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Behind the Music Season 3 Episodes

40 Episodes 1999 - 2000

Episode 1

Melissa Etheridge

Sun, Aug 1, 1999 60 mins

Melissa Etheridge is profiled. The hour includes the singer-guitarist's remarks about her career and her relationship with partner Julie Cypher. Also: comments from Island Records' Chris Blackwell; manager Bill Leopold; Ellen DeGeneres.

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Episode 2


Sun, Aug 8, 1999 90 mins

By focusing on the four twentysomething impresarios who staged 1969's Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, the series finds a fresh angle on an overreported event. Included: clips of the concert; interviews with performers.

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Episode 3

Bay City Rollers

Sun, Aug 15, 1999 60 mins

The Bay City Rollers, the bubblegum quintet from Scotland, are profiled. Included: the group's 1974 pinnacle of popularity; and an aborted 1982 comeback attempt.

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Episode 4

Donny & Marie

60 mins

A look at the professional and personal lives of Donny and Marie Osmond, from their TV debuts at the ages of 5 and 3, respectively, to their current run as co-hosts of the talk show that bears their names. Included: their hit singles; their variety TV show in the 1970s; Donny's bout with "social phobia," an anxiety disorder; and Marie's divorce and remarriage.

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Episode 5

Peter Tosh

Sun, Aug 29, 1999 60 mins

Reggae star Peter Tosh is the subject of this episode, which looks at his friendship with Bob Marley and short tenure with the Wailers; his solo career; his provocative lyrics and statements; and his violent death.

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Episode 6

Goo Goo Dolls

Sun, Sep 5, 1999 60 mins

A look at the hard times that gave rise to rock stardom for Buffalo's Goo Goo Dolls. Included: interviews with band members Johnny Rzeznik (guitar, vocals), Robby Takac (bass) and Mike Malinin (drums); and concert footage.

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Episode 7

Bad Company

Sun, Sep 12, 1999 60 mins

A look at the meteoric rise of Bad Company, the factors that led to them disbanding and the reunion of the original members in 1999. All four members are interviewed, along with former Swan Song Records exec Danny Goldberg.

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Episode 8

Glen Campbell

Sun, Sep 19, 1999 60 mins

A look at Glen Campbell's career and personal life includes interviews with his wife, Kim, and daughter Debbie; manager Stan Schneider; former collaborator Jimmy Webb; and comics Lonnie Shorr and Tommy Smothers.

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Episode 9


Sun, Sep 26, 1999 90 mins

A look at the life and career of Sting includes how he grew up as a milkman's son, rose to superstardom as front man of the Police, and left the band to pursue a solo career. His Police bandmates are interviewed, as are friends Billy Joel and Elton John.

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Episode 10

Alan Freed

Sun, Oct 3, 1999 60 mins

The story of the legendary and controversial disc jockey (1921-65), whose championing of the embryonic rock-n-roll culture in the 1950s helped demolish racial barriers in American culture, though his career collapsed as a result of the payola scandal in the early 1960s. Included: clips of Freed with performers such as Little Richard and Chuck Berry; interviews with friends and colleagues.

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Episode 11

Thin Lizzy

Sun, Oct 17, 1999 60 mins

A profile of the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy that focuses on frontman Philip Lynott and the drug and alcohol abuse that took his life at age 36.

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Episode 12

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sun, Oct 31, 1999 60 mins

This documentary traces the evolution of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" from the stage to the screen, using footage from the movie and interviews with cast members such as Susan Sarandon, Meat Loaf and Barry Bostwick.

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Episode 13

Dr. Dre

Sun, Nov 21, 1999 60 mins

A profile of rapper-producer Dr. Dre via interviews with Dre, his family, rappers Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Daz and Kurupt, and with N.W.A. manager Jerry Heller.

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Episode 14

Barry White

Sun, Nov 28, 1999 60 mins

A profile of Barry White follows "The Love Man" from his childhood in South Central Los Angeles to his rise to stardom. Included: interviews with the soulful singer, his friends, family and business associates.

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Episode 15

Alanis Morissette

Sun, Dec 5, 1999 60 mins

A profile of singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, featuring interviews with the star, members of her family and her manager.

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Episode 16


Sun, Dec 19, 1999 60 mins

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Episode 17


Sun, Dec 26, 1999 60 mins

A look at 1999 in pop music. Included: the resurgence of teen pop, the threat that MP3 Internet delivery of music poses to record companies, Woodstock 99 and the alleged connection between violent lyrics and violence in schools.

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Episode 18

The Partridge Family

Sun, Jan 2, 2000 60 mins

A profile of the Partridge Family, an ensemble of sitcom actors who pretended to make music actually produced by studio musicians and backup singers. Interviews include David Cassidy, Shirley Jones and Danny Bonaduce.

