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Season 1

  • S01E01 Pink Floyd

    • June 3, 2014
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    Examining the origins, music and influence of Pink Floyd.

  • S01E02 Eric Clapton

    • June 3, 2014
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    A documentary series that explores the careers and lives of famous rock musicians begins with a profile of Eric Clapton.

  • S01E03 Queen

    • June 10, 2014
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    The British band Queen's legacy and influence on the world of rock and roll is examined.

  • S01E04 Rod Stewart

    • June 10, 2014
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    A profile of Rod Stewart chronicles his early career and his rise to fame. Included: music videos for the songs "Maggie May" and "In the Morning."

  • S01E05 Blur

    • June 17, 2014
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    The story of the British rock group Blur.

  • S01E06 Bryan Ferry

    • June 17, 2014
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    A profile of Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry.

  • S01E07 Dire Straits

    • June 24, 2014
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    A profile of Dire Straits looks at how the British rock band formed, became popular and eventually broke up in 1995. Included: the music videos for "Brothers in Arms" and "Calling Elvis."

  • S01E08 Fleetwood Mac

    • June 24, 2014
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    Examining the career of Fleetwood Mac. Included: the band's music videos for "Dreams" and "Landslide."

  • S01E09 Pet Shop Boys

    • July 1, 2014
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    The story of the British synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys is featured, along with music videos for their songs "Vocal" and "Love Etc."

  • S01E10 Pulp

    • July 1, 2014
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    The story of the rock band Pulp is recalled during interviews with critics and journalists, plus a look at their music videos for the songs "Disco 2000" and "Do You Remember the First Time?"

  • S01E11 Sting

    • July 8, 2014
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    Sting's success as a solo artist is examined.

  • S01E12 Eurythmics

    • July 8, 2014
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    Music videos by the Eurythmics are featured during this look at the British duo's success.

Season 2

  • S02E01 ABBA

    • January 19, 2015
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    The Swedish act ABBA are remembered for their contributions to pop music. Included: the videos for "Dancing Queen" and "Mama Mia."

  • S02E02 Black Sabbath

    • January 26, 2015
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    Key moments in the history of the rock band Black Sabbath are recalled.

  • S02E03 Depeche Mode

    • February 2, 2015
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    The rise to fame of Depeche Mode is chronicled as music critics and journalists offer commentary. Plus, the videos "I Feel Loved" and "Wrong" are featured.

  • S02E04 Foo Fighters

    • February 9, 2015
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    A profile of Foo Fighters includes the music videos "Best of You" and "Monkey Wrench."

  • S02E05 Guns 'N' Roses

    • February 16, 2015
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    The story of Guns N' Roses is told through archive material and insights from music critics and journalists. Included: the music videos for "Paradise City" and "Welcome to the Jungle."

  • S02E06 Iron Maiden

    • February 23, 2015
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    The rise of heavy metal band Iron Maiden is chronicled.

  • S02E07 Muse

    • March 2, 2015
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    The rise of the rock band Muse is chronicled.

  • S02E08 New Order

    • March 9, 2015
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    The story of the English band New Order includes the music videos for "Crystal" and "Republic."

  • S02E09 R.E.M.

    • March 16, 2015
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    The band R.E.M. is featured, including their music videos for "Losing My Religion" and "Out of Time."

  • S02E10 Simply Red

    • March 23, 2015
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    The story of Simply Red's success is chronicled through archive material and interviews, plus the music videos for "Blue" and "Fairground" are featured.

  • S02E11 The Smiths

    • March 30, 2015
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    Journalists offer insight into the English rock band the Smiths. Included: the music videos for "Hand in Glove" and "This Charming Man."

  • S02E12 Aerosmith

    • April 6, 2015
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    A brief overview of Aerosmith's remarkable journey includes their music videos for "Janie's Got a Gun" and "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing."

  • S02E13 Nine Inch Nails

    • April 13, 2015
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    Nine Inch Nails has sold over 20 million albums worldwide by pushing the boundaries of what a rock band is. Take a look at their successful career from music critics and journalists.

Season 3

  • S03E01 No Doubt

    • January 20, 2016
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    Exploring the story of the pop band No Doubt and the influence they have had on popular culture.

  • S03E02 Lenny Kravitz

    • January 27, 2016
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    Lenny Kravitz is profiled.

  • S03E03 Amy Winehouse

    • February 3, 2016
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    A look at how during her short life British singer Amy Winehouse made a big impact on the music industry.

