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Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song 

Eight-episode series depicting 100 years of history of popular song, from early pioneers to rock'n'roll revolution and modern-day pop.

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2001  
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Complete series cast summary:
Pat Boone ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2001
Jerry Wexler Jerry Wexler ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2001
Clive Owen ...  Narrator 2 episodes, 2001
Burt Bacharach ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Tony Bennett ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Ray Charles ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Stanley Crouch ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Hal David ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Berry Gordy ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Ellie Greenwich Ellie Greenwich ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2001
Edward Jablonski Edward Jablonski ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Don Kirshner Don Kirshner ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Barry Mann Barry Mann ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Roger McGuinn ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Neil Sedaka ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Stephen Sondheim ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Ian Whitcomb Ian Whitcomb ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
Larry Adler ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Lou Adler ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Mary Ellin Barnett Mary Ellin Barnett ...  Herself 1 episode, 2001
Jeff Barry Jeff Barry ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Gerry Beckley Gerry Beckley ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Don Black ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Jerry Bruckheimer ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Dewey Bunnell Dewey Bunnell ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Eric Burdon ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Mike Chapman Mike Chapman ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Samuel Charters Samuel Charters ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Nik Cohn Nik Cohn ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Richard Coles Richard Coles ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Elvis Costello ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Bob Crewe ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Micky Dolenz ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Lamont Dozier ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Fred Ebb ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
David Evans David Evans ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Michael Feinstein ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Will Friedwald Will Friedwald ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Milton Gabler ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Noel Gallagher ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Jerry Garcia ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Robin Gibb ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Gary Giddins Gary Giddins ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Lesley Gore ...  Herself 1 episode, 2001
Peter Guralnick Peter Guralnick ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Bill Haley ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Don Helms Don Helms ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Chris Hillman Chris Hillman ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Barney Hoskyns ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Robert Hunter ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
David Jasen David Jasen ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Glynis Johns ...  Herself 1 episode, 2001
John Kander ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Tom Kelly Tom Kelly ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Robert Kimball Robert Kimball ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
B.B. King ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Carole King ...  Herself 1 episode, 2001
Tuesday Knight ...  Herself 1 episode, 2001
Miles Kreuger ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
John Lahr John Lahr ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Frankie Laine ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Darlene Love ...  Herself 1 episode, 2001
Loretta Lynn ...  Herself 1 episode, 2001
Wynton Marsalis ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Max Martin ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Alan Menken ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Mitch Miller ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Kylie Minogue ...  Herself - Interviewee 1 episode, 2001
Fonce Mizell Fonce Mizell ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Scotty Moore ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Giorgio Moroder ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Van Morrison ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Mickie Most Mickie Most ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Larry Nager Larry Nager ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Willie Nelson ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Marni Nixon ...  Herself 1 episode, 2001
Anita O'Day ...  Herself 1 episode, 2001
Patti Page ...  Herself 1 episode, 2001
Jon Pareles Jon Pareles ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Gene Pitney Gene Pitney ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Nolan Porterfield Nolan Porterfield ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Tim Rice ...  Himself 1 episode, 2001
Keith Richards ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
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Storyline

Told through countless archive clips, numerous celebrity interviews and a narrator, the eight-episode BBC series tells the story of one hundred years of popular song. Starting with the thesis of popular song developing through the joining of the musical traditions of European Jews and African blacks in USA in early 20th century, the series continues to cover the jazz era singers, the birth of rock'n'roll, the new-found role of the pop producer, the multiple style developments from Britain and America in the 1960's, the country music blossom period, the use of popular music on stage and on screen, and the background of the modern-day manufactured pop artist. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Genres:

Documentary | Music

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Popular Song: Soundtrack of the Century See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(8 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Neil Sedaka: The public loved The Beatles' style. So my career was over. People used to walk up to me in the street 'Didn't you use to be Neil Sedaka?'
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