Favorite Movies With Musicians

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I watched the movie scrooged earlier and got me thinking about musicians or singers appearing in movies
So what’s some of your guys favorite movies where a musician either stars or makes a cameo
Or just movies with musicians you have seen
including movies with music as a part of the plot and without anything to do with music

Scrooged - David johansen (New York dolls) as cabby and ghost of Christmas present

Rockula- Bo Diddly- blues guitarist in bar and in rockulas band

Cole miners daughter- Levon Helm - as Ted Webb Loretta Lynn’s father

Crossroads- Steve vai - satan in guitar duel

And of course

Blues Brothers- Steve cropper-himself
Donald “duck” Dunn- himself
Matt “guitar” Murphy- himself
Ray Charles- owner of rays music store
John Lee hooker - blues artist in street
Aretha Franklin- Matt’s wife
Cab Calloway-Mc/brothers mentor
 
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Blues brothers 2000: b b king as Malvern gasperone. Who later turns up as the head of the Louisiana gator boys.


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All Elvis movies. Obviously

Also these



 

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All Elvis movies. Obviously

Also these




Can’t believe I forgot these I like the one where he is a pilot that ends up at the worlds fair in Seattle

There’s a bunch of surf movies from the 60s with popular bands of the time in them although they aren’t really acting in them
There’s a pretty good one with dick dale playing in it
 

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James Taylor was also in that movie.

How about Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson.

One of my favorite westerns... "Keep the change Bob." :D

Ah ha
That reminds me
I can’t think of the name of the movie without looking it up but Mick Jagger was in a western esq movie in the 70s
 

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And of course

Blues Brothers- Steve cropper-himself
Donald “duck” Dunn- himself
Matt “guitar” Murphy- himself
Ray Charles- owner of rays music store
John Lee hooker - blues artist in street
Aretha Franklin- Matt’s wife
Cab Calloway-Mc/brothers mentor

... and James Brown as the Reverend Cleophus.

When I was younger I went through a Bruce McDonald phase. Highway 61 has Jello Biafra. Roadkill has Joey Ramone. Speaking of which, Rock n Roll Highschool, of course.

Dogma - Alanis Morrisette (as God!)
Heat - Henry Rollins
Dogs in Space - Michael Hutchence (and I think the members of the original band it was based on have cameos)
Wayne's World movies - Aerosmith, Alice Cooper.
Back to the Beach - Dick Dale.
I can think of a few other interesting roles/cameos (Roland Howard in Queen of the Damned, Henry Rollins in Johnny Mnemonic, Migger Jagger in Freejack, Lyle Lovett in The Opposite of Sex, Dwight Yokam in Bandidas, Eminem in 8 Mile...these aren't my favourite movies but I did enjoy them on some level).
 




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