  • S03E04 Duran Duran

    • February 10, 2016
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    Details about Duran Duran's rise to the top are revealed during a look back that includes past interviews and performances from the iconic band's career, which started in Birmingham, England, in 1978.

  • S03E05 Blondie

    • February 17, 2016
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    Charting the rise to stardom and continued success of the rock band Blondie.

  • S03E06 Bee Gees

    • February 24, 2016
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    Music journalists and critics examine the rise of the Bee Gees.

  • S03E07 Cher

    • March 2, 2016
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    A look at the life story of Cher. Included: The superstar's rise to fame is tracked from her dropping out of school and leaving home at age 16 to her 50-plus years of success as a musician and actor.

  • S03E08 Coldplay

    • March 9, 2016
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    The British band Coldplay's rise to fame is charted.

  • S03E09 The Clash

    • March 16, 2016
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    Examining the rise and continuing influence of rock titans the Clash.

  • S03E10 Tina Turner

    • March 23, 2016
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    Tina Turner's personal and professional life is examined by music journalists, who recall her rise to fame in the 1960s, at which time she sang and performed with then-husband Ike Turner, and her later success as a solo artist.

  • S03E11 Billy Idol

    • April 6, 2016
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    English rock musician, Billy Idol first achieved fame in the punk rock era as a member of the band Generation X as well as creating a successful name for himself as a solo artist. Using interviews, news archive and performance this episode reveals the unique aspect of this iconic artist.

  • S03E12 KISS

    • April 13, 2016
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    The history of the iconic rock band KISS is recalled with interviews, archival footage and performances.

  • S03E13 Van Halen

    • April 20, 2016
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    Ranked among the top hard rock bands of all time, Van Halen was known as much for the drama surrounding its members as its larger-than-life stage performances. Interviews, news archives and performances reveal the story of this iconic band.

  • S03E14 Prince

    • April 23, 2016
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    A look at the life and music of the flamboyant singer-songwriter who sold more than 13 million copies of his 1984 album Purple Rain.

  • S03E15 Meat Loaf

    • April 27, 2016
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    The rock singer Meat Loaf is profiled.

  • S03E16 Peter Gabriel

    • May 4, 2016
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    British rock star Peter Gabriel's career is traced from his tenure with Genesis to his solo success.

  • S03E17 The Cure

    • May 11, 2016
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    Interviews, news archives and performances tell the story of The Cure from its formation in 1976, through the increasingly dark and tormented music of the early 1980s, to the present.

  • S03E18 The Black Eyed Peas

    • May 25, 2016
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    The story of The Black Eyed Peas is told through interviews, news archives and performances by the best-selling hip-hop act.

  • S03E19 INXS

    • June 1, 2016
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    The story of Australian rock band INXS.

  • S03E20 Stevie Wonder

    • September 14, 2016
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    Music critics reflect on the career of Stevie Wonder.

  • S03E21 James Brown

    • September 14, 2016
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    Music critics reflect on the career of "Godfather of Soul" James Brown.

  • S03E22 Neil Young

    • September 21, 2016
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    The career of Neil Young is examined.

  • S03E23 The Doors

    • September 21, 2016
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    Music critics reflect on the history of the Doors.

  • S03E24 The Beach Boys

    • September 28, 2016
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    Rock critics examine the music and the influence of the Beach Boys.

  • S03E25 Paul Simon

    • September 28, 2016
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    Music critics discuss the career of singer-songwriter Paul Simon.

  • S03E26 Eagles

    • October 5, 2016
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    The career of the American rock band the Eagles is recalled by music critics.

  • S03E27 Jethro Tull

    • October 5, 2016
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    Music critics discuss the career of progressive-rock band Jethro Tull.

  • S03E28 Roy Orbison

    • October 12, 2016
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    Singer Roy Orbison's career is examined by leading music critics.

  • S03E29 The Who

    • October 12, 2016
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    Music critics examine The Who.

  • S03E30 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

    • October 19, 2016
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    Leading music critics discuss supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

  • S03E31 Janis Joplin

    • October 19, 2016
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    Janis Joplin is remembered.

  • S03E32 The Carpenters

    • October 26, 2016
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    The Carpenters are discussed by leading music critics who recall the popularity of the brother-and-sister pop duo in the early 1970s.

  • S03E33 The Mamas and Papas

    • October 26, 2016
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    The Mamas and Papas are remembered by leading music critics who look back at the folk act's importance in the late 1960s.

  • S03E34 David Bowie

    • November 2, 2016
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    Music critics and DJs examine the life and enduring career of David Bowie.

