Michael Putland/Getty ImagesIn celebration of Black History Month, Showtime will air a documentary on legendary soul singer Teddy Pendergrass. Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me will air this Friday.
Ahead of its premiere, the network released the official trailer, which features archival footage and new interviews with Pendergrass’ family, friends and colleagues, including legendary songwriters and producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
The doc explores the rise of the late, great vocalist, who was the first male African-American artist to rellease five consecutive platinum albums. It also follows his comeback after a near-fatal 1982 caraccident at age 31 that left him paralyzed from the chest down.
Pendergrass, who eventually retired in 2007, died in 2010 of respiratory failure at the age 59.
Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me premieres February 8 at 9 p.m. ET.
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