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Rock Legends

This show gives viewers more information of the lives of those that are famous rock musicians. The viewers will get to learn about their early life as well as the rise to fame. Musicians that have been featured on this show include Mick Jagger.

Mondays 8:30 PM et/pt on AXStv
8 Seasons, 92 Episodes
June 3, 2014
Celebrity & Entertainment, Documentary & Biography, Music
7.6/10
Cast: Cal Seville, John Aizlewood, Will Hodgkinson, Joe Forrester
Rock Legends
Episodes

Rock Legends Full Episode Guide

  • 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."

  • Singer-songwriter James Taylor creates music that combines folk, rock and pop sensibilities, including such hit songs as "Fire and Rain" and "Shower the People."

  • Grammy-winning contemporary jazz and rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears took a hiatus from 1981-1984, but has otherwise been active since their founding in 1967.

  • With its rock-ribbed, austerely precise arrangements and a catalog of songs that linked American folklore to primal myths, the Band -- four Canadians and a Southerner -- makes music that is both earthy and mystical.

  • Piano-playing rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis becomes famous for his high-energy stage presence and controversial life.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Kinks were a key part of the 1960s British Invasion, and their early hits such as "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night" paved the way for the next decade's hard rock.

  • This program features archive material, music videos "I Want Your Sex" and "Too Funky" and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thanks mainly to John Fogerty's rough, inimitable voice and seemingly endless supply of great melodies, Creedence Clearwater Revival were the superior American singles band of the late Sixties and early Seventies.

  • Top music critics reveal the story of the Grateful Dead and how their mix of psychedelia, blues, rock 'n' roll, country, folk, and jazz came together to make up their own unique sound.

  • Top music critics reveal the story of Santana, the San Francisco-based Latin rock group that exploded onto the music scene with their revolutionary performance at 1969's Woodstock music festival.

  • Top music critics direct a fresh light on the career of psychedelic pioneers Jefferson Airplane from helping invent the San Francisco Sound to headlining some of the greatest rock festivals of the 1960s.

  • Archive material, music videos, and exclusive insights form top music critics reveal the tale of Genesis.

  • Known as Britain's "best ever pop singer" by Rolling Stone, the English native Dusty Springfield charted many 1960s hits, including "Son of a Preacher Man."

  • 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.

  • The brilliantly modern and influential band Radiohead is spotlighted.

  • Archive material, music videos, and exclusive insights from music critics and journalists tell the story of Phil Collins from his time as a member of Genesis to his career as one of only three solo artists to sell more than 100 million records.

  • Classic music videos, news archives and top music critics shine a spotlight on the long and legendary career of New Jersy's Bon Jovi.

  • Classic videos and leading music critics tell the chronology of Billy Joel, one of the globe's most popular recording artists.

  • A documentary that sweeps you along with the flow of musical genius that is Johnny Cash.

  • Rock Legends Pearl Jam recaps the history of one of the world's biggest bands, featuring insights from music critics and showcasing classic music videos.

  • Rock Legends Red Hot Chili Peppers shows insights from music critics and shares classic music videos.

  • Rock Legends U2 shares the tale of one of the world's most popular bands, including insights from music critics and presenting classic music videos.