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Bono and Bob Dylan praise the 39th prez in trailer for Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President

August 31st, 2020 | by vBollywood Author
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While Jimmy Carter might not be the very first personality who comes to mind when the phrase “rock & roll” is mentioned, the former president had a special relationship with the music fraternity. Jimmy Carter generally is known the success of his 1976 election to rock music. It is said that the efforts of the Allman Brothers Band manager Phil Walden, who used his contacts to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Carter’s campaign.jimmy carter

“It’s a corny comparison,” Walden told People in September 1976, “but with Jimmy, it was like hearing a great guitarist or soul singer — meeting a person you realize is rare and gifted.”

Carter’s special relationship with music and musicians is explored in a new documentary called Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President. Directed by Mary Wharton, the film features interviews with Carter, Willie Nelson, Bono, Bob Dylan, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Jimmy Buffett, Rosanne Cash, Chuck Leavell, Paul Simon, Andrew Young, and Madeleine Albright.

Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President debuts in theaters and virtual cinemas September 9. The upcoming movie’s home entertainment release will follow on October 9.

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