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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.

 

From the Rock Legends blog:

Rock Legends – George Michael

Listen to leading music critics, as they give an insightful look into the career of Grammy Award-winning pop icon George Michael. Read more...

Rock Legends – Earth, Wind & Fire

Get an inside look into the career of Earth, Wind & Fire, one of the most critically acclaimed funk bands of the seventies. Read more...

Rock Legends – The Pretenders

Leading music critics explore The Pretenders' successful and expansive career, beginning in the late seventies. Read more...

Schedule

  • Fri, Aug 18th 2:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Prince
    A fascinating look at the life and music of Prince, the flamboyant singer-songwriter whose 1984 album Purple Rain sold more than 13 million copies in the United States.
  • Fri, Aug 18th 8:30 AM 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.
  • Sat, Aug 19th 3:00 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, Aug 19th 3:30 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, Aug 19th 4:00 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.
  • Sat, Aug 19th 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.
  • Sat, Aug 19th 5:00 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.
  • Sat, Aug 19th 5:30 PM 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.
  • Sat, Aug 19th 6:00 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.
  • Sat, Aug 19th 6:30 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.
  • Sun, Aug 20th 5:00 AM 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.
  • Sun, Aug 20th 5:30 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, Aug 20th 7:30 PM 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.
  • Sun, Aug 20th 8:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - George Michael
    This program features archive material, music videos "I Want Your Sex" and "Too Funky" and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists.
  • Sun, Aug 20th 8:30 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.
  • Sun, Aug 20th 11:30 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.
  • Mon, Aug 21st 8:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Beastie Boys
    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.
  • Tue, Aug 22nd 8:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Amy Winehouse
    Despite living a tragically short life, Amy had a significant impact on the music industry and is a recognized name around the world. Her unique voice and fusion of styles left a musical legacy that will live long in the memory of everyone her music has touched.
  • Tue, Aug 22nd 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.
  • Wed, Aug 23rd 8:30 AM 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.
  • Wed, Aug 23rd 8:00 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.
  • Thu, Aug 24th 2:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Elton John
    This documentary follows Elton John’s journey from budding songwriter to his 70s peak as the one of the most prolific artists of his generation, his flamboyant costumes and classic songs and closing with being one of the very few musicians who can still top the charts 45 years into their career.
  • Thu, Aug 24th 8:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Neil Diamond
    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.
  • Fri, Aug 25th 2:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Nine Inch Nails
    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.
  • Fri, Aug 25th 8:30 AM 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.
  • Fri, Aug 25th 2:20 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Bon Jovi
    Classic music videos, news archives and leading music critics shine a spotlight on the long and storied career of New Jersy's Bon Jovi.
  • Sat, Aug 26th 1:00 PM 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.
  • Sat, Aug 26th 1:30 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.
  • Sat, Aug 26th 2:00 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.
  • Sun, Aug 27th 4:30 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, Aug 27th 5:00 AM 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, Aug 27th 5:30 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.
  • Mon, Aug 28th 5:15 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.
  • Mon, Aug 28th 8:30 AM 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.
  • Mon, Aug 28th 2:30 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.
  • Tue, Aug 29th 1:40 AM 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.
  • Tue, Aug 29th 8:30 AM 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.
  • Wed, Aug 30th 8:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Eurythmics
    Eurythmics gained world wide popularity with the release of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" after developing a new and unique sound with the use of synthesizers. Rock Legends gives you the history of this band including featuring archival music videos.
  • Thu, Aug 31st 8:30 AM 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, Aug 31st 2:30 PM 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.
  • Fri, Sep 1st 2:00 AM 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.
  • Fri, Sep 1st 8:30 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".
  • Sat, Sep 2nd 5:00 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.
  • Sat, Sep 2nd 5:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - George Michael
    This program features archive material, music videos "I Want Your Sex" and "Too Funky" and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists.
  • Sat, Sep 2nd 6:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Amy Winehouse
    Despite living a tragically short life, Amy had a significant impact on the music industry and is a recognized name around the world. Her unique voice and fusion of styles left a musical legacy that will live long in the memory of everyone her music has touched.
  • Sun, Sep 3rd 5:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Amy Winehouse
    Despite living a tragically short life, Amy had a significant impact on the music industry and is a recognized name around the world. Her unique voice and fusion of styles left a musical legacy that will live long in the memory of everyone her music has touched.

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