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Episode 19

Michael Hutchence

Sun, Jan 9, 2000 60 mins

A look at the life and death of INXS frontman Michael Hutchence features interviews with Hutchence's family and bandmates and singer Bono from U2.

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Episode 20

Celine Dion

60 mins

A profile of singer Celine Dion.

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Episode 21

Russell Simmons

Sun, Jan 23, 2000 60 mins

A profile of entertainment entrepreneur Russell Simmons.

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Episode 22

Quincy Jones

Sun, Feb 6, 2000 60 mins

A profile of Quincy Jones, a musician, composer, entertainment executive, producer and arranger.

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Episode 23


Sun, Feb 20, 2000 60 mins

A profile of rap group Run DMC.

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Episode 24

Tina Turner

Sun, Mar 5, 2000 60 mins

A look at the tumultuous life and triumphant career of singer Tina Turner. Included: rare video, film and home-movie footage; interviews with Turner's sister and son, Sir Elton John, Cher, Phil Spector and Al Green.

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Episode 25


Sun, Mar 12, 2000 60 mins

A look at how the music of 1970 reflected the social and political climate. Included: interviews and archival clips of musicians and newsmakers, such as Neil Young and President Nixon.

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Episode 26

Elton John

Sun, Mar 19, 2000 60 mins

A profile of Elton John includes archival clips and interviews with the pianist, as well as his bandmates and lyricist Bernie Taupin.

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Episode 27


Sun, Apr 2, 2000 60 mins

Profiling Beatle-esque rock group Oasis through interviews with the musicians and their tour manager. Also: Pete Townshend of the Who, Johnny Marr of the Smiths and a tabloid reporter.

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Episode 28

No Doubt

Sun, Apr 9, 2000 60 mins

A profile of Southern California ska-punk group No Doubt. Included: interviews with band members, an ex-member and a record exec; and performance clips.

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Episode 29


Sun, Apr 16, 2000 60 mins

A look at the music of 1984.

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Episode 30

The Police

Sun, Apr 23, 2000 60 mins

A profile of new-wave superstars the Police uses interviews with the band members to show the tensions, personality clashes and hair-trigger tempers that tore the band apart at the peak of its popularity. Also interviewed are wives and family members and the band's manager (drummer Stewart Copeland's brother Miles).

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Episode 31


Fri, May 19, 2000 60 mins

A look at the music of 1992.

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Episode 32

The Go-Go's

Sun, May 21, 2000 60 mins

A profile of '80s pop band the Go-Go's includes interviews with its members and with music mogul Miles Copeland. Also: clips of the group in concert.

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Episode 33

Ricky Martin

Sun, May 28, 2000 60 mins

Pop star Ricky Martin's vida loca is examined via interviews with the singer and his girlfriend of 10 years, Rebecca De Alba, as well as singers including Madonna, Luciano Pavarotti, Gloria Estefan and Jon Secada.

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Episode 34


Sun, Jun 4, 2000 60 mins

A profile of Australian hard rockers AC/DC features interviews with band members and archival footage. Included: the alcohol-related death of singer Bon Scott and three fans' deaths in a general-admission crowd crush.

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Episode 35

Bon Jovi

Sun, Jun 11, 2000 60 mins

A profile of New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi, who ruled MTV in the late '80s, via interviews with the members and actress Heather Locklear, who married guitarist Richie Sambora. Also: archival footage of the band performing.

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Episode 36

The Monkees

Sun, Jun 25, 2000 60 mins

A profile of the Monkees uses interviews with band members and insiders like rock impresario Don Kirshner, as well as archival footage and stills, to tell the story of their rise from "pretend" band to bona fide pop stars who sold 35 million records in 1967 alone.

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Episode 37

Queen Latifah

Sun, Jul 9, 2000 60 mins

The diverse career of Queen Latifah, which has included not only rap music and talk shows, but forays into acting and writing as well, is examined via interview clips, archival footage and stills.

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Episode 38

Public Enemy

Sun, Jul 16, 2000 60 mins

A profile of the influential and controversial rap group Public Enemy, using interviews with the members and insiders and archival clips.

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Episode 39

Faith Hill

Sun, Jul 23, 2000 60 mins

A profile of country singer Faith Hill recalls her trials and triumphs. Included: Hill's search for her biological mother, her failed first try at matrimony and her marriage to fellow country star Tim McGraw.

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Episode 40

The Bangles

Sun, Jul 30, 2000 60 mins

A profile of '80s female band the Bangles features interviews with band members and insiders, as well as archival footage and stills.

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