From Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical film, Almost Famous, we are introduced to Stillwater, an up and coming Rock band in the 1973. The music in the film is perfectly framed (way to many period music pieces don’t fit at all) and we aren’t just treated to a good band, but a great behind the scenes look at their struggles, both personal and professional. The songs were co-written by Crowe’s real life wife, Nancy Wilson from Heart, and the film was told from the point of view of the Crowe based character who was covering the band for Rolling Stone Magazine. Incidentally, in the late 70’s, there really was a band called Stillwater, who allowed Crowe to use the name of the band after reading the script.
Considering how fantastic this film was and how solid the music was, we have a real contender here.
TV Show/Movie Appeared:
Almost Famous (2000)
Billy Crudup (Russell Hammond, Lead Guitar)
Jason Lee (Jeff Bebe, Lead Singer)
John Fedevich (Ed Vallencourt, Bass)
Mark Kozelek (Larry Fellows, Drums)
Songs you may remember:
Love Comes and Goes
Why you should vote::
Couldn’t you believe that this band existed in 1973? We do!
Why you should not vote::
The music was authentic sounding, but it did not generate a hit in the real world, other than giving another life to Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer”.