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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.
 

Schedule

  • Sun, Feb 17th 7:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Jimi Hendrix
    Hailed by Rolling Stone as the greatest guitarist of all time, Jimi Hendrix was also one of the biggest cultural figures of the Sixties, a psychedelic voodoo child. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Jimi Hendrix.
  • Mon, Feb 18th 6:30 AM 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.
  • Mon, Feb 18th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - The Police
    The Police 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. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the band.
  • Mon, Feb 18th 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Cher
    At the age of 16 Cher dropped out of school and moved to LA. Her determination to be famous would soon get her noticed. She’s a huge, iconic figure of music, film and TV that has seen her career span over 50 years.
  • Tue, Feb 19th 2:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Velvet Underground
    Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Velvet Underground and although they achieved no immediate success in their career, are now regarded as one of the most influential bands of all time and Nico, Cale and Reed each enjoyed solo success on the back of its legacy.
  • Tue, Feb 19th 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - The Byrds
    The Byrds pioneered folk-rock, combining traditional acoustic music with early Sixties pop. The group's signature sunny melodies, lush harmonies, and ringing 12-string guitars - as well as their eventual exploration of psychedelic rock - made for some of the decade's best singles. The band continued to do strong work (including foray into country), establishing a sonic model for many of the Seventies biggest rock bands, including the Eagles, Tom Petty, and the latter-day Fleetwood Mac.
  • Tue, Feb 19th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Joni Mitchell
    Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, responsible for hits such as "Both Sides Now" and "Big Yellow Taxi," is widely considered 1960s and '70s folk royalty. Leading music critics cast fresh light on her career.
  • Wed, Feb 20th 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - The Kinks
    The Kinks were a key part of the 1960s British Invasion, and their early hits - especially "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night" - paved the way for the next decade's hard rock.
  • Wed, Feb 20th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Thanks largely to John Fogerty's rough, inimitable voice and seemingly bottomless supply of great melodies, Creedence Clearwater Revival were the preeminent American singles band of the late Sixties and early Seventies.
  • Thu, Feb 21st 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Run DMC
    Run DMC is a Grammy-nominated hip-hop trio from Queens, New York. Founded in 1981, they are considered among the most influential artists in hip-hop and helped usher in the genre's increasing popularity in the 1980s. Run DMC was the first hip-hop group to go platinum and double-platinum.
  • Thu, Feb 21st 1:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Beach Boys
    One of the most innovative bands ever, the Beach Boys invented California rock. Leading music critics cast fresh light on their career.
  • Thu, Feb 21st 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Earth, Wind & Fire
    Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin and African. They are one of the most successful bands of all time. Leading music critics cast fresh light on their career.
  • Thu, Feb 21st 4:30 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, Feb 22nd 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Yardbirds
    The Yardbirds may not have been as famous as their British Invasion contemporaries the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Who, but the pioneering blues-based combo introduced three of the most famous and influential guitarists of the rock era: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Their innovations - a revved-up instrumental attack, controlled use of feedback, distortion and fuzz paved the way for psychedelic rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, Southern boogie and even punk.
  • Fri, Feb 22nd 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Otis Redding
    Known as the voice of soul music, Otis Redding died in a plane crash at 26 years old. His song "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay" hit No. 1 in 1968. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Otis Redding.
  • Sat, Feb 23rd 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Al Green
    Al Green is known for the hit song "Let's Stay Together," and for leaving his musical career at its height in the 1970s to become a reverend at his own church.
  • Sat, Feb 23rd 1:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Queen
    Queen has dominated musical charts, sold out arenas, and left a legacy of outstanding songs and videos that have shaped popular culture.
  • Sat, Feb 23rd 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Queen
    Queen has dominated musical charts, sold out arenas, and left a legacy of outstanding songs and videos that have shaped popular culture.
  • Sat, Feb 23rd 7:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Queen
    Queen has dominated musical charts, sold out arenas, and left a legacy of outstanding songs and videos that have shaped popular culture.
  • Sun, Feb 24th 5:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Queen
    Queen has dominated musical charts, sold out arenas, and left a legacy of outstanding songs and videos that have shaped popular culture.
  • Sun, Feb 24th 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Chicago
    The self-described "rock and roll band with horns," Chicago is one of the longest-running and most successful rock groups, and one of the world's best-selling groups of all time, having sold more than 100 million records. In 1971, Chicago was the first rock act to sell out Carnegie Hall for a week.
  • Sun, Feb 24th 7:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Pink Floyd
    Pink Floyd, one of the most influential progressive rock bands, released The Dark Side of the Moon in 1973, which became their most critically and commercially successful album.
  • Mon, Feb 25th 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Diana Ross & The Supremes
    America's most successful female vocal group of all time was formed by four Detroit schoolgirls in the late 50s. Diana Ross, Betty McGlown, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson named themselves the Primettes in tribute to the local male group, the Primes - who themselves found fame in the 60s as the Temptations.
  • Mon, Feb 25th 4:00 PM 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.
