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A New Teddy Pendergrass Documentary is Premiering on Showtime

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"If You Don’t Know Me" features rare archival footage of the late singer.

A new Teddy Pendergrass documentary titled, If You Don’t Know Me, is set to premiere on Showtime.

The film features rare archival footage of the late soul singer and interviews with his friends, family and music peers like songwriters Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.

The film was directed by Olivia Lichtenstein and Pendergrass' former manager, Shep Gordon is one of its executive producers.

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If You Don’t Know Me chronicles Pendergrass’ life and career, from his childhood living in Philadelphia to his rise to fame singing lead in Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, and his solo artistry. The doc also delves into Pendergrass’ life and comeback after surviving the infamous 1982 car crash. Though the accident left him paralyzed, Pendergrass went on to deliver a legendary performance at Live Aid in 1985 and would go on to release five more albums. He died at the age of 59 in 2010.

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If You Don’t Know Me premieres February 8th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

Source: Rolling Stone