Clips of Clapton’s key live performances to warm you up for Eric Clapton: Slowhand at 70—Live at the Royal Albert Hall on THIRTEEN.
In the 1920s, Americans learned what American music was, from the East Coast to Hawaii. The musicians and recording effort is captured in the three-part music documentary American Epic, premiering in May.
LATIN MUSIC USA tells the story of the rise of new American music forged from powerful Latin roots and reveals the often overlooked influence of Latin music on jazz, hip hop, rhythm and blues, and rock ‘n’ roll on all of American culture.
The documentary They Played for Their Lives portrays how young musicians were able to survive ghettos and concentration camps, using music to strengthen spirits, and also as a bargaining tool.
The iconic singer Tom Jones performs with special guest and Grammy winner Alison Krauss. Jones performs signature songs “Delilah,” “It’s Not Unusual,” “Green, Green Grass of Home,” “Kiss” and “Thunderball,” as well as new material from his recent albums. This…
Patsy Cline (1932 – 1963) defined modern country music by using her singular talent and heart‐wrenching emotional depth to break down barriers of gender, class and genre. A documentary on her life premieres March 4 on PBS.
The Last Waltz is hailed as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll films ever made. See The Band’s last concert in 1976, when guests included Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Ronnie Wood, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton and more.
Smokey Robinson, the 2016 Gershwin Prize recipient, expresses intense gratitude to his songwriting mentor Berry Gordy in a tear-jerker interview!
Here’s where singer/songwriter Alicia Keys performs in Landmarks Live in Concert on PBS, plus the song list!
Do your sappy songs out-drip those of the actor otherwise known for dark portrayals of the lecherous, manipulative and mad?
The Bronx may have been burning in the 1970s, but creative innovators in the New York City borough were igniting the world of music with hip hop. Learn how hip hop was born in the music-rich neighborhood of Morrisania.
Every stripe of music fan is going to find surprises in the new eight-part series Soundbreaking on PBS. Here are some of the best reveals and break-through moments, all told by an all-star lineup of musicians, producers, and go-to music journalists. We’ll update this page as episodes roll out through November 23.
Musicians and producers whose songs and sounds have defined eras tell their stories: music revolutions, technology, visual appeal, vocals, MTV and more.
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music is an eight-episode PBS series debuting Monday, November 14, that explores the extraordinary impact of recorded music on the modern world. We’ll hear from some of the most celebrated artists, producers…
The 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to Bob Dylan, poet, political activist, and American Master, for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” This is the first time this honor has gone to a musician.