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THE SESSION MAN
OVER A THIRTY YEAR PERIOD NICKY HOPKINS PERFORMED ON OVER 250 ALBUMS

DIRECTOR: Mike Treen

PRODUCERS: Mike Treen, John Wood, Mike Sherman

NARRATION: Bob Harris

FEATURING: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Dave Davies, Pete Townshend, Peter Frampton, Graham Parker, Harry Shearer

SYNOPSIS:
The Session Man tells the story of unsung hero, Nicky Hopkins, the highly gifted and prolific British session pianist to some of the greatest rock bands the world has ever seen.

Nicky Hopkins not only played with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Who, he also played on solo albums of all four members of the Beatles in the early part of a stellar career that spanned over 30 years. During that time, his genius piano playing contributed to more than 250 albums and a vast number of single releases.

Nicky’s legendary piano riffs and wonderful musical motifs helped ordinary tracks become extraordinary and iconic. So many of them remain popular today. The generations that followed The Golden Era of Rock And Roll soon discover those iconic tracks that made Nicky Hopkins a legend amongst his peers – tracks like “Revolution” by The Beatles, “She's A Rainbow”, “Sympathy For The Devil” and “Angie” by the Rolling Stones, “Jealous Guy” by John Lennon from his “Imagine” album and “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker.

Nicky Hopkins was considered the best of the best:

US critic Dave Marsh said: 'Nicky Hopkins was THE most important rock 'n' roll session musician - ever.’

Bob Harris said: ‘Nicky Hopkins was rock’s greatest session man.’

 

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DOCUMENTARY
UK
COMPLETED
ENGLISH
2023
87 Mins