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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. All-new episodes of Rock Legends premiere Sundays at 8:30/7:30c only on AXS TV!
 

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Schedule

  • Wed, Jul 8th 8:00 AM 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, Jul 8th 1:05 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, Jul 8th 7:30 PM 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.
  • Wed, Jul 8th 8:00 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.
  • Wed, Jul 8th 11:00 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.
  • Thu, Jul 9th 2:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Bee Gees
    The Bee Gees their first record deal in 1963 with Festival Records, March 1978 saw the Bee Gees occupy the two top positions on the US charts with "Night Fever" and "Staying Alive". Having won five Grammy awards for Saturday Night Fever, the Bee Gees were a worldwide sensation. Journalists and critics examine the rise of The Bee Gees.
  • Thu, Jul 9th 8:00 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.
  • Thu, Jul 9th 11:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - INXS
    Interviews, news archives, and performance tell the story of INXS, Australia's all-time most successful rock band, and one of its most important and best-known rock exports.
  • Thu, Jul 9th 7:30 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, Jul 10th 2:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Coldplay
    Originally formed as Pectorals, Coldplay has gone on to worldwide fame and has had numerous successful hits.
  • Fri, Jul 10th 8:00 AM 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."
  • Fri, Jul 10th 11:20 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.
  • Sat, Jul 11th 8:00 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.
  • Sat, Jul 11th 6:00 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, Jul 11th 8:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Crosby Stills Nash & Young
    The members of rock's first supergroup each had successful recording careers before coming together: Crosby with the Byrds, Stills and Young with Buffalo Springfield, and Nash with the Hollies. Leading music critics cast fresh light on their career.
  • Sun, Jul 12th 4:15 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.
  • Sun, Jul 12th 8:00 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.
  • Sun, Jul 12th 10:30 AM 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".
  • Premiere Sun, Jul 12th 8:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Metalheads
    With Featuring Motörhead, Testament, and AC/DC. Metal combines overdriven guitars with heavy drums, often double bass drums, bass lines working with and against guitar lines and vocals from voices at the limit of their power. In blues, the raw voice might sing over the gentle acoustic guitar or the mellow church organ. In hard rock, the overdriven guitar might howl against the slower groove of bass and drums. In metal, everything is at "10."
  • Mon, Jul 13th 1:15 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Metalheads
    With Featuring Motörhead, Testament, and AC/DC. Metal combines overdriven guitars with heavy drums, often double bass drums, bass lines working with and against guitar lines and vocals from voices at the limit of their power. In blues, the raw voice might sing over the gentle acoustic guitar or the mellow church organ. In hard rock, the overdriven guitar might howl against the slower groove of bass and drums. In metal, everything is at "10."
  • Mon, Jul 13th 8:00 AM 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.
  • Mon, Jul 13th 1:05 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.
  • Tue, Jul 14th 2:00 AM 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.
  • Tue, Jul 14th 2:30 AM 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.
  • Tue, Jul 14th 8:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Lynyrd Skynyrd rose to prominence in 1973 full of regional pride and stressing cocky, boisterous hard rock. Their signature song, "Freebird," complete with its fiery five-minute, three-guitar solo, is easily the most requested live song in existence. When the band broke up in 1977, after Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines died in a plane crash, rock suffered a tremendous loss.
  • Tue, Jul 14th 7:30 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.
  • Wed, Jul 15th 2:00 AM 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".
  • Wed, Jul 15th 2:30 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."
  • Wed, Jul 15th 8:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Ramones
    A group of "brothers" from Forest Hills, Queens, the Ramones helped invent punk rock by mastering a simple but extremely effective sound - a combination of speedy grooves, sing-along tunes and deadpan lyrics that achieved a kind of boneheaded genius. The sound influenced thousands of bands and proved so durable that the Ramones more or less stuck to it for their entire career.
