date: 1979-12-21
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Broken English: Three Songs by Marianne Faithfull
24.

Broken English: Three Songs by Marianne Faithfull

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

12 minute short film for 'Broken English' directed by Derek Jarman, comprised of “Witches Song”, “The Ballad of Lucy Jordan” and “Broken English”. Part of the “The Dream Machine” vignette (1983).

Starring: Marianne Faithfull, Marilyn, Dave Baby, Helen Wellington-Lloyd, Gerlinde Kostiff, Michael Kostiff ..
Directed by: Derek Jarman
Release date: 1979-07-12
Best Music Movies of 1979 : The Birth of the Beatles
25.

The Birth of the Beatles

2.9
6.4/10 IMDB

Birth of The Beatles is a 1979 biopic motion picture, produced by Dick Clark Productions and directed by Richard Marquand. Focuses on the early history of 1960s rock band The Beatles. It was released only nine years after the announced break-up of The Beatles themselves, and is the only Beatles biopic to be made while John Lennon was still alive. The film tries very hard to be accurate, opening with a written statement read out by a narrator stating the authenticity of the production, emphasising as it put it: "former Beatle, Pete Best" acting as technical advisor.

Starring: Stephen MacKenna, Rod Culbertson, Ray Ashcroft, John Altman, Michael Ryan, David Wilkinson, Brian Jameson, Wendy Morgan, Gary Olsen, Linal Haft ..
Directed by: Richard Marquand
Release date: 1979-11-23
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Punk Can Take It
26.

Punk Can Take It

2.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Julien Temple's wartime documentary parody "Punk Can Take It" (1979) - a theatrically released promo for the UK Subs, complete with narration by BBC voice-over veteran John Snagge - paints a glorious picture of England in a punk rock "identity crisis". Punk morale was higher than ever before. Punks were fused together not by fear, but by a surging spirit of revenge, immortality, and the courage never to submit or yield. This proved that punk won't go away and that punks themselves are becoming younger and nastier everyday. They have no time for the precarious thrills of nostalgia nor for its trivial rules.

Starring: Julia Binstead, Edward Tudor-Pole, Helen Wellington-Lloyd, UK Subs, John Snagge ..
Directed by: Julien Temple
Release date: 1979-12-30
27.

Radio On

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Set in 1970s Britain, a man drives from London to Bristol to investigate his brother's death. The purpose of his trip is offset by his encounters with a series of odd people.

Starring: David Beames, Lisa Kreuzer, Sandy Ratcliff, Andrew Byatt, Sue Jones-Davies, Sting, Sabina Michael, Katja Kersten, Paul Hollywood, Sally Watkins ..
Directed by: Chris Petit
Release date: 1979-11-30
28.

KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park

2.6
4.5/10 IMDB

The tale of rock band KISS and their efforts to thwart a diabolical plan by mad scientist Abner Devereaux. Devereaux has found a way to clone humans into robots in his laboratory at an amusement park. It just so happens that he plans to uses the KISS concert as a platform to unleash his plan on the world. KISS must use their special powers to stop him.

Starring: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Paul Daniel Frehley, Peter Criss, Anthony Zerbe, Carmine Caridi, Deborah Ryan, John Dennis Johnston, Lisa Jane Persky, Brion James ..
Directed by: Gordon Hessler
Release date: 1979-10-26
29.

Del mero corazón

2.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A lyrical journey through the heart of Chicano culture as reflected in the love songs of the Tex-Mex Norteña music tradition. Shipped as a bonus film on the Chulas Fronteras video.

Directed by: Les Blank, Maureen Gosling
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Yes: Live In Philadelphia 1979
30.

Yes: Live In Philadelphia 1979

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Yes: Live In Philadelphia 1979

Starring: Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Alan White ..
Directed by: Denny Somach, Lee Abraham
Release date: 1979-06-21
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Elton John: To Russia... with Elton
31.

Elton John: To Russia... with Elton

2.1
7.7/10 IMDB

Footage of a concert given in Moscow, Russia, by rock singer Elton John.

Starring: Elton John, Ray Cooper ..
Directed by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Dolly and Carol in Nashville
32.

Dolly and Carol in Nashville

2.0
9.0/10 IMDB

Variety special featuring songs and skits with Dolly Parton and Carol Burnett.

Starring: Dolly Parton, Carol Burnett ..
Directed by: Roger Beatty
Release date: 1979-02-14
33.

Diana Ross in Concert!

