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Musicians Who Should Have Biopics  

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List Rules Only famous musicians who have not had a biopic made about them.

Biopics about musicians are hotter than ever. No doubt, Hollywood producers have taken notice that any movie about famous musicians already has a built-in audience, a chart-topping soundtrack, and also a rock and roll story that is often more intriguing than any work of fiction. The best biography movies about musicians often feature the usual vices portrayed in the rock & roll lifestyle. But that’s just scratching the surface of their appeal.

What goes up, typically comes down.  Most of the musicians on this list make the cut because their rise is as equally alluring as their fall, as is their (hopeful) return to grace. The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) totally rocked the box office with a worldwide gross of over $300 million.

But what other musicians deserve their tale to be told on the silver screen? Vote up which musical artist should have the story of their life made into a motion picture.

 

David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Musicians Who Should Have Biopics
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David Bowie is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the world of popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive baritone voice as well as the intellectual depth and eclecticism of his work. Aside from his musical abilities, he is recognised for his androgynous beauty, which was an iconic element to his image, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s. Bowie first caught the eye and ear of the public in July 1969 when his song "Space Oddity" reached the top five of the UK ...more on Wikipedia

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Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Musicians Who Should Have Biopics
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Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley OM was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career that culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records. He was a ...more on Wikipedia

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Prince is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Musicians Who Should Have Biopics
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Prince Roger Nelson, known by his mononym Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. A major figure in popular music for over three decades, Prince is renowned as an innovator and is widely-known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence and wide vocal range. Widely regarded as the pioneer of Minneapolis sound, Prince's music combines rock, R&B, soul, funk, hip hop, disco, psychedelia, jazz, and pop. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Prince developed an interest in music at an early age, writing his first song at age seven. After recording songs with his cousin's band 94 East, 19-year-old Prince recorded several unsuccessful demo tapes before releasing ...more on Wikipedia

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Musicians Who Should Have Biopics
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Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band's break-up, he pursued a solo career and formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. McCartney has been recognised as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a ...more on Wikipedia

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