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Introduction: All You Need Is Love - A History of Popular Music (02:05)


This introduction to the series offers some background on this historic project and a glimpse of some of the performers and others in the music industry who have been vital to the evolution of popular music.

Shake It (02:17)

Jerry Lee Lewis performs "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On".

Backstage Pass (02:11)

Elton John and the Rolling Stones prepare to go on stage. Bing Crosby discusses his fans.

Interactive Liberace Performance (01:43)

Liberace performs "Boogie Woogie".

Beatlemania (01:25)

The Beatles perform "She Loves You". An American DJ discusses playing them for the first time.

Tin Pan Alley (03:35)

Irving Caesar talks about piano music. He recalls the challenges of writing his song "The Good Lord Never Made a Bad Day". Ruth Etting sings "My Mother's Eyes".

Musicals (02:08)

Composer Richard Rogers plays the piano. An excerpt from the movie "Oklahoma!" Glynis Johns sings "Send in the Clowns".

Jazz (02:45)

Dizzy Gillespie performs and discusses bebop. Charlie Parker performs.

Drum Solo (01:55)

Buddy Rich discusses the proper way to hold the drumsticks.

Protest Music (03:22)

Joan Baez performs "Kumbaya" and discusses the types of musicians in the industry. Woody Guthrie sings "East Virginia Blues". Leon Rosselson performs "World Turned Upside Down".

Country Music (02:20)

Glen Campbell sings "Rhinestone Cowboy". Jean Ritchie discusses country music roots and plays "Goodbye Girls, I'm Going to Boston".

Country Music Cities (02:46)

The Everly Brothers perform "Bye Bye Love" and discuss the stigma of being from the South. Leon Russell performs "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)". Roy Rogers recalls a story of a 78-year old fan.

Myths of Popular Music (02:18)

Jazz and blues did not originate in New Orleans. A look at music in Africa.

The Blues (02:31)

Jimmy Reed performs "Help Yourself". Hoagy Carmichael discusses the blue note.

Variations of the Blues (02:47)

Aretha Franklin performs R&B. Professor Longhair performs ragtime. A look at Beale Street, an icon in Blues history.

Classic Blues (01:57)

Helen Humes performs "If I Could Be With You". Billy Holiday performs "Fine and Mellow".

Traveling Blues (02:40)

Dusty Springfield discusses the challenges of touring. Judy Garland performs "Come Rain or Come Shine".

From the Studio to the Stage (03:59)

The New Riders of the Purple Sage record an LP. Eric Clapton performs "Layla".

Musical Montage (03:08)

A montage of performances by Perry Como, Sylvie Vartan, Little Richard, Elton John, Edith Piaf, and The Bee Gees.

Wings (01:47)

Paul McCartney and Wings perform "Hi Hi Hi"

Credits: Introduction: All You Need Is Love—A History of Popular Music (01:40)

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Introduction: All You Need Is Love—A History of Popular Music

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This introduction to British documentary film maker Tony Palmer's 17-part series on the history of popular music includes performances by Jerry Lee Lewis, Liberace, The Beatles and more. The series documents the development of popular music and how it has influenced and been influenced by society.

Length: 52 minutes

Item#: BVL110363

ISBN: 978-1-68272-440-8

Copyright date: ©2008

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