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The Session Man

The Session Man tells the story of Nicky Hopkins, the highly gifted and prolific session pianist, and unsung hero.

Nicky Hopkins not only played with The Kinks, The Who, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, he also played on solo albums of all four members of the Beatles in the early part of a stellar career that spanned over 30 years. During that time, he contributed to over 250 albums and a vast number of single releases.

Nicky’s legendary piano riffs and wonderful musical motifs helped ordinary tracks become extraordinary and iconic. So many of them remain popular today. The generations that followed The Golden Era of Rock And Roll soon discover those iconic tracks that made Nicky Hopkins a legend amongst his peers - tracks like "Revolution" by The Beatles, "Like A Rainbow", "Sympathy For The Devil" and "Angie" by the Rolling Stones, "Jealous Guy" by John Lennon from his "Imagine" album and "You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Cocker.

The Session Man's narrator, Bob Harris, former presenter of the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test, had no hesitation at the end of the film in confirming that, “Nicky Hopkins' contributions made him Rock And Roll’s greatest Session Man."
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