  • S03E35 Velvet Underground

    • November 2, 2016
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    The music of the Velvet Underground is examined, with a look at the solo successes of Nico, John Cale and Lou Reed.

  • S03E36 The Monkees

    • November 9, 2016
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    A look at the formation of the Monkees and the success of the musical acting quartet, beginning with their late 1960s television series.

  • S03E37 Elton John

    • November 9, 2016
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    The career of Elton John is traced from his days as a budding songwriter to the peak of his popularity in the 1970s and his continued influence 45 years into his career. Highlights include a look at the rocker's flamboyant costumes and many hit songs.

  • S03E38 Jimi Hendrix

    • November 16, 2016
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    Music critics discuss the 1960s, psychedelia and the Jimi Hendrix experience.

  • S03E39 Tom Petty

    • November 16, 2016
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    Music critics review Tom Petty's career as a celebrated singer and songwriter.

  • S03E40 Foo Fighters

    • February 9, 2015
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    A profile of American rock band Foo Fighters. Includes the music videos "Best of You" and "Monkey Wrench."

Season 4

  • S04E01 U2

    • March 5, 2017
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    The story of the rock band U2 is told with insights from music critics and classic music videos.

  • S04E02 Red Hot Chili Peppers

    • March 5, 2017
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    The story of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is told with help from music critics and music videos.

  • S04E03 Pearl Jam

    • March 12, 2017
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    The story of Pearl Jam features insights from music critics and classic music videos.

  • S04E04 Johnny Cash

    • March 12, 2017
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    The story of Johnny Cash's musical genius, from his family's poverty in the Great Depression to touring with Elvis and becoming a legend in his own right. Also: his reinvention for a whole new generation with Rick Rubin; and how "Hurt" became the epitaph to his amazing life and career.

  • S04E05 Billy Joel

    • March 19, 2017
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    Classic music videos and leading rock critics tell the story of Billy Joel, one of the world's most popular recording artists.

  • S04E06 Bon Jovi

    • March 19, 2017
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    Classic music videos, news archives and leading rock critics shine a spotlight on the long and storied career of New Jersey's Bon Jovi.

  • S04E07 Phil Collins

    • March 26, 2017
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    Archive material, music videos, and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists tell the story of Phil Collins from his time as a member of Genesis to his career as one of only three solo artists to sell more than 100 million records.

  • S04E08 Radiohead

    • March 26, 2017
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    Archive material, music videos, and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists tell the story of Radiohead, one of the most influential bands of the modern rock era.

  • S04E09 Beastie Boys

    • April 2, 2017
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    Archive material, music videos and exclusive insights from music critics tell the story of the Beastie Boys, the first rap-rock-punk band and one of the most important alternative acts of the last 30 years.

  • S04E10 Green Day

    • April 2, 2017
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    The story of Green Day, who first appeared on the California punk scene as the band Sweet Children. Friends Billy Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt formed the group when they were only 15, playing gigs across the state, and they were still going strong in 2016, when this profile was filmed.

  • S04E11 Genesis

    • April 9, 2017
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    Archive material, music videos, and exclusive insights form leading music critics tell the story of Genesis, from the band's beginnings as progressive rock pioneers to their later shift towards a more pop-oriented sound as music video icons.

  • S04E12 Dusty Springfield

    • April 9, 2017
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    Hailed as Britain's "best ever pop singer" by Rolling Stone, the English-born Dusty Springfield charted several 1960s hits, including "Son of a Preacher Man." Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Dusty Springfield.

  • S04E13 Jefferson Airplane

    • April 16, 2017
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    Leading music critics cast a fresh light on the career of psychedelic pioneers Jefferson Airplane, from helping define the San Francisco Sound to headlining some of the biggest rock festivals of the 1960s.

  • S04E14 Santana

    • April 16, 2017
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    Leading music critics tell the story of Santana, the San Francisco-based Latin rock band that exploded onto the music scene with their breakthrough performance at 1969's Woodstock music festival.

  • S04E15 Grateful Dead

    • April 23, 2017
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    Leading music critics tell the story of the Grateful Dead and how their blend of psychedelia, blues, rock and roll, country, folk, and jazz came together to create their own unique sound.

  • S04E16 Creedence Clearwater Revival

    • April 23, 2017
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    A look at how Creedence Clearwater Revival were the preeminent American singles band of the late 1960s and '70s, thanks largely to John Fogerty's rough, inimitable voice and seemingly bottomless supply of great melodies.

