Solid Artists spotlights the twentieth century’s most talented performers including Hendrix, Zeppelin and the Beatles.
A TO ZEPPELIN: THE STORY OF LED ZEPPELIN chronicles the colorful and controversial history of rock's heaviest band. Through candid interviews with long-time tour manager Richard Cole, members of the Yardbirds, Vanilla Fudge, Bad Company, The Ramones, Foreigner, record engineer Andy Johns, and ex-girlfriends Lori Mattix and Pamela Des Barres- the compelling saga of this enduring rock institution is explored. Literally hundreds of rare photos and archival Led Zeppelin interview footage produces a visual barrage to illustrate their fascinating story.
BECOMING QUEEN is a one-hour "rockumentary" about the formation of one of the most unique rock bands of all time. Extensive rare photos, archival footage and interviews with musicians, friends, BBC personalities and the band members themselves create this unique insight into the band that literally invented "stadium rock."
These two jazz giants pioneered the transition from swing to be-bop in the big band era. Song include “Salt Peanuts”, “One Bass Hit”, “OOP Bop Shibam”, “Our Delight”, “2nd Balcony Jump”, "Rhythm in a Riff” and many more. Billy Sings and Dizzy Swings!!!
Bobby Darin, equally adept at rock, pop, jazz, and blues, was easily one of the most versatile entertainers of his generation. In this fabulous collection, Bobby sings and swings such favorites as "Some of These Days," "One For My Baby," and "I've Got Rhythm."
We all know about the Fab Four, but what about the very-private visionary who made John, Paul, George and Ringo into household names? BRIAN EPSTEIN: INSIDE THE FIFTH BEATLE takes a very personal, in-depth look at this complex personality.
In the late 50s and early 60’s, a fresh style of standup comedy emerged tackling previously taboo subjects: sex, religion, politics and drugs. Here are those comedians who took the big risks years ago and paved the way for today’s crop of maverick comics.
David Choe wagered his $60K painting fee for Facebook stock now worth over $250MM. Facebook/Napster founder Sean Parker, directors Eli Roth and Kevin Smith, street artists Shepard Fairey and Mr. Brainwash plus adult film star Sasha Grey, share their insights.
Handsome, charming, equally at home in heavy dramas or slapstick comedies, Dean Martin was, above all, one of the most-popular and most-imitated singers of the twentieth century. In this fabulous DVD, entitled DEAN MARTIN: ENCORE, you'll enjoy Dino at the very top of his form.
No one had a voice like Dean Martin - and you'll see why in this collection of Dino singing at his best.
Milano, 1978. The height of the disco craze. On Saturday Night a group of youths meet at the disco to compete in a dance competition. But the competition for love is just as fierce.
The 1970s musical scene was made considerably brighter when disco emerged, with underlit dancefloors, huge white flares, and some incredible new dance moves all combining to make one of the decade's most memorable trends. The full story of disco is offered here,with singer Gloria Gaynor offering a comprehensive guide to an era that changed the musical landscape, and is more influential now than ever before.
These musical performances reveal a special insight into the depth of Dorothy’s acting, singing and dancing talents. They help us to better understand just how Dorothy Dandridge became filmland's first black female superstar.
Drake brings it home to Toronto in this sold out concert. Believed to have been lost and destroyed, additional footage has been added featuring interviews with James Prince and son Jas Prince. Features hits, “Best I Ever Had,” “Little Bit,” “Successful,” and more!
Eddie Fisher, whose tumultuous personal life almost eclipsed his superb musicianship, delights us with some of his very best numbers. Discover all over again one of the most popular singers of his – or any – generation with EDDIE FISHER SINGS THE BEST.
Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n Roll, it's all just part of the story… In 1978 Fleetwood Mac released an album that would go on to sell over 27 million records. Rumours was the high water mark in a career that has seen ups and downs that would have destroyed most bands. Yet somehow, Fleetwood Mac endures. FLEETWOOD MAC: UNBROKEN CHAIN looks at over thirty years of rock 'n roll history, from the perspective of one of the world's most enduring bands.
Hailing from the Gypsy region of Southern France, this is the first concert DVD from these music masters who’ve been named Billboard’s #1 World Music Artists, selling over 15 million albums worldwide.
In this DVD collection of FRANK SINATRA SINGING WITH FRIENDS, relive the glory of Ol' Blue Eyes as he's accompanied on stage by all of the greatest singers of the time: Ella Fitzgerald, Louie Armstrong, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, and many more.
The Twentieth Century gave us some of the greatest musical talents of all time. Performers like Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, and the legendary Frank Sinatra proved time and again that they were adept at making crowds happy with their renditions of popular songs. GREAT ENTERTAINERS: THE SHOW STOPPERS is a collection of some of the finest performances by some of the biggest names in music history.
INSIDE JOHN LENNON is an intimate account of