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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.

 

Summer 2017 Lineup

July 9th – Neil Diamond
July 16th – The Police
July 23rd – Talking Heads
July 30th – The Pretenders
August 6th – Earth, Wind & Fire
August 13th – George Michael

From the Rock Legends blog:

Rock Legends – Talking Heads | Premieres July 23

Discover what made Talking Heads one of the funkiest new wave bands of their time. Read more...

Rock Legends – The Police

Get a look into the English new wave band, The Police, and learn what made them so successful. Read more...

Rock Legends – Neil Diamond

Leading music critics cast fresh light on the life and career of iconic singer-songwriter Neil Diamond. Read more...

Schedule

  • Sun, Jul 23rd 8:00 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.
  • Premiere Sun, Jul 23rd 8:30 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.
  • Mon, Jul 24th 12:30 AM 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, Jul 24th 8:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Green Day
    Green Day first appeared on the California punk scene as the band Sweet Children. Friends Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt formed the group when they were only 15, playing gigs across the state, and the band are still going strong today.
  • Tue, Jul 25th 8:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - The Carpenters
    A popular brother-and-sister team, the Carpenters sold millions of hit records in the early '70s. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of The Carpenters.
  • Wed, Jul 26th 8:30 AM 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.
  • Wed, Jul 26th 8:30 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, Jul 27th 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.
  • Fri, Jul 28th 8:30 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.
  • Sat, Jul 29th 2:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Fleetwood Mac
    Rock Legends features archive material, music videos "Dreams" and "Landslide" to detail the storied career of Fleetwood Mac.
  • Sun, Jul 30th 7:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Eric Clapton
    Rock Legends Eric Clapton tells the story of one of Britain's enduring rock stars, featuring insights from music critics and showcasing classic music videos.
  • Sun, Jul 30th 8:00 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.
  • Premiere Sun, Jul 30th 8:30 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.
  • Sun, Jul 30th 11:30 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.
  • Mon, Jul 31st 8:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Bryan Ferry
    Rock Legends Bryan Ferry tells the story of one of Britain's most enduring rock icons and features music videos and archive material.
  • Tue, Aug 1st 8:30 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.
  • Wed, Aug 2nd 8:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Depeche Mode
    Depeche Mode formed as the 70s came to an end and as electronic music became a new revolution. Featuring archive material, music videos - "I Feel Loved", "Wrong" as well as exclusive insights from music critics and journalists John Aizlewood, Danielle Perry, Will Hodgkinson and Camilla Pia.
  • Wed, Aug 2nd 8:30 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.
  • Thu, Aug 3rd 8:30 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.
  • Fri, Aug 4th 2:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Foo Fighters
    With a career of over two decades and album sales over 11 million, Foo Fighters are giants in the world of contemporary rock. Featuring archive material, music videos "Best Of You" and "Monkey Wrench" including exclusive insights from media critics.
  • Fri, Aug 4th 8:30 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Blondie
    The perfect punk pop band fronted by the most iconic woman in music. Always creating, never following, always setting trends. After forming in the 1970s, Blondie continue to make music and tour the world.
  • Sat, Aug 5th 7:00 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.
  • Sat, Aug 5th 10:30 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 6th 8:00 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.
  • Premiere Sun, Aug 6th 8:30 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.
  • Mon, Aug 7th 12:30 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.

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