20 music documentaries you must watch if you liked A Star is Born

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Don’t Look Back

Bob Dylan has been around for decades and is the recipient of many awards and honors including the Nobel Prize for literature for his poetic songwriting. But way back in 1967, he was the subject of a documentary film that followed him on his 1965 tour across England titled Don’t Look Back.

Audiences got to witness a young Dylan on the road, mingling with his contemporaries, reacting to critics, and more. The film opens with what would later serve as the music video for his song “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” It shows the singer displaying cue cards featuring phrases from the lyrics of the song, with misspellings and puns. Another iconic scene in the film shows the songwriter taunting a journalist from Time Magazine, who felt like it was a tirade of abuse from Dylan. We also witness Dylan and his romance with singer-songwriter Joan Baez, which was coming to an end at the time of filming.

Don’t Look Back will apparently be enjoyed by music-lovers for generations because in 1998, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. The Library of Congress deemed this music documentary “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” enough to be saved for the future.