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Behind the Music Season 4 Episodes

35 Episodes 2000 - 2001

Episode 1

Peter Frampton

Sun, Aug 6, 2000 60 mins

Profiled: guitarist-singer Peter Frampton. Topics include the huge success of his 1976 album "Frampton Comes Alive"; and his fall from fame two years later.

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Episode 2


Sun, Aug 13, 2000 60 mins

A profile of Styx features interviews with band members and music-industry insiders, archival footage and stills.

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Episode 3


Sun, Aug 20, 2000 60 mins

A look at the music of 1977, the year when punk and new wave shook the foundations of rock; the year that Elvis Presley died; and the year that disco peaked.

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Episode 4


Sun, Aug 27, 2000 60 mins

A profile of controversial rapper-actor Ice-T that uses interview clips with the "Original Gangster," his wife and fellow rappers like Snoop Dogg and Chuck D from Public Enemy, as well as stills and archival footage.

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Episode 5


90 mins

A celebration of the series' first three seasons includes archival clips, comedy sketches, viewer voting on the series' best moments, and previously profiled guests, who field audience questions. Host: Kathy Griffin.

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Episode 6

Cat Stevens

Sun, Oct 1, 2000 90 mins

A profile of the former Cat Stevens, from his childhood as Steven Demetre Georgiou to teen pop star to singer-songwriting icon, to his conversion to Islam (changing his name to Yusuf Islam) and his forsaking of stardom and its trappings. Candid interviews, archival footage and stills tell his story.

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Episode 7

Barenaked Ladies

Sun, Oct 8, 2000 60 mins

A profile of the quirky Canadian pop group Barenaked Ladies ("One Week") includes interviews with members of the group and their fans, such as actor Jason Priestley. Included: the band's origins; member Kevin Hearn's battle with leukemia.

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Episode 8


Sun, Oct 15, 2000 60 mins

A profile of Chicago, featuring interviews with band members and insiders. Also: archival footage and stills.

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Episode 9


Sun, Oct 29, 2000 60 mins

A profile of '80s teen dance-pop princess Tiffany includes interviews with the singer, her mother and her former manager, George Tobin. Also: stills and archival footage.

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Episode 10


Sun, Nov 5, 2000 60 mins

A profile of Welsh pop-rock group Badfinger uses interviews with members, road managers and record-company executives to tell the band's tragic tale. Also: archival footage and stills.

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Episode 11

Brian Setzer

Sun, Nov 12, 2000 60 mins

A profile of Brian Setzer looks at his bands the Stray Cats and Brian Setzer Orchestra, with performance clips and interviews with the singer-guitarist, his wife and bandmates.

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Episode 12

Snoop Dogg

Sun, Nov 19, 2000 60 mins

Rapper Snoop Dogg recalls his turbulent career, his partnership with Dr. Dre (who is interviewed) and his 1993 arrest on a murder charge, for which he was later acquitted. Other interviewees include Dogg's mother, rapper Warren G and bodyguard McKinley "Malik" Lee.

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Episode 13


Sun, Nov 26, 2000 60 mins

Members of the Florida-based rock foursome Creed review the band's career and discuss the genesis of hit songs "My Own Prison," "Torn" and "One." Included: singer-lyricist Scott Stapp talks about his turbulent relationship with his father; the band recalls the departure of bassist Brian Marshall.

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Episode 14

John Lennon: The Last Years

Sun, Dec 3, 2000 60 mins

A look at the last years in the life of ex-Beatle John Lennon uses archival interviews with the icon (including one conducted just hours before his 1980 murder), as well as footage of the "Double Fantasy" sessions and comments from his widow, Yoko Ono.

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Episode 15


Sun, Dec 10, 2000 60 mins

A profile of alternative rock band Everclear, using interviews with band members and their families, concert and video clips and still photos.

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Episode 16


Sun, Dec 17, 2000 60 mins

A look at the year 2000 in music focuses on the Napster case (including an interview with the company's 19-year-old founder, Shawn Fanning), how rock and roll was sold this year, rockers in trouble with the law and how rock and rap were issues in the election.

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Episode 17


Sun, Jan 21, 2001 60 mins

A look at the phenomenally successful 1978 movie "Grease," which originated as a stage play in Chicago during the early '70s. Included are interviews with cast members John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, and the play's co-creator, Jim Jacobs. Also featured: Newton-John's black-and-white screen test.

