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Rock Legends

Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, archival news footage and performances each story will reveal the unique aspect of these iconic stars.
 

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Schedule

  • Sun, Aug 19th 2:15 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Santana
    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.
  • Mon, Aug 20th 1:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Genesis
    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.
  • Mon, Aug 20th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Talking Heads
    Talking Heads were an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Talking Heads.
  • Mon, Aug 20th 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Aretha Franklin
    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."
  • Tue, Aug 21st 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Buddy Holly
    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 & roll pioneer. His playful, mock-ingenuous singing, with slides between falsetto and regular voice, was a major influence on Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, and numerous imitators. When he died in an airplane crash at 22, he had been recording for less than two years.
  • Tue, Aug 21st 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Chuck Berry
    Chuck Berry was one of the most influential rock 'n' roll performers in music history. He's known for songs including "Maybellene" and "Johnny B. Goode."
  • Wed, Aug 22nd 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Cream
    Fronted by Eric Clapton, Cream was the prototypical power trio, playing a mix of blues, rock and psychedelia while focusing on chunky riffs and fiery guitar solos. In a mere three years, the band sold 15 million records, played to SRO crowds throughout the U.S. and Europe, and redefined the instrumentalist's role in rock.
  • Wed, Aug 22nd 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - James Taylor
    Singer-songwriter James Taylor creates music that combines folk, rock and pop sensibilities. His hit songs include "Fire and Rain" and "Shower the People."
  • Thu, Aug 23rd 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Jerry Lee Lewis
    Jerry Lee Lewis is a piano-playing rock 'n roll pioneer famous for his high energy stage presence and controversial life.
  • Thu, Aug 23rd 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Ray Charles
    Ray Charles was a pioneer of soul music, integrating R&B, gospel, pop and country to create hits like "Unchain My Heart," "Hit the Road Jack" and "Georgia on My Mind." A blind genius, he is considered one of the greatest artists of all time.
  • Thu, Aug 23rd 7:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - The Mamas and Papas
    The Mamas and Papas were a four-piece folk act whose high harmonies and blend of easygoing, trippy originals with nicely stylized covers virtually soundtracked the late '60s. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of The Mamas and Papas.
  • Thu, Aug 23rd 7:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - The Monkees
    Formed in Los Angeles in 1965 for the American television series The Monkees, the musical acting quartet was composed of Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork and British actor and singer Davy Jones. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of The Monkees.
  • Fri, Aug 24th 1:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Johnny Cash
    A documentary that sweeps you along with the flow of musical genius that is Johnny Cash. From his family's poverty in the Great Depression to touring with Elvis and becoming a legend in his own right. We see his reinvention for a whole new generation with Rick Rubin and how 'Hurt' became the epitaph to his amazing life and career.
  • Fri, Aug 24th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Blood, Sweat & Tears
    Blood, Sweat & Tears (BS&T) is a Grammy-winning contemporary jazz and rock group from New York City. Although they took a hiatus from 1981-1984, they have otherwise been active since their founding in 1967. BS&T has changed members numerous times over the years, but has still issued over two dozen live, studio, and compilation albums.
  • Fri, Aug 24th 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - The Band
    With its rock-ribbed, austerely precise arrangements and a catalogue of songs that linked American folklore to primal myths, the Band - four Canadians and a Southerner - made music that was both earthy and mystical.
  • Sat, Aug 25th 10:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Aerosmith
    A look back at one of America's biggest selling American rock band of all time and Aerosmith's journey through the years as well as exclusive insight and music videos including "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing."
  • Sun, Aug 26th 5:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - David Bowie
    Exploring the life and career of musician and actor David Bowie, who returned to the top of the charts in 2013 with The Next Day, his first album in a decade. Music critics and DJs offer their thoughts on the London-born artist's colorful career and enduring success.

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