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Rock Legends is documentary series that explores the careers and lives of famous rock musicians. Using interviews, archival footage, and performances, each episode reveals the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture.

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Episode 101 Prince

Prince

Known for his flamboyant stage presence, Prince was a singer-songwriter with a wide vocal range and an extravagant style. Writing songs in genres such as funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop; he is ranked at number 27 on the Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest artists.

Episode 102 Tina Turner

Tina Turner

Tina Turner is a famous singer, dancer, actress, and author, best known for the hit song “What’s Love Got to Do With It”. With a career spanning over half a century, she has been referred to as “The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Episode 103 Cher

Cher

Known as the “Goddess of Pop”, Cher is an American singer and actress. She is known for her songs “I Got You Babe”, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” and her acting in “Moonstruck” and “Burlesque”

Episode 104 Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

“Rehab” singer Amy Winehouse was known for her deep, expressive vocals and her mixing of musical genres. Her second album “Back to Black” led to five Grammy Awards (2008), three of which were in the general field “Big Four” awards: Best New Artist, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year.

Episode 105 Blondie

Blondie

An American rock band founded in the mid-late 1970’s, they were pioneers in the New Wave and Punk scenes. Briefly breaking up after their sixth album, they re-formed in 1997, and released their tenth studio album, Ghosts of Download in 2014.

Episode 106 ABBA

ABBA

A Swedish pop group consisting of two couples, they beacame one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of pop, topping charts worldwide from 1974-1982. In 1999, their music was adapted into the hit musical Mamma Mia! , and in 2008 a film of the same name was released, becoming the highest-grossing film in the United Kingdom that year.

Episode 107 REM

REM

An American rock band formed in 1980, they were one of the first alternative rock bands to every hit the scene. Their two most successful albums, Out of Time and Automatic for the People were released in the early 1990’s.

Episode 108 The Cure

The Cure

The Cure are an English rock band that formed in 1976, the only original member today being songwriter Robert Smith. The band is estimated to have sold 27 million albums (2004) and have released thirteen studio albums, ten EP’s, and over thirty singles over the course of their career.

Episode 109 Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

Known as an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress; Gwen Stefani is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the band No Doubt. During the hiatus of her band, Stefani also enjoyed a successful solo career.

Episode 110 David Bowie

David Bowie

David Bowie was an English singer, songwriter, and actor. A figure in popular music for over 50 years, he was regarded as an innovator, mostly for his work in the 1970’s. During his lifetime, he sold an estimated 140 million records worldwide, making him one of the worlds best-selling musical artists.

Episode 111 George Michael

George

An English singer-songwriter and record producer, George Michael rose to fame during the 1980’s with his post disco dance-pop style. Selling more than 80 million records worldwide, his 1987 solo debut album, Faith, sold more than 20 millio copies worldwide.

Episode 112 Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys

An English electronic pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys formed in 1981, and have sold more than 50 million records worldwide. They are listed as the most successful duo in UK history by the Guinness Book of Records, and they have achieved forty two Top 30 singles on the UK Singles Chart.

Episode 113 Eurythmics

Eurythmics

A British music duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, they went on to achieve global success with their second album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). They were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005.

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