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.
Episode 101 — 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 104 — 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 106 — 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 108 — 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 110 — 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 112 — 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.