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One of two VH1 music biography series...this one profiles those artists not qualified to be "Legends", but have made enough contribution to be merited a subject of "Behind The Music". This series documents the ups & downs and personal & professional lives of the artists in question. Subjects have included Milli Vanilli, Jefferson Starship, Gloria Estefan, M.C. Hammer, and Selena. Written by hiphats <hiphats@aol.com>

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An episode about Jackie Wilson was announced numerous times but never aired. See more »

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In the Megadeth episode, it is stated that Metaliica's Black Album and Megadeth's Countdown To Extinction were released at the same time. Countdown To Extinction wasn't released until nearly a year after the Black Album. See more »

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A Great Show
27 September 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is probably the best show that was ever on VH-1. I love the fact that it will look at how much of a price today's rock stars had to pay in order to become as big as they are and the fact that being a rock star isn't as glamorous as it seems. However, my favorite features have always been the ones that look at a particular year (1968, 1970, 1972 etc.) or the ones that look at cultural phenomenas (Woodstock and Studio 54). I wish VH-1 would bring back this show because it is sorely missed.


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