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sissippi is generally considered to be where the Crossroads were and today a thriving Blues tourist industry revolves around it, from The Blues Museum to Morgan Freeman’s juke joint, “Ground Zero.” 107.  Band manager from Dublin forms an R&B/Soul band. The Commitments Filmed in Dublin. A pivotal part of the movie was the scenes in which local Jimmy Rabbitte auditions musicians and wanna-bes in order to form an R&B Soul band. In this case reality mirrored fiction, or vice-versa as director Alan Parker held open auditions for over 3,000 people. Only two of the band members were actors. The rest were either musicians or first time actors. Maria Doyle who played backup singer Natalie can be seen on the BBC show Orphan Black. Bronaugh Gallagher played back up singer Bernie but because she hailed from Northern Ireland she had to learn a Dublin accent. (Who knew?) The vocal coach for the film was Rob Strong. When director Parker heard his son Andrew singing he was cast as “Deco” the lead singer of the Commitments. He was 16 years old. 108.  A Midwestern boy is befriended by hippies. Hair

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