A history of rock and roll music.
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1   Unknown  
1996   1995  
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Series cast summary:
Liev Schreiber ...  Himself - Narrator 3 episodes, 1995-1996
Hoss Allen Hoss Allen ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Al Aronowitz Al Aronowitz ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Joan Baez ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1995
Jeff Barry Jeff Barry ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
David Bartholomew David Bartholomew ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Chuck Berry ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Sonny Bono ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
David Bowie ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
James Brown ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Paul Burlison Paul Burlison ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
John Cale ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Ray Charles ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Marshall Chess Marshall Chess ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Phil Chess Phil Chess ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Chuck D ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Eric Clapton ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Jack Clement Jack Clement ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
George Clinton ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Alice Cooper ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Steve Cropper ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
David Crosby ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Dick Dale ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Bo Diddley ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Lonnie Donegan Lonnie Donegan ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Tom Dowd Tom Dowd ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Donald Dunn ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Bob Dylan ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Jerry Garcia ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Allen Ginsberg ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Berry Gordy ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Grandmaster Flash ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Rick Hall ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Debbie Harry ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1995
Brian Holland Brian Holland ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Eddie Holland Eddie Holland ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
John Lee Hooker ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Mick Jagger ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Johnnie Johnson Johnnie Johnson ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Booker T. Jones ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Ken Kesey ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Ben E. King ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Carole King ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1995
Frankie Knuckles Frankie Knuckles ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Al Kooper Al Kooper ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Jerry Leiber ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Larry Levine Larry Levine ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Jerry Lee Lewis ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Little Richard ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
George Martin ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Darryl McDaniels ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Roger McGuinn ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Bill Medley ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Scotty Moore ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Van Morrison ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Jimmy Page ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Sam Phillips Sam Phillips ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Wilson Pickett ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Robert Plant ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Iggy Pop ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Lloyd Price Lloyd Price ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Lou Reed ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Martha Reeves ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1995
Keith Richards ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Robbie Robertson ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Rick Rubin ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Ravi Shankar ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Russell Simmons ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Phil Spector ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Mike Stoller Mike Stoller ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Derek Taylor Derek Taylor ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Rufus Thomas ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Ike Turner Ike Turner ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Bunny Wailer Bunny Wailer ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Jerry Wexler ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Brian Wilson ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Mary Wilson ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1995
Bill Wyman ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
Peter Yarrow ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1995
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This 10-part documentary mini-series traces the history and evolution of rock and roll music, from its rhythm and blues, country, gospel and jazz roots in the early 1950s, through the advent of folk rock, soul, psychadelia, heavy metal, glam, funk, punk, and reggae, to the emergence of rap in the early 1990s. Written by yortsnave

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UK | USA

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English

Release Date:

24 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rock 'n' roll - tarut ja tarinat See more »

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The real history of rock
21 August 2007 | by pavement74See all my reviews

I saw this documentary as a teenager and it changed my musical tastes forever. At the time, I thought the classic rock that I heard on the radio was the best music had to offer. Because of this documentary, my eyes were opened the roots of rock as well as punk and rap. I learned about groundbreaking groups such as The Velvet Underground, Richard Hell, The Modern Lovers, Afrika Bambattaa, and other acts that changed music history.

While other documentaries spend time with who was popular in certain decades, this documentary shows you the real pioneers and introduces you to the most critically acclaimed acts in each genre. You actually understand how music evolved through this set.

Like anything, it's not perfect. They are missing some important acts, but this is far superior to other rock and roll documentaries that I have seen.


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