EVERYTHING - THE REAL THING STORY plus Q&A with Chris Amoo
The ‘other four lads from Liverpool’ tell their story from the tough streets of Toxteth to the bright lights of New York, and international stardom as Britain’s first million-selling soul and funk band. Against a backdrop of racism and social and political turmoil, The Real Thing were the first all-black British band to hit No.1 in the pop charts – with the perennial ‘You To Me Are Everything’ – and as a result became the original black pin-ups for teenage fans in the UK.
Other hits like ‘Can’t Get By Without You’, ‘You’ll Never Know What You’re Missing’ and ‘Can You Feel the Force’ set dancefloors alight, but their proudest moment was composing their anthemic ‘Children of the Ghetto’ – the first ever song to address the plight of black people in the UK, and is now a staple of Mary J Blige’s live stage act.
The band’s massive success has also been tempered with personal tragedy, but for the very first time Eddy, Chris and Dave tell their incredible story of a 45-year-long career. After five decades, they remain the true pioneers of British soul.
Narrated by Game of Thrones actor Jacob Anderson, Everything – The Real Thing Story also stars Billy Ocean, David Essex OBE, Trevor Nelson MBE, Kim Wilde, Paul Barber, Denise Pearson and Louis Emerick.
After the film, Chris Amoo will be in conversation with Liverpool’s Head of Music, Kevin McManus.
Film Running Time: 1hr 34mins
This event forms part of ON RECORD - UNTOLD & RETOLD in association with LCR Music Board, a celebration and exploration of black music in Liverpool and the role it has played in the city and in communities over the past 70 years.
Please note there are no ads and trailers.
Museum galleries are closed during film screenings.
Event Date: October 24 2020
Ticket Price: £10/ Concession/ Independent Liverpool member £8