Everything - The Real Thing Story
SCHEDULE PERMITTING, DIRECTOR SIMON SHERIDAN WILL INTRODUCE THIS SCREENING.
Complimentary tea and coffee will be served as part of this special event.
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 #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 dance floors 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 has become an anthem of the civil rights movement and a staple of Mary J Blige’s live stage act.