2.0
9.1/10 IMDB

Diana Ross "Live In Concert" Dana Ross and the Supremes ruled the radio Airwaves in the 60's and 70's with their savvy blend of R&B sensuality with teen energy. In this concert Diana Ross gives a lavish musical performance of the hit tunes that propelled her to fame. Songs Include: Ain't No Mountain High Enough Too Shy To Say Touch Me In The Morning I Want To Be Bad I Ain't Been Licked Home It's My House No One Gets The Prize Love Hangover Reach Out I'll Be There Baby Love Remember Me Medley: Lady Sings The Blues, Ain't Nobody's Business, God Bless The Child, My Man. The Boss Theme From Mahogany Ain't No Mountain High Enough (reprise) All For One

Release date: 1979-12-31
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Blondie in Concert
34.

Blondie in Concert

2.0
8.7/10 IMDB

The Apollo Theater, Glasgow, Scotland - December 31, 1979. This concert video was originally broadcast live by the BBC on the OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST program. It was the 2nd night they'd played at The Apollo, with the first serving as a warmup. Only the second half of this show was broadcast, minus a few encores. Set List: Dreaming, Slow Motion, (Commercial Break), Shayla, Union City Blue, (Commercial Break), Atomic, Picture This, Pretty Baby, (Commercial Break), Heart of Glass, Hanging on the Telephone, Sunday Girl, (Commercial Break), Heart of Glass (Promo).

Starring: Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Jimmy Destri, Nigel Harrison, Frank Infante, Bob Harris ..
Directed by: Tom Corcoran
Release date: 1979-12-31
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Nocturna
35.

Nocturna

2.0
4.4/10 IMDB

Hard times have fallen on the Transylvanian House of Dracula. To help pay the taxes, Castle Dracula has been converted into the Hotel Transylvania. Dracula himself is aging and toothless, being cared for by his granddaughter Nocturna. When Nocturna books a disco group to play The Claret Room and winds up falling in love with one of the backup guitarists, a mortal named Jimmy, she notices that she is able to see her reflection when she dances, so she decides to follow Jimmy to New York in search of mortality.

Starring: Nai Bonet, John Carradine, Yvonne De Carlo, Theodore Gottlieb, Sy Richardson, Monica Tidwell, Antony Hamilton, Adam Keefe, Al Sapienza, John Blyth Barrymore ..
Directed by: Harry Hurwitz
Release date: 1979-06-01
Best Music Movies of 1979 : The Cheryl Ladd Special
36.

The Cheryl Ladd Special

1.9
8.9/10 IMDB

A TV musical special starring Cheryl Ladd and her guest stars in various musical numbers and vignettes.

Starring: Cheryl Ladd, Ben Vereen, Waylon Jennings, Melanie Griffith ..
Release date: 1979-04-09
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Eurovision Song Contest 1979
37.

Eurovision Song Contest 1979

1.9
8.3/10 IMDB

The Eurovision Song Contest 1979 was the 24th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Jerusalem, Israel. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Israeli Broadcasting Authority (IBA), the contest was held at the Binyaney Ha'ooma on Saturday 31 March 1979 and was hosted by Israeli television presenter Daniel Pe'er and singer Yardena Arazi. This was the first Eurovision Song Contest to be held outside Europe.

Starring: Daniel Pe'er, Yardena Arazi ..
Directed by: Yossi Zemach
Release date: 1979-03-31
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
38.

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

1.9
8.4/10 IMDB

John Dexter’s brilliant production, James Levine’s masterful conducting of the eclectic score, and a sensational cast come together to make this Kurt Weill–Bertolt Brecht masterpiece a riveting evening of music theater. At the center of the action is Jimmy Mahoney (Richard Cassilly), a logger who stumbles onto the city of Mahagonny, where (almost) anything is allowed. Teresa Stratas gives a mesmerizing performance as Jenny, the prostitute who takes up with Jimmy, until he is executed for the greatest of all crimes in Mahagonny—to not have any money. The legendary Astrid Varnay, in her final Met appearances, is Leocadia Begbick, and Cornell MacNeil sings Trinity Moses.

Starring: Richard Cassilly, Teresa Stratas, Cornell MacNeil, Astrid Varnay ..
Directed by: Brian Large
Release date: 1979-11-27
Best Music Movies of 1979 : The Land Where the Blues Began
39.

The Land Where the Blues Began

1.9
8.3/10 IMDB

An exploration of the musical and social origins of the blues, shot on location in Mississippi in 1978 by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long in association with the Mississippi Authority for Educational Television and broadcast on PBS in 1980. This re-release in 2009 includes two hours of additional music.

Directed by: Alan Lomax
Release date: 1979-12-01
40.

Cher... and Other Fantasies

1.8
8.2/10 IMDB

Cher... and Other Fantasies is an special starring singer and actress Cher in 1979, where its featured songs from her latests album "Take Me Home"

Starring: Cher, Lucille Ball, Elliott Gould, Andy Kaufman, Shelley Winters ..
Directed by: Art Fisher
Release date: 1979-03-07
41.