  • Wed, Jul 15th 7:30 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, Jul 15th 8:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Metalheads
    With Featuring Motörhead, Testament, and AC/DC. Metal combines overdriven guitars with heavy drums, often double bass drums, bass lines working with and against guitar lines and vocals from voices at the limit of their power. In blues, the raw voice might sing over the gentle acoustic guitar or the mellow church organ. In hard rock, the overdriven guitar might howl against the slower groove of bass and drums. In metal, everything is at "10."
  • Thu, Jul 16th 8:00 AM 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, Jul 16th 11:10 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.
  • Thu, Jul 16th 1:10 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Singer Writes the Song
    Songwriters have their roots in the folk-acoustic traditions of Celtic European Troubadours from the Middle East and blues and country in the USA. This genre emerged in the 1960's again against the backdrop of political change, and would forge the careers of great artists such as Cat Stevens, Paul Simon, and James Taylor.
  • Thu, Jul 16th 7:30 PM 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.
  • Fri, Jul 17th 2:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Coldplay
    Originally formed as Pectorals, Coldplay has gone on to worldwide fame and has had numerous successful hits.
  • Fri, Jul 17th 8:00 AM 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, Jul 17th 11:10 AM ET
    Rock Legends - British Metal
    Music offered an escape from the drudgery of real life, if not a direct route to fame and riches. They came from tough working-class backgrounds. Factory work or mining were starting to vanish. At the same time, British punk was born and spread outwards, its anger and nihilistic world view the antithesis of everything that had gone before. British Heavy Metal made itself known. This episode features bands such as Judas Priest, Saxon and Iron Maiden.
  • Fri, Jul 17th 1:05 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.
  • Fri, Jul 17th 9:15 PM ET
    Rock Legends - American Rock
    American rock has its foundations firmly in rock and roll, and infused a variety of musical genres of the time. America was fighting the Vietnam War and protests across the country were widespread. It was during this period of unrest that the driving force behind many artists such as Boston, REO Speedwagon, Styx and many others were formed.
  • Sat, Jul 18th 2:30 AM 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.
  • Sat, Jul 18th 8:00 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.
  • Sat, Jul 18th 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, Jul 18th 10:20 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, Jul 19th 8:00 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.
  • Sun, Jul 19th 10:30 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.
  • Premiere Sun, Jul 19th 8:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - US Punk Rock
    With The New York Dolls, The Ramones, and The Dead Kennedys. A stripped back sound. Fast and loud. Punk played cheap. Fender guitars at full volume, so the notes came out distorted by overdrive. This stripped-down amateur sound rejected musical virtuosity in favor of simple chord changes, energy, commitment, anger, and noise. The lyrics are frank, confrontational, and often political.
  • Sun, Jul 19th 11:35 PM ET
    Rock Legends - US Punk Rock
    With The New York Dolls, The Ramones, and The Dead Kennedys. A stripped back sound. Fast and loud. Punk played cheap. Fender guitars at full volume, so the notes came out distorted by overdrive. This stripped-down amateur sound rejected musical virtuosity in favor of simple chord changes, energy, commitment, anger, and noise. The lyrics are frank, confrontational, and often political.
  • Mon, Jul 20th 4:25 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.
  • Mon, Jul 20th 8:00 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, Jul 20th 1:05 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Soft Rock
    During the 1960s, rock n roll splintered into a rainbow of genres - musicians were experimenting. Soft rock began as a blend of the progressive rock quest for musicianship and the songwriter's love of pop. It originated in the late 1960s in Southern California and the United Kingdom. The style relied on simple, melodic songs with big, lush productions. This new genre established bands such as Supertramp, ELO & Barclay James Harvest.
  • Mon, Jul 20th 7:30 PM 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.
  • Tue, Jul 21st 2:20 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.