  • S04E17 Neil Diamond

    • July 9, 2017
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    Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Neil Diamond. Rock and roll took American youth by storm in the 1950s and Neil too fell under its spell.

  • S04E18 The Police

    • July 16, 2017
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    Leading music critics cast fresh light on the Police, the band who became globally popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s and are regarded as one of the first new-wave groups to achieve mainstream success, playing a style of rock influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz.

  • S04E19 Talking Heads

    • July 23, 2017
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    This is going to be a fun one! Talking Heads are featured on a new episode of Rock Legends. Headed by the extremely talented David Byrne, Talking Heads provided the world with some of the funkiest dance beats of the 70s and 80s. Will Hodgkinson of The Times describes them perfectly, “It’s party music but it’s intelligent party music.”

  • S04E20 The Pretenders

    • July 30, 2017
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    The Pretenders, originally three Englishmen and an American woman, emerged at the end of the 1970s as one of new wave's most commercially-successful groups. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of the Pretenders.

  • S04E21 Earth, Wind & Fire

    • August 6, 2017
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    Get an inside look into the career of Earth, Wind & Fire, one of the most critically acclaimed funk bands ever! Beginning with their formation in Chicago in the early seventies, leading music critics examine the band’s success throughout the decades. Having sold over 100 million records, they are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time.

  • S04E22 George Michael

    • August 13, 2017
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    Our leading music critics give an insightful look into the career of Grammy Award-winning pop icon George Michael. Watch archival material, and clips from classic music videos, including “I Want Your Sex” and “Too Funky.” Join us as we pay tribute to one of the greatest pop stars of all time.

  • S04E23 Otis Redding

    • August 13, 2017
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    Soul singer Otis Redding is profiled.

Season 5

  • S05E01 Lynyrd Skynyrd

    • April 7, 2018
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  • S05E02 Allman Brothers

    • April 8, 2018
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  • S05E03 The Kinks

    • April 15, 2018
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    The Kinks were a key part of the 1960s British Invasion, and their early hits such as "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night" paved the way for the next decade's hard rock.

  • S05E04 The Ramones

    • April 22, 2018
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  • S05E05 The Byrds

    • April 29, 2018
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    The Byrds pioneer folk rock, combining traditional acoustic music with early Sixties pop; the group's signature sunny melodies, lush harmonies and ringing 12-string guitars make for some of the decade's best singles.

  • S05E06 Yardbirds

    • April 29, 2018
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    Pioneering blues-based combo the Yardbirds introduce three of the most famous guitarists of the rock era: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page; the band's innovations pave the way for psychedelic rock, heavy metal, Southern boogie and even punk.

  • S05E07 Cream

    • May 6, 2018
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    Fronted by Eric Clapton, power trio Cream plays a mix of blues, rock and psychedelia while focusing on chunky riffs and fiery guitar solos; in a mere three years, the band sells 15 million records and redefines the instrumentalist's role in rock.

  • S05E08 Joni Mitchell

    • May 13, 2018
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  • S05E09 Jerry Lee Lewis

    • May 20, 2018
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    Piano-playing rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis becomes famous for his high-energy stage presence and controversial life.

  • S05E10 The Band

    • May 20, 2018
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    With its rock-ribbed, austerely precise arrangements and a catalog of songs that linked American folklore to primal myths, the Band -- four Canadians and a Southerner -- makes music that is both earthy and mystical.

  • S05E11 Blood, Sweat & Tears

    • May 27, 2018
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    Grammy-winning contemporary jazz and rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears took a hiatus from 1981-1984, but has otherwise been active since their founding in 1967.

  • S05E12 James Taylor

    • June 3, 2018
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    Singer-songwriter James Taylor creates music that combines folk, rock and pop sensibilities, including such hit songs as "Fire and Rain" and "Shower the People."

  • S05E13 Chuck Berry

    • June 10, 2018
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    Influential rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry is known for songs including "Maybellene" and "Johnny B. Goode."

  • S05E14 Ray Charles

    • June 17, 2018
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    Blind musician Ray Charles was a pioneer of soul music, integrating rhythm and blues, gospel, pop and country to create hits like "Unchain My Heart," "Hit the Road Jack" and "Georgia on My Mind."

  • S05E15 Buddy Holly

    • June 17, 2018
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    With his signature vocal hiccup and hits like "That'll Be the Day," "Rave On," "Peggy Sue" and "Not Fade Away," Buddy Holly was a rock 'n' roll pioneer, as well as one of the genre's first great singer-songwriters.

