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The history of rock 'n' roll [videorecording] / Time-Life Video & Television ; series creator and producer, Jeffrey Peisch ; executive producers, Quincy Jones, Bob Meyrowitz, David Salzman ; Andrew Solt Productions ; QDE in association with Telepictures Productions
Alternate Title History of rock and roll [videorecording]
[Chicago] : Time-Life Video & Television ; Burbank, CA : Distributed byWarner Home Video, c2004
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  ML3534 .H57 2004  v.1    AVAILABLE
 Videos/2nd Flr  ML3534 .H57 2004  v.2    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Rock music -- History and criticism
Rock musicians -- Interviews
Popular music -- United States -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Blues-rock music
Soul music
Disco music
Punk rock music
Alternative rock music
Grunge music
Historical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Physical Description 5 videodiscs (578 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([22] p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Note - System Details DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround; full screen presentation preserving the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of its original television exhibition
Language In English with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned in English
Performer/Participant Series narrator, Gary Busey
Credits Editors, Tim Tobin, Bud Friedgen, Doug Seelig, Leslie Tong, Sheila Cole, Dan Flaherty, Sarah Legon, Paul Lichtenberg, Bill Richmond, Carol Dysinger, Allyson C. Johnson ; music consultants, Peter Guralnick, Greil Marcus, Jack Egan ; directors of photography, Ralph Bode, Bill Carrier, Douglas Cooper, Cian DeBuitlear, Terry Flaxton, John Hazard, Judy Irola, Stephen Lighthill, Daphne Lisenby, Max Malkin, Dave Myers, David Odd, Mark Petersson, Nik Petrik, Claudia Raschke, Rick Robertson, Geoff Schaff, Jeff Victor, Alex Zackrezwski ; main title sequence by Deborah Ross Film Design ; main title music, Chuck Berry
Note MPAA rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
Originally produced as an American television mini series in 1995
Summary This ten episode documentary covers rock 'n' roll history from its humble beginnings in the '50s to Lollapalooza in the '90s. A kaleidoscope of musical memories, it features interviews with stars from Little Richard to Bono, as they recall the sound and songs that changed their lives. There are vintage clips examining: early stars during rock's first golden age, the turmoil of the British Invasion, the incandescent birth of soul, the death of the folk troubadour as Dylan went electric, the rise and fall of the counterculture, guitar heroes forever, the split personality of the 70s, the rise of punk, and the reinvention of rock to encompass MTV and festival mania in the 90s. Includes classic footage, concert performances, complete songs, and stars galore
Incomplete Contents [v.1.] DVDs -- [v.2.] booklet
Contents Disc one: Rock 'n' roll explodes [videorecording] / written, produced and directed by Andrew Solt (54 min.) -- Good rockin' tonight [videorecording] / written, produced and directed by Bud Friedgen (67 min.) -- Disc two: Britain invades, America fights back [videorecording] / written, produced and directed by Andrew Solt (56 min.) -- The sounds of soul [videorecording] / written, produced and directed by Valerie Norman (56 min.) -- Disc three: Plugging in [videorecording] / written, produced and directed by Susan Steinberg (51 min.) -- My generation [videorecording] / written, produced and directed by Obie Benz (59 min.) -- Disc four: Guitar heroes [videorecording] / written, produced and directed by Marc J. Sachnoff (48 min.) -- The 70's: Have a nice decade [videorecording] / written, produced and directed by Bill Richmond (68 min.) -- Disc five: Punk [videorecording] / written, produced and directed by Ted Haimes (63 min.) -- Up from the underground [videorecording] / written and produced by Barry Alexander Brown ; directed by Andrew Solt (56 min.)
Alternate Author Peisch, Jeffrey
Solt, Andrew
Friedgen, Bud
Norman, Valerie
Steinberg, Susan
Benz, Obie
Sachnoff, Marc J
Richmond, Bill
Haimes, Ted
Brown, Barry Alexander
Busey, Gary
Time Life Video & Television
Andrew Solt Productions
QDE
Telepictures Productions
Warner Home Video (Firm)

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