  • Tue, Jul 21st 8:00 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, Jul 21st 1:05 PM ET
    Rock Legends - British Rhythm & Blues
    The origins of the British Rhythm & Blues were in the jazz, skiffle and folk movements of the 1950s. Chris Barber was one its early figures helping establish the Marquee Club, the key venue for British R&B bands. The 1958 visit of Muddy Waters influenced Blues Incorporated, with other bands emerging including the Animals from Newcastle, the Spencer Davies Group and the Yardbirds from London. British R&B had a harder edge born of black American blues with a gritty, syncopated sound and guitar-heavy mix.
  • Tue, Jul 21st 7:30 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.
  • Wed, Jul 22nd 2:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Iron Maiden
    With sales near the 90 million mark and a career spanning over four decades, Iron Maiden are giants of the metal scene. Featuring archive material, music videos like "Running Free" and "Run To The Hills," and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists.
  • Wed, Jul 22nd 2:30 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.
  • Wed, Jul 22nd 8:00 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.
  • Wed, Jul 22nd 1:05 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Progressive Rock
    By the dawn of the seventies, progressive rock freed bands of the limitations of four-minute songs, allowing musicians to evolve a single track over a whole side of vinyl, draw on classical sources and create music in more complex, time signatures. Moog Synthesizers were portable and affordable, allowing bands to create orchestral effects. Such devices added a spectrum of new sounds and possibilities for musicians. This new world brought artists such as Rush, Yes & Atomic Rooster into the mainstream.
  • Wed, Jul 22nd 7:30 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.
  • Wed, Jul 22nd 8:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - US Punk Rock
    With The New York Dolls, The Ramones, and The Dead Kennedys. A stripped back sound. Fast and loud. Punk played cheap. Fender guitars at full volume, so the notes came out distorted by overdrive. This stripped-down amateur sound rejected musical virtuosity in favor of simple chord changes, energy, commitment, anger, and noise. The lyrics are frank, confrontational, and often political.
  • Thu, Jul 23rd 8:00 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, Jul 23rd 11:20 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.
  • Thu, Jul 23rd 1:05 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Women Who Rock
    Women have sung on jazz, pop and soul tracks since the 1930s, but when it came to rock, however, there were few women in the 1950s who wrote and performed their own songs. In the 60s, artists such as Grace Slick and Janis Joplin were fronting A-list bands. All-female garage bands, such as The Runaways and Fanny, achieved limited success. As rock developed in the late 60s and 70s alongside the women's liberation movement, women refused to be just the pretty singer or the manufactured glam groups. This episode features bands such as Heart, Suzie Quatro and The Bangles.
  • Thu, Jul 23rd 7:30 PM 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.
  • Fri, Jul 24th 2:00 AM 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.
  • Fri, Jul 24th 8:00 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.
  • Fri, Jul 24th 1:10 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, Jul 24th 9:20 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.
  • Sat, Jul 25th 2:20 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.
  • Sat, Jul 25th 8:00 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.
  • Sat, Jul 25th 11:10 AM ET
    Rock Legends - ZZ Top
    ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Groves, Texas. The band has, since 1970, consisted of bassist and vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard. "As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers", according to musician, critic and collector Michael "Cub" Koda. "Gibbons is one of America's finest blues guitarists working in the arena rock idiom, while Hill and Beard provide the ultimate rhythm section support."
  • Sun, Jul 26th 8:00 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."
  • Sun, Jul 26th 10:30 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.
  • Premiere Sun, Jul 26th 8:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Alt Rock
    With The Smashing Pumpkins, Jane's Addiction, and Soundgarden. Emerging from the independent music underground of the 1970s, Alt Rock became widely popular in the 1980s. The music was unified by collective debt to the musical style and/or the independent, DIY ethos of punk rock, which laid the groundwork for alternative music. Throughout the 1980s, magazines, college radio airplay, and word of mouth had increased the prominence and highlighted the diversity of alternative rock. With the breakthrough of Nirvana, grunge and Britpop movements in the 1990s, it entered the mainstream.
