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Season 15, Episode 17 Muscle Shoals; Waiting for a Train: The Toshio Hirano Story

First Aired: April 21, 2014

The story of Muscle Shoals, Ala., and how it midwifed classic songs and albums from such artists and acts as Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones, Wilson Pickett and Lynyrd Skynyrd; and became, in the words of Keith Richards, "rock and roll heaven." Others sharing their insights and memories: Gregg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Alicia Keys, Percy Sledge and record producer Rick Hall, who founded FAME Studios there in 1961.

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films. (more)

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