  • Tue, Feb 26th 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Foreigner
    Foreigner is an English-American rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician and ex-Spooky Tooth member Mick Jones, and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.
  • Tue, Feb 26th 12:00 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.
  • Tue, Feb 26th 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.
  • Tue, Feb 26th 4:30 PM 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."
  • Wed, Feb 27th 3:30 AM 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.
  • Wed, Feb 27th 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Glen Campbell
    Glen Campbell was a country music legend known for such hits as "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Wichita Lineman," and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix."
  • Wed, Feb 27th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Allman Brothers
    The Allman Brothers Band combined deeply Southern strains of music - blues, country, and gospel - with boisterous rock & roll and their jazzy, jam-oriented style. Thus, they created the "New South" sound, drafting a template to be used for decades by everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Marshall Tucker Band to My Morning Jacket and the Drive-By Truckers.
  • Wed, Feb 27th 6:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Joni Mitchell
    Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, responsible for hits such as "Both Sides Now" and "Big Yellow Taxi," is widely considered 1960s and '70s folk royalty. Leading music critics cast fresh light on her career.
  • Thu, Feb 28th 2:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Joni Mitchell
    Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, responsible for hits such as "Both Sides Now" and "Big Yellow Taxi," is widely considered 1960s and '70s folk royalty. Leading music critics cast fresh light on her career.
  • Thu, Feb 28th 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Journey
    Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The band has gone through several phases; its strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987.
  • Thu, Feb 28th 4:00 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."
  • Thu, Feb 28th 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Rod Stewart
    Rod Stewart took to the blues circuit early in his career and became the first solo artist to achieve the number 1 position in both the US and the UK after releasing his 3rd album, Every Picture Tells A Story. Rock Legends Rod Stewart tells the story of one of Britain's enduring rock stars.
  • Fri, Mar 1st 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Little Richard
    Known for his flamboyant performances, Little Richard's hit songs from the mid-1950s were defining moments in the development of rock 'n' roll.
  • Fri, Mar 1st 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.
  • Fri, Mar 1st 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Black Sabbath
    A behind the scenes look at heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath, who created a sound so unique that it will live on forever.
  • Sat, Mar 2nd 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Marvin Gaye
    Born in 1939, in Washington, D.C., Marvin Gaye sang in his father's church and in the Moonglows before signing with Motown. He recorded songs by Smokey Robinson before becoming his own producer on the protest album What's Going On. Gaye was killed in 1984 during a domestic dispute with his father.
  • Sat, Mar 2nd 3:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Thanks largely to John Fogerty's rough, inimitable voice and seemingly bottomless supply of great melodies, Creedence Clearwater Revival were the preeminent American singles band of the late Sixties and early Seventies.
  • Sat, Mar 2nd 3:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Eagles
    With five number one singles, 14 Top 40 hits, and four number one albums, the Eagles were among the most successful recording artists of the 1970s. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of the Eagles.
  • Sat, Mar 2nd 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Queen
    Queen has dominated musical charts, sold out arenas, and left a legacy of outstanding songs and videos that have shaped popular culture.
  • Sun, Mar 3rd 3:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Queen
    Queen has dominated musical charts, sold out arenas, and left a legacy of outstanding songs and videos that have shaped popular culture.
  • Sun, Mar 3rd 4:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Eagles
    With five number one singles, 14 Top 40 hits, and four number one albums, the Eagles were among the most successful recording artists of the 1970s. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of the Eagles.
  • Sun, Mar 3rd 4:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Thanks largely to John Fogerty's rough, inimitable voice and seemingly bottomless supply of great melodies, Creedence Clearwater Revival were the preeminent American singles band of the late Sixties and early Seventies.
  • Sun, Mar 3rd 6:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Pat Benatar
    Pat Benatar was born on January 10, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York. After high school, she married her boyfriend and moved to Virginia. Unhappy with domestic life, the couple divorced, and Benatar moved back to New York. She worked the club scene and found her guitarist and future husband Neil Giraldo.
  • Sun, Mar 3rd 2:00 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.
  • Sun, Mar 3rd 2:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Yardbirds
    The Yardbirds may not have been as famous as their British Invasion contemporaries the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Who, but the pioneering blues-based combo introduced three of the most famous and influential guitarists of the rock era: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Their innovations - a revved-up instrumental attack, controlled use of feedback, distortion and fuzz paved the way for psychedelic rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, Southern boogie and even punk.
  • Sun, Mar 3rd 7:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Paul Simon
    Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of award-winning American singer songwriter Paul Simon, whose fame, influence and success began as part of duo Simon & Garfunkel.
  • Mon, Mar 4th 5:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Jethro Tull
    Named for no apparent reason after an 18th-century British agronomist who invented the machine drill for sowing seed, Jethro Tull has been one of the most commercially successful, and eccentric, progressive-rock bands. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the band’s career.

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