  • Sun, Jul 26th 11:40 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Alt Rock
    With The Smashing Pumpkins, Jane's Addiction, and Soundgarden. Emerging from the independent music underground of the 1970s, Alt Rock became widely popular in the 1980s. The music was unified by collective debt to the musical style and/or the independent, DIY ethos of punk rock, which laid the groundwork for alternative music. Throughout the 1980s, magazines, college radio airplay, and word of mouth had increased the prominence and highlighted the diversity of alternative rock. With the breakthrough of Nirvana, grunge and Britpop movements in the 1990s, it entered the mainstream.
  • Mon, Jul 27th 4:30 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 27th 8:00 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.
  • Mon, Jul 27th 7:30 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.
  • Tue, Jul 28th 8:00 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.
  • Wed, Jul 29th 2:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Meat Loaf
    Known for the Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums, Meat Loaf is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, as well as an accomplished actor. Interviews, archival news footage, and performances reveal this unique, iconic artist.
  • Wed, Jul 29th 8:00 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.
  • Wed, Jul 29th 11:20 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.
  • Wed, Jul 29th 1:10 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Psychedelic Rock
    The sound of psychedelic rock involved electronic instruments, guitar effects, oriental instruments, unconventional song structures, lyrics that referenced drugs or fantasy books, with extended instrumental sections. The genre bridged the transition from early blues and folk-based rock to progressive rock and hard rock. This episode features The Moody Blues, Emerson Lake & Palmer and Traffic.
  • Wed, Jul 29th 8:00 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Alt Rock
    With The Smashing Pumpkins, Jane's Addiction, and Soundgarden. Emerging from the independent music underground of the 1970s, Alt Rock became widely popular in the 1980s. The music was unified by collective debt to the musical style and/or the independent, DIY ethos of punk rock, which laid the groundwork for alternative music. Throughout the 1980s, magazines, college radio airplay, and word of mouth had increased the prominence and highlighted the diversity of alternative rock. With the breakthrough of Nirvana, grunge and Britpop movements in the 1990s, it entered the mainstream.
  • Wed, Jul 29th 11:20 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Alt Rock
    With The Smashing Pumpkins, Jane's Addiction, and Soundgarden. Emerging from the independent music underground of the 1970s, Alt Rock became widely popular in the 1980s. The music was unified by collective debt to the musical style and/or the independent, DIY ethos of punk rock, which laid the groundwork for alternative music. Throughout the 1980s, magazines, college radio airplay, and word of mouth had increased the prominence and highlighted the diversity of alternative rock. With the breakthrough of Nirvana, grunge and Britpop movements in the 1990s, it entered the mainstream.
  • Thu, Jul 30th 8:00 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.
  • Thu, Jul 30th 7:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Tom Petty
    Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Tom Petty, one of the great American songwriters.
  • Fri, Jul 31st 2:00 AM ET
    Rock Legends - Peter Gabriel
    Interviews, news archives, and performances explore the career of Peter Gabriel from his time in Genesis to his platinum-selling solo career.
  • Fri, Jul 31st 8:00 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."
  • Fri, Jul 31st 1:05 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.
  • Sat, Aug 1st 8:00 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.
  • Sat, Aug 1st 11:20 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.
  • Sun, Aug 2nd 4:20 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, Aug 2nd 8:00 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.
  • Premiere Sun, Aug 2nd 8:30 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Songs for the People
    With Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie, and Pete Seeger. Protest songs about the conditions experienced in the 1920s and 1930s were written using traditional folk hillbilly/bluegrass traditions. Acts such as The Freedom Singers were overthrowing 50s attitudes, bringing issues such as the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s and early 60s into focus. This gave folk music a tremendous strength in the US.
  • Sun, Aug 2nd 11:35 PM ET
    Rock Legends - Songs for the People
    With Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie, and Pete Seeger. Protest songs about the conditions experienced in the 1920s and 1930s were written using traditional folk hillbilly/bluegrass traditions. Acts such as The Freedom Singers were overthrowing 50s attitudes, bringing issues such as the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s and early 60s into focus. This gave folk music a tremendous strength in the US.

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