Music stars Pharrell Williams, the Beastie Boys and more discuss influential Roland drum machine in documentary ‘808’

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Everything you ever wanted to know — or perhaps never knew you wanted to know — about the wildly influential Roland TR-808 drum machine is laid out with entertaining, if exhaustive, brio in the documentary “808.”

Manufactured by Japan’s Roland Corporation from 1980 to 1983, the TR-808 was initially...