VH-1 Legends - Season 1

VH1 (ended 2002)


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Episode Guide

  • John Lennon
    John Lennon
    Episode 20
    A profile of John Lennon, including interviews with Yoko Ono and producer George Martin, documents from his childhood, to his work with the Beatles and as a solo artist, and finally his death.
  • Led Zeppelin
    Led Zeppelin
    Episode 19
    A at the rise and career of Led Zeppelin.
  • Janis Joplin
    Janis Joplin
    Episode 18
    A look at the life of Janis Joplin, from her childhood in Texas to her 1967 breakthrough performance in Monterey.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    Episode 17
    A look at the career of Bruce Springsteen, including rare photographs and concert footage.
  • Queen
    Episode 16
    A profile of Queen, featuring archival footage and recent interviews with band members, who recall working with Freddie Mercury.
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Episode 15
    A look at the life of Stevie Ray Vaughan, featuring home movies, concert clips, and behind-the-scenes concert footage.
  • B.B. King
    B.B. King
    Episode 14
    A look at blues legend B.B. King, from his early years as a cotton-farm laborer to his work as a musician in Memphis.
  • John Fogerty
    John Fogerty
    Episode 13
    A look at John Fogerty, including home movies and backstage footage.
  • Elton John
    Elton John
    Episode 12
    A look at the life and career of music star Elton John.
  • Aretha Franklin
    Aretha Franklin
    Episode 11
    This documentary chronicles the life of Aretha Franklin, the First Lady of Soul, from her childhood, to her hits from the '60s to the '90s.
  • Curtis Mayfield
    Curtis Mayfield
    Episode 10
    A profile of Curtis Mayfield that is narrated by Kris Kristofferson.
  • Tina Turner
    Tina Turner
    Episode 9
    A portrait of Tina Turner that chronicles her childhood in Tennessee, her rise and fall with Ike Turner, and her ascent to solo superstardom.
  • Johnny Cash
    Johnny Cash
    Episode 8
    A biography of Grammy winner Johnny Cash, who taught himself to sing and play guitar. Includes rare footage of performances and interview clips by those who knew him best.
  • David Bowie
    David Bowie
    Episode 7
    A biography of David Bowie profiles his rise to fame. It also includes an interview with the multifaceted performer, as well as rare performance footage, archival interviews and photographs.
  • U2
    Episode 6
    Profile of U2 chronicles the group from their beginning through their success. Members of U2 discuss the group's rise to fame.

  • The Doors
    The Doors
    Episode 5
    Henry Rollins narrates this documentary about the Doors, which profiles this legendary rock group from its origins as a mid-sixties garage band to their meteoric rise in the late sixties, to their eventual demise brought on by the untimely the death of their lead singer in 1971.
  • Eric Clapton
    Eric Clapton
    Episode 4
    A profile of Eric Clapton's career, from his early days in the 60's through his projects from the 90's.
  • Marvin Gaye
    Marvin Gaye
    Episode 3
    Shows Marvin's early days in Washington, D.C., through his meteoric rise to become one of Motown's brightest stars, to his final days in Los Angeles.
  • Grateful Dead
    Grateful Dead
    Episode 2
    Tells the story of the Grateful Dead's rise from a San Francisco psychedelic summer of love band to an American phenomenon.
  • The Who
    The Who
    Episode 1
    A glimps of the Who, including their early days as the High Numbers, archival and current interviews, and the impact of drummer Keith Moon's death.