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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

  • Wed, Oct 24th 2:30 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.
  • Wed, Oct 24th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Radiohead
    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.
  • Wed, Oct 24th 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Insights from music critics and showcasing their classic music videos.
  • Wed, Oct 24th 9:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Steve Miller Band
    The Steve Miller Band is an American rock band formed in 1966 in San Francisco, California. The band is led by Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals. It is best known today for a string of (mainly) mid-to late-1970s hit singles that are staples of classic rock radio, as well as several earlier psychedelic rock albums.
  • Thu, Oct 25th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - U2
    Rock Legends U2 tells the story of one of the world's biggest bands, featuring insights from music critics and showcasing classic music videos.
  • Thu, Oct 25th 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Dusty Springfield
    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 her career.
  • Thu, Oct 25th 7:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Neil Young
    Neil Young is one of the most influential songwriters and guitarists of his generation, known for recording such favorites as 'Old Man,' 'Harvest Moon' and 'Heart of Gold.' Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Neil Young.
  • Fri, Oct 26th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Grateful Dead
    Leading music critics tell the story of the Grateful Dead and how their blend of psychedelia, blues, rock 'n' roll, country, folk, and jazz came together to create their own unique sound.
  • Fri, Oct 26th 4:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - The Pretenders
    The Pretenders, originally three Englishmen and an American woman, emerged at the close of the '70s as one of the new wave's most commercially successful groups. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of The Pretenders.
  • Fri, Oct 26th 5:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Guns 'N' Roses
    Guns 'N' Roses shocked and awed upon their arrival on the 80s rock scene with the worldwide hits "Welcome To The Jungle" and "Paradise City".
  • Sat, Oct 27th 11:30 AM 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, Oct 27th 1:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - The Doors
    The Doors, one of the most influential and controversial rock bands of the 1960s, were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by UCLA film students Ray Manzarek, keyboards, and Jim Morrison, vocals; with drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of The Doors.
  • Sat, Oct 27th 5:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - The Doors
    The Doors, one of the most influential and controversial rock bands of the 1960s, were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by UCLA film students Ray Manzarek, keyboards, and Jim Morrison, vocals; with drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of The Doors.
  • Sat, Oct 27th 9:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - The Doors
    The Doors, one of the most influential and controversial rock bands of the 1960s, were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by UCLA film students Ray Manzarek, keyboards, and Jim Morrison, vocals; with drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of The Doors.
  • Sun, Oct 28th 12:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Jefferson Airplane
    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.
  • Sun, Oct 28th 12:30 AM 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.
  • Sun, Oct 28th 1:00 AM 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.
  • Sun, Oct 28th 1:30 AM 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, Oct 28th 2:00 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.
  • Sun, Oct 28th 2:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Janis Joplin
    Janis Joplin rose to fame in the late 1960s and was known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals. She died of an accidental drug overdose in 1970. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Janis Joplin.
  • Sun, Oct 28th 3:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - The Who
    The Who were the godfathers of punk and pioneers of rock opera, and were among the first rock groups to integrate synthesizers. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of The Who.
  • Sun, Oct 28th 3:30 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, Oct 28th 4:00 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.
  • Sun, Oct 28th 4:30 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.
  • Sun, Oct 28th 5:00 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.
  • Sun, Oct 28th 5:30 AM 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.
  • Mon, Oct 29th 4:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Jefferson Airplane
    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.
  • Mon, Oct 29th 4:30 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.
  • Tue, Oct 30th 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.
  • Tue, Oct 30th 4:30 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.
  • Premiere Tue, Oct 30th 8:00 PM 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.
  • Tue, Oct 30th 11:30 PM 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.
  • Wed, Oct 31st 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.
  • Wed, Oct 31st 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.
  • Wed, Oct 31st 4:30 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.
  • Wed, Oct 31st 9:30 PM 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, Nov 1st 2:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Dire Straits
    Rock Legends gives you the history of how Mark and David Knopfler formed Dire Straits, gained popularity, and how it ended after the band broke up with Mark focusing on his solo career. Get exclusive insights and catch music videos "Brothers In Arms" and "Calling Elvis".
  • Thu, Nov 1st 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.
  • Thu, Nov 1st 4:30 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.
  • Thu, Nov 1st 7:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - The Clash
    The Clash began their meteoric rise in 1976, growing out of the early punk scene of West London, The Clash were the ultimate, punk rock band. They combined intelligence with anger and with sheer poetry and beauty. The Clash still influences artists world-wide today.
  • Fri, Nov 2nd 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.
  • Fri, Nov 2nd 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."
  • Fri, Nov 2nd 5:00 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."
  • Sun, Nov 4th 5:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Tom Petty
    Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Tom Petty, one of the great American songwriters.

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