Music documentaries began in earnest with the '70s - although the first film to be considered a musical documentary was 1960's Jazz on a Summer's Day, which covered the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.

When bands like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Talking Heads began to experiment with filmmaking as part of their creative output, music documentaries began to multiply and now you'll almost always find one or two musical documentaries in the running every year at the Oscars.

Here's six musical documentaries that are definitely worth your time.