Profiles---sometimes quite powerful---of influential popular musicians, including such icons as Elton John, Marvin Gaye, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, and Jimi Hendrix, using interviews and performance clips.
A history of the psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd, featuring interviews with band members, archival footage of concerts and recording sessions and a look at the descent into madness of their original leader, Syd Barrett.
A profile of the Bee Gees charts their career from their days as teens, when they worked as a vocal trio in Australia. Included: the success of the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack; their breakup in 1969; and the Gibb brothers' relationship with their late sibling, Andy Gibb.
The life and career of Neil Young is examined in a profile that looks at the multifaceted, unpredictable rocker's remarkable journey using interviews and archival clips. Included: Young discusses his private life and his creative process. Also: comments from Stephen Stills, David Crosby and Graham Nash.
The story of the Clash, the influential, politically aware and artistically uncompromising British punk band, is recalled through performance clips and interviews with former group members. Between 1977 and '85, the band released such blistering rock as “London Calling,” “Rock the Casbah” and “White Man in Hammersmith Palais” before internal disputes ruptured their partnership.
The career of Parliament/Funkadelic leader George Clinton, who helped create funk through such landmark albums as “Maggot Brain” and “One Nation Under a Groove,” is recalled through performance clips and interviews.
The career of the Pretenders is recalled through archival footage and concert clips. Led by Ohio-born Chrissie Hynde, the band was one of the most influential groups of the 1980s with hits like “Brass In Pocket,” “Back On the Chain Gang” and “My City Was Gone.”
A documentary about Janis Joplin (1943-70). Included: her childhood in Texas; her migration to San Francisco; and her 1967 breakthrough performance in Monterey. Also: Laura Joplin reads letters and postcards written by her sister Janis. Kris Kristofferson narrates.
A documentary about Marvin Gaye (1939-84) features an interview with the singer, as well as performance footage. Included: Gaye's career at Motown; his two marriages; his music exploring politics and sexuality; and his death at the hands of his father.
A portrait of the Who includes the quartet's early days as the High Numbers. Also: archival and current interviews with band members; concert footage, including Woodstock in 1969; and the impact of drummer Keith Moon's death in 1978.
Henry Rollins narrates this documentary about the Doors, which includes interviews with Jim Morrison, and recent remarks from the group's three surviving members. Also: rare performance footage; photographs.
A biography of Grammy winner Johnny Cash, who taught himself to sing and play guitar. Included: archival materials and interview clips; remarks by his wife, June Carter Cash, and daughter Rosanne Cash. Also: Cash's former struggle with drug addiction.
A portrait of Stevie Ray Vaughan includes home movies from the guitarist's childhood; concert clips; and behind-the-scenes footage from assorted venues, including the Montreaux Jazz Festival. Also: interviews with friends and colleagues; and exceprts from an MTV tribute.
Ossie Davis narrates a profile of bluesman B.B. King, which chronicles his early years as a cotton-farm laborer; and his later work as a musician in Memphis clubs. Included: interviews, performance clips and archival photographs.
A profile of Grammy winner John Fogerty includes home movies, backstage footage and comments from former Creedence Clearwater Revival bandmates. Also: Fogerty discusses his two prolonged absences from the recording scene.
A biography of Queen mixes archival footage and recent interviews with band members Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, who recall working on their final album with Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991. Also: a 1992 memorial concert.
A biography of John Lennon includes interviews with Yoko Ono and producer George Martin. Also: rare photos and footage; and selections from "The John Lennon Anthology," a collection of the former Beatle's solo work.