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Episode 18

Huey Lewis and the News

Sun, Feb 4, 2001 60 mins

Singer Huey Lewis is profiled through interviews with Lewis; members of his band, the News; and his parents. Included: concert and video clips and still photos.

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Episode 19


Sun, Feb 18, 2001 60 mins

The successes and setbacks of the rock band Journey are chronicled through interviews with band members, managers and critics.

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Episode 20

Doobie Brothers

Sun, Feb 25, 2001 60 mins

A profile of the Doobie Brothers uses interviews with the many band members to tell of the drug problems and personality clashes that threatened to destroy the group throughout its three-decade run.

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Episode 21

Rod Stewart

Sun, Mar 4, 2001 90 mins

A profile of Rod Stewart features interviews with the rock singer, his children, former girlfriends and other musicians, including Ron Wood and Elton John, plus performance clips and videos.

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Episode 22


Sun, Mar 11, 2001 60 mins

A look at the movie "Flashdance" includes interviews with actors Jennifer Beals and Michael Nouri, director Adrian Lyne, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, music supervisor Phil Ramone and songwriter Giorgio Moroder.

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Episode 23

Saturday Night Fever

Sun, Apr 1, 2001 60 mins

A look at "Saturday Night Fever" features interviews with stars John Travolta, Donna Pescow and Karen Lynn Gorney; director John Badham; critic Roger Ebert and others. Also: movie clips and rare "making of" footage.

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Episode 24

Billy Idol

Sun, Apr 15, 2001 60 mins

A profile of Billy Idol includes interviews with the rocker, his friends, family and band mates; concert and video clips and family photos.

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Episode 25


Sun, Apr 22, 2001 60 mins

A profile of heavy-metal band Megadeth, featuring interviews, concert clips and newsreel-style footage.

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Episode 26


Sun, Apr 29, 2001 60 mins

A look at the music of 1972 and how it reflected (and in some cases fueled) the dramatic social changes of the time. Interviewed: Alice Cooper, David Crosby, G. Gordon Liddy, Carly Simon, Don McLean and Isaac Hayes.

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Episode 27


Sun, May 6, 2001 60 mins

A look at music in 1975, including interviews with Bruce Springsteen, KISS's Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Chevy Chase, Al Franken, David Crosby and others. Also: performance clips from Bob Dylan, Springsteen, KISS and Alice Cooper.

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Episode 28

Blues Traveler

Sun, May 27, 2001 60 mins

The travails of Blues Traveler are recalled. Included: candid interviews with band members about the drug OD that killed bassist Bobby Sheehan. Also: front man John Popper's fast-food habits; news footage and concert clips.

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Episode 29


Sun, Jun 3, 2001 60 mins

A look at the state of music in 1981 includes the rise of the music-video era, radio consultants, New Wave and corporate sponsorship of rock. Pat Benatar, Al Franken, Michael Deaver and Angus Young are interviewed.

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Episode 30


Sun, Jun 10, 2001 60 mins

The music and events of the year 1987 are recalled in archival clips and interviews with rock performers and journalists. Included: Slash; Jon Bon Jovi; Bret Michaels; Tawny Kitaen; Douglas Brinkely; Anthony DeCurtis; C.C. Deville.

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Episode 31


Sun, Jun 17, 2001 60 mins

The many tragic events of 1994, including Kurt Cobain's suicide and the shooting of Tupac Shakur, are among the topics examined. Also: the legal troubles of Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson and Bill Clinton.

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Episode 32

Rick Nelson

Sun, Jun 24, 2001 60 mins

A profile of 1950s teen idol Rick Nelson features interviews with his family, bandmates, peers and friends; clips of his TV appearances; and home movies of him bullfighting in Mexico and learning the hula at a backyard luau.

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Episode 33

Notorious B.I.G.

Sun, Jul 8, 2001 90 mins

A profile of slain rapper the Notorious B.I.G. features archival interviews with the artist himself, along with comments from friends, family and industry insiders, including Sean Combs, Russell Simmons and Method Man. Also: newsreel footage and performance clips.

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Episode 34

Green Day

Sun, Jul 15, 2001 60 mins

Green Day's musical beginnings and eventual commercial success are chronicled. Included: the pop-punk trio comment on the significance of signing a major-label contract, which they felt would alienate them from the punk community. Also: comments from family and friends.

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Episode 35

Neil Diamond

Sun, Jul 22, 2001 60 mins

A profile of Neil Diamond, featuring interviews with the singer-songwriter, his band mates and friends, performance clips and personal photos.

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