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History Of Rock 'n' Roll
TitleHistory Of Rock 'n' Roll
Year1995
Time562 mins
GenreMusic; Documentary; History
DirectorBud Friedgen; Andrew Solt
EditionSet
FormatDVD
ActorGary Busey as Narrator; Chuck Berry as Himself; Pat Boone as Himself; Ruth Brown as Herself; Ray Charles as Himself; Bo Diddley as Himself; Fats Domino as Himself; Bill Haley as Himself; Jimi Hendrix as Himself; Buddy Holly as Himself; Louis Jordan as Himself; Little Richard as Himself; Ray Manzarek as Himself; Carl Perkins as Himself; Elvis Presley as Himself
RatingNR (Not Rated)
Cinematography
LanguageEnglish
PlotThis ten-part series from Time Life Video & Television chronicles the history of rock 'n' roll music from its origins. In Part I, 'Rock 'N' Roll Explodes,' the roots of rock are explored, featuring Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Little Richard and more. Part II, 'Good Rockin' Tonight,' is a look at how rock 'n' roll affected America's color barrier. In Part III,'Britain Invades, America Fights Back,' as the Beatles take America by storm, Motown makes gains of its own. In 'Plugging In,' Part IV, the burgeoning electric music scene is examined. In Part V, 'The Sounds of Soul,' Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and more are examined. Part VI, 'My Generation', Part VII, 'Guitar Heroes,' Part VII, 'The 70's,' and Part IX, 'Punk' follow. The series concludes with 'Up From The Undergound,' which chronicles the rise of street music to mainstream success. Michael Jackson, Madonna, N.W.A., Run-DMC and others are featured.This ten-part series from Time Life Video &
ProducerQuincy Jones; Andrew Solt
WriterAndrew Solt; Marc J. Sachnoff
SubtitlesEnglish; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
History Of Rock 'n' Roll