Behind The Music - Season 3

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Episode Guide

  • The Bangles
    The Bangles
    Episode 40
    7/30/00
    8.5
    The '80s all-female pop-rock band known for such hits as "Walk Like an Egyptian" and "Eternal Flame."
  • Faith Hill
    Faith Hill
    Episode 39
    7/23/00
    4.7
    The country singer (and wife of fellow country star Tim McGraw) who crossed over to the pop charts with hits such as "Breathe."
  • Public Enemy
    Public Enemy
    Episode 38
    7/16/00
    8.5
    The rap group known for its controversial lyrics about race relations and other social and political subjects.
  • Queen Latifah
    Queen Latifah
    Episode 37
    7/9/00
    8.1
    The female rap pioneer turned successful actress.
  • The Monkees
    The Monkees
    Episode 36
    6/25/00
    9.0
    The pop band formed to star in a 1960s NBC sitcom, which enjoyed chart success during and after the show's run.
  • Bon Jovi
    Bon Jovi
    Episode 35
    6/11/00
    8.4
    The long-running New Jersey-based rock band known for hits such as "Living on a Prayer" and "Bad Medicine."
  • AC/DC
    AC/DC
    Episode 34
    6/4/00
    9.5
    The Australian hard rock band that persevered and continued to enjoy success following the tragic death of lead singer Bon Scott in 1980.
  • Ricky Martin
    Ricky Martin
    Episode 33
    5/28/00
    4.0
    The Latin superstar and former member of Menudo who crossed over to the mainstream with his hit "Livin' la Vida Loca."
  • The Go-Go's
    The Go-Go's
    Episode 32
    5/21/00
    5.7
    The '80s girl group known for hits such as "We Got the Beat" and "Vacation," which was torn apart by its members' decadent lifestyles.
  • 1992
    1992
    Episode 31
    5/19/00
    9.2
    A look at grunge, rap and other trends of 1992.
  • The Police
    The Police
    Episode 30
    4/23/00
    8.0
    The 1980s pop-rock band fronted by Sting, known for hits such as "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" and "Every Breath You Take."
  • 1984
    1984
    Episode 29
    4/16/00
    9.3
    A look at the way music tied into the political and social events of 1984, including homelessness.
  • No Doubt
    No Doubt
    Episode 28
    4/9/00
    7.0
    The pop/rock/ska band that rose to fame through its 1995 album Tragic Kingdom.
  • Oasis
    Oasis
    Episode 27
    4/2/00
    8.5
    The British pop-rock group, led by the constantly feuding Gallagher brothers, which sold millions of albums in the mid-1990s while garnering lots of media attention for its brash statements.
  • Elton John
    Elton John
    Episode 26
    3/19/00
    8.0
    The British singer-songwriter who dominated the charts for three decades with songs ranging from rock to adult contemporary.
  • 1970
    1970
    Episode 25
    3/12/00
    9.5
    A look at singer-songwriters and other musical trends and events of 1970.
  • Tina Turner
    Tina Turner
    Episode 24
    3/5/00
    7.1
    The legendary R&B singer who fled an abusive marriage and bounced back from poverty and obscurity to enjoy the greatest success of her career in the 1980s and beyond.
  • Run DMC
    Run DMC
    Episode 23
    2/20/00
    9.9
    The rap music trio who, among other accomplishments, helped rap cross over into the mainstream through its collaboration with Aerosmith on the 1986 hit "Walk This Way."
  • Quincy Jones
    Quincy Jones
    Episode 22
    2/6/00
    8.8
    The composer/producer/arranger whose work on television and film scores, as well as producing countless top-selling artists such as Michael Jackson, led to him receiving a Living Legend Award at the 1990 Grammy Awards.
  • Russell Simmons
    Russell Simmons
    Episode 21
    1/23/00
    8.9
    The acclaimed rap/hip-hop producer.
  • Celine Dion
    Celine Dion
    Episode 20
    1/16/00
    9.2
    The extremely successful French-Canadian pop/adult contemporary singer, who sold millions behind songs such as "My Heart Will Go On."
  • Michael Hutchence
    Michael Hutchence
    Episode 19
    1/9/00
    9.5
    The handsome frontman of the successful Australian pop-rock band INXS, who took his own life in 1997.
  • The Partridge Family
    1/2/00
    9.0
    The fictional sitcom family band that recorded several hits in the early '70s, despite the fact that most of its members couldn't sing or play an instrument.
  • 1999
    1999
    Episode 17
    12/26/99
    8.3
    A look at boy bands, the Latin craze, and other musical trends of 1999.
  • Genesis
    Genesis
    Episode 16
    12/19/99
    7.0
    The 1970s progressive rock band that later evolved into a successful pop outfit with drummer Phil Collins at the helm.
  • Alanis Morissette
    Alanis Morissette
    Episode 15
    12/5/99
    7.7
    The Canadian pop-rock singer/songwriter who struck a nerve among women with her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill.
  • Barry White
    Barry White
    Episode 14
    11/28/99
    9.3
    The R&B/soul crooner known for his seductively deep voice on hits such as "You're the First, the Last, My Everything."
  • Dr. Dre
    Dr. Dre
    Episode 13
    11/21/99
    9.4
    The rapper/producer and member of the pioneering rap group NWA who found success both as a solo rap artist, with his album The Chronic; and by helping to launch the careers of artists such as Snoop Dogg.
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
    10/31/99
    9.7
    The musical 1975 film that became a cult classic.
  • Thin Lizzy
    Episode 11
    10/17/99
    7.1
    The Irish rock group known for the '70s hit "The Boys Are Back in Town."
  • Alan Freed
    Alan Freed
    Episode 10
    10/3/99
    9.1
    The legendary disc jockey known as "Mr. Rock and Roll."
  • Sting
    Sting
    Episode 9
    9/26/99
    4.0
    The British singer/songwriter/bassist and former frontman for The Police.
  • Glen Campbell
    Glen Campbell
    Episode 8
    9/19/99
    7.0
    The country singer/songwriter who enjoyed his greatest success in the 1960s and '70s with songs such as "Rhinestone Cowboy."
  • Bad Company
    Episode 7
    9/12/99
    7.5
    The English rock band behind such 1970s hits as "Feel Like Makin' Love" and "Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy."
  • Goo Goo Dolls
    Goo Goo Dolls
    Episode 6
    9/5/99
    6.0
    The rock group which charted in the late 1990s with songs such as "Name" and "Iris."
  • Peter Tosh
    Peter Tosh
    Episode 5
    8/29/99
    8.0
    The highly influential reggae musician.
  • Donny & Marie
    Donny & Marie
    Episode 4
    8/22/99
    8.0
    The wholesome brother and sister singing/acting/variety show hosting duo.
  • Bay City Rollers
    Bay City Rollers
    Episode 3
    8/15/99
    7.1
    The 1970s boy band best known for the #1 hit "Saturday Night."
  • Woodstock
    Woodstock
    Episode 2
    8/8/99
    7.4
    A review of the famed 1969 rock festival and the sequel held in 1994 in honor of its 25th anniversary.
  • Melissa Etheridge
    Melissa Etheridge
    Episode 1
    8/1/99
    6.5
    The popular rock singer/guitarist who came out as a lesbian in the mid 1990s.