Walk On By: The Story of Popular Song

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  • Season 1
    • Pure Pop
      Pure Pop
      Episode 8
      5/5/01
      0.0
      This episode analyzed the relationship between performer and song. Can a song be a hit with a different performer? It also examines manufactured pop groups and their effect on pop rock.
    • Soundtrack
      Soundtrack
      Episode 7
      4/28/01
      0.0
      This episode traces the history of the movie theme song. It explores the impact of Broadway on movie soundtracks and looks at film scores from yesterday and today.
    • After the Gold Rush
      4/21/01
      0.0
      The psychedelic sixties turn into a mellower seventies. The folk and country rock ushered in a different type of artist: The Grateful Dead; Joni Mitchell; and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
    • Atlantic Crossing
      4/14/01
      0.0
      The sixties ushered in the British invasion. The Beatles and The Rolling Stones inspired the Beach Boys and Bob Dylan. These rivalries, collaborations, and innovations creates a decade of musical genius.
    • Producer Pop
      Producer Pop
      Episode 4
      4/7/01
      0.0
      This episode examines the impact of teenage record buyers on the history of music.
    • The Road to Rock & Roll
      3/31/01
      0.0
      The Deep South in America influenced rock & roll long before Elvis appeared on the scene. This episode traces the fifty years of music development in the South.
    • Stardust
      Stardust
      Episode 2
      3/21/01
      0.0
      This episode examines the singers and musicians of the Jazz Age. While crooners were touring the United States, gifted musicians like Louis Armstrong were playing jazzy tunes and collaborating to influence pop music.
    • From Russia with Love
      3/17/01
      10
      The history of pop music starts in the twenties and thirties with Gershwin, Rodgers and Berlin.
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