Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me
Teddy Pendergrass was the first African-American artist to record five consecutive platinum albums. In his heyday, he produced hits still well-loved today, including “Don’t Leave Me This Way” and, of course, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”.
This documentary traces the many obstacles he faced in his life. He grew up in segregated America without a father, and initially aspired to become a church minister. It was in church that he first began to sing, dropping out of high school to pursue a music career. His career came to a halt in 1982, when he was involved in a car accident that left him a quadriplegic.
Celebrate the man and his music, and the determination that helped him come back from the brink.