A documentary on the history of rock and roll.








Series cast summary:
John Cale ...  Himself 1 episode, 1996
Danny Fields ...  Himself 1 episode, 1996
...  Himself 1 episode, 1996
Maureen Tucker ...  Herself 1 episode, 1996


A documentary on the history of rock and roll.

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15 June 1996 (UK)  »

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(10 episodes)


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Great documentary about rock & contemporary pop music history.
29 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

The first time i seen this series was c. 1997, in a public Mexican channel (Once TV), and i was amazed for how interesting could be a documentary like this. "Dancing in the street" is very different of any other programs of that kind, many, many times devoted to nostalgic tastes, to make top lists or only to mention the "big names" related to the history of the music, and anything else.

In this case, BBC's crew try to go in deep to tell us about the music development in some directions, what make the rock & roll and the R&B cultures arrive to his contemporary ways.

This is a 10 episodes series, each one about one style or period relevant. This is not the list of names episodes, is just how i remember it (maybe there's any mistake in order):

1. The R&R and the R&B. 2. The early 60's pop. 3. The British invasion, The Beatles and Bob Dylan. 4. The English blues. 5. Motown and soul music. 6. The psychedelic rock. 7. Glam. 8. Punk. 9. Funk and disco. 10. Hip-hop and electronic music.

"Dancing in the street" had omissions and lack of the development of some greatest personalities in the history of contemporary music, but give a great landscape of what's happening in last 40 years in past since his realization.

A must see!

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