Talent

1.8
8.0/10 IMDB

A play with music by Victoria Wood. Julie (Julie Walters) is a young woman seeking escape, with the help of her frumpish friend Maureen (Wood) she prepares for her singing debut at a seedy Manchester club's talent show

Starring: Victoria Wood, Julie Walters, Kevin Lloyd, Peter Ellis, Bill Waddington, Nat Jackley ..
Directed by: Baz Taylor
Release date: 1979-08-04
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Jean-Michel Jarre - La Concorde
42.

Jean-Michel Jarre - La Concorde

1.7
8.1/10 IMDB

Place De La Concorde was Jean Michel Jarre's first concert, held on July 14, 1979, celebrating the Bastille Day. One million spectators attended this concert, setting up a new record for Jean-Michel to the Guinness Book of Records.

Starring: Jean-Michel Jarre ..
Release date: 1979-07-14
43.

Dread Beat An' Blood

1.7
7.6/10 IMDB

This vibrant portrait of dub poet and political activist Linton Kwesi Johnson transports us back to the turbulent streets of Brixton in the late 1970s. Jamaican-born Johnson explains with precise and powerful eloquence the violence and racism meted out to Black and Asian communities in London and beyond - and how his poetry acts as a weapon in the struggle for justice.

Starring: Linton Kwesi Johnson ..
Directed by: Franco Rosso
Release date: 1979-10-01
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Playboy's Roller Disco & Pajama Party
44.

Playboy's Roller Disco & Pajama Party

1.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Hugh Hefner invites you to Playboy’s Roller Disco and Pajama Party! With your host, Richard Dawson!

Starring: Richard Dawson, Hugh Hefner, Jim Brown, Dorothy Stratten, James Caan, The Chuck Mangione Quartet, Victoria Cooke, Wayland Flowers, Kymberly Herrin, Jeana Keough ..
Directed by: Tom Trbovich, Rod Blackie, Alan Ferguson, Jed Horovitz, Don Lusby, Craig Stewart, Chris Weber, Mark Zavad
Release date: 1979-11-23
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Electric Light Voyage
45.

Electric Light Voyage

1.6
7.0/10 IMDB

“This 60 minute electronic fantasy featuring computer animation can control and change your moods of elation and tranquility. To change or enhance your mood, simply play a musical selection that accompanies your present feeling - its mesmerising! The abstract colorised computer animated visuals are artfully paced with their complimentary sound track. Images explode with colour while sooting with flowing shapes and rhythms, Great for parties or individual contemplation.”

Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Peer Gynt
46.

Peer Gynt

1.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Peer Gynt grew up a handsome guy, girls peered at him, and he dreamed of becoming a king and getting rich. He went to the wedding and there he saw the girl Solveig. Peer got drunk, quarreled with the guests and went into the mountains, where he met a troll maiden. Peer wanted to marry her and become a king, but the troll king explained that for this you need to become a troll and live according to their customs. Peer managed to escape, and he sailed on the ship. For many years he swam and accumulated wealth. And when he returned to his native coast in a storm, the ship sank with all the load.

Starring: Oleg Yankovskiy, Anna Kamenkova, Nikita Podgornyj, Semyon Samodur, Irina Kartashyova, Larisa Pashkova ..
Directed by: Vadim Kurchevskiy
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Who is Poly Styrene?
47.

Who is Poly Styrene?

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Originally aired as part of the Arena series, this BBC biography of Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex. She is one of the first black women singer-songwriters in the early New Wave/Punk scene.

Starring: Poly Styrene ..
Directed by: Ted Clisby
Release date: 1979-01-20
48.

Voices

1.5
6.7/10 IMDB

An up-and-coming nightclub singer falls in love with a shy young deaf teacher who aspires to be a dancer.

Starring: Michael Ontkean, Amy Irving, Alex Rocco, Barry Miller, Herbert Berghof, Viveca Lindfors, Allan Rich, Joseph Cali, Rik Colitti, Jean Ehrlich ..
Directed by: Robert Markowitz
Release date: 1979-03-14
49.

Follow That Rainbow

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Believing that her long-lost father is a popular touring singer, a young woman named Carrie pursues him from Switzerland to South Africa.

Starring: Joe Stewardson, Joan Brickhill, Memory Jane, Norman Coombes, Victor Melleney ..
Directed by: louis burke
Release date: 1979-11-25
Best Music Movies of 1979 : West Side Girl
50.

West Side Girl

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Vered, an attractive blind singer, meets and is befriended by three students. The trio decides to save enough money for the surgery which may restore Vered's sight. After many attempts, two of them commit petty theft and are sent to prison. The third takes Vered to the surgery which is successful. Although Vered regains her sight, she losses her friends...

Starring: Ofra Haza, Uri Sali, Menahem Einy, Michael Shvili ..
Directed by: George Obadiah
Release date: 1979-06-06

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