Bang! The Bert Berns Story

You may have never heard of Bert Berns, but you know the enduring songs he's written and produced: Twist & Shout, Cry to Me, Tell Him, Piece of My Heart, Cry Baby, Hang On Sloopy, I Want Candy, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love - Berns' career IS Rock and Roll. Berns sessions made legends of Solomon Burke, The Isley Brothers, The Drifters, Ben E. King, Wilson Pickett, Van Morrison, and Neil Diamond, and his songs became chart-topping covers for the likes of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Animals and Janis Joplin. His premature death at 38 cut short a seven-year streak of hits, rooted in his early Brill Building and 1650 Broadway days, through his tenure at Atlantic Records to the formation and success of his own labels Bang Records and Shout Records.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Directors:

  • Brett Berns
  • Bob Sarles

Cast:

  • Brooks Arthur
  • Jeff Barry
  • Solomon Burke
  • Carmine DeNoia
  • Cissy Houston
  • Ronald Isley
  • Ben E. King
  • Andrew Loog Oldham

Writers:

  • Christina Keating
  • Joel Selvin

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