  • S05E16 Run DMC

    • June 24, 2018
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    Founded in 1981 in Queens, N.Y., Grammy-nominated hip-hop trio Run-DMC help usher in the genre's increasing popularity in the 1980s.

  • S05E17 Aretha Franklin

    • June 24, 2018
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    Multiple Grammy winner and "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin is known for hits such as "Respect," "Freeway of Love" and "I Say a Little Prayer."

Season 6

Season 7

  • S07E01 American Rock

    • September 12, 2019
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    America was fighting the Vietnam War and protests across the country were widespread and it was during this period of unrest that the driving force behind many artists such as Boston, REO Speedwagon, Styx and many others were formed.

  • S07E02 Birth of Metal

    • September 19, 2019
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    During the '60s flower power movement, peace and love in music no longer reflected the lives of a generation; at the same time, de-industrialization was beginning; a look at artists such as Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Nazareth.

  • S07E03 British Metal

    • September 26, 2019
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    A look at how British metal was born; featuring Judas Priest, Saxon and Iron Maiden.

  • S07E04 Progressive Rock

    • October 3, 2019
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    By the dawn of the 1970s, progressive rock allowed musicians to evolve a single track over a whole side of vinyl, draw on classical sources, and create music in more complex time signatures.

  • S07E05 Jazz Rock

    • October 10, 2019
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    Jazz rock grows out of the artistically ambitious rock subgenres of the late 1960s and early 1970s, and includes extensive improvisation; exploring the music of artists Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers and Boz Scaggs.

  • S07E06 US Heavy Metal

    • October 17, 2019
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    The US heavy metal sound has big hooks, melodic choruses, and monster ballads, with nearly every song featuring one guitar solo. Vocals are melodic, and high-pitched. They also include extensive use of harmonies, particularly in the ballads - slow, emotional songs that gradually build to a strong finale. Lyrics tended to deal with love and lust. This episode features Mötley Crüe, Poison & Ratt.

  • S07E07 Singer Writes the Song

    • October 24, 2019
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    Songwriters have their roots in the folk-acoustic traditions of Celtic European Troubadours from the Middle East and blues and country in the USA. This genre emerged in the 1960's again against the backdrop of political change, and would forge the careers of great artists such as Cat Stevens, Paul Simon, and James Taylor.

  • S07E08 British Rhythm & Blues

    • October 31, 2019
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    The origins of the British Rhythm & Blues were in the jazz, skiffle and folk movements of the 1950s. Chris Barber was one its early figures helping establish the Marquee Club, the key venue for British R&B bands. The 1958 visit of Muddy Waters influenced Blues Incorporated, with other bands emerging including the Animals from Newcastle, the Spencer Davies Group and the Yardbirds from London. British R&B had a harder edge born of black American blues with a gritty, syncopated sound and guitar-heavy mix.

  • S07E09 Women Who Rock

    • November 7, 2019
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    Women have sung on jazz, pop and soul tracks since the 1930s, but when it came to rock, however, there were few women in the 1950s who wrote and performed their own songs. In the 60s, artists such as Grace Slick and Janis Joplin were fronting A-list bands. All-female garage bands, such as The Runaways and Fanny, achieved limited success. As rock developed in the late 60s and 70s alongside the women's liberation movement, women refused to be just the pretty singer or the manufactured glam groups. This episode features bands such as Heart, Suzie Quatro and The Bangles.

  • S07E10 Soft Rock

    • November 14, 2019
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    During the 1960s, rock n roll splintered into a rainbow of genres - musicians were experimenting. Soft rock began as a blend of the progressive rock quest for musicianship and the songwriter's love of pop. It originated in the late 1960s in Southern California and the United Kingdom. The style relied on simple, melodic songs with big, lush productions. This new genre established bands such as Supertramp, ELO & Barclay James Harvest.

  • S07E11 Psychedelic Rock

    • November 21, 2019
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    The sound of psychedelic rock involved electronic instruments, guitar effects, oriental instruments, unconventional song structures, lyrics that referenced drugs or fantasy books, with extended instrumental sections. The genre bridged the transition from early blues and folk-based rock to progressive rock and hard rock. This episode features The Moody Blues, Emerson Lake & Palmer and Traffic.

Season 8

  • S08E01 The Motown Sound

    • June 7, 2020
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    For many music fans, the Motown Sound is the defining sound of 1960s pop, R&B, and soul music; with The Temptations, The Miracles, and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.