Best Music Movies of 1979



7.6/10 IMDB

"Hair" is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical "Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" about a Vietnam War draftee, Claude, who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to the army induction center. Claude heads to New York upon receiving his draft notice, leaving the family ranch in Oklahoma. He arrives in New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture before reporting in for 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

The Muppet Movie

7.6/10 IMDB

Dom DeLuise 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


7.3/10 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

The Who: The Kids Are Alright

8.1/10 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 ..
Directed by: Jeff Stein
Release date: 1979-06-24

The Rose

7.0/10 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


7.0/10 IMDB

Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

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

Rock 'n' Roll High School

6.7/10 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
Release date: 1979-08-24
Best Music Movies of 1979 : Canada Vignettes: Log Driver's Waltz

Canada Vignettes: Log Driver's Waltz

7.4/10 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 : Kate Bush: Live at Hammersmith Odeon

Kate Bush: Live at Hammersmith Odeon

8.4/10 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 : ABBA - In Concert

ABBA - In Concert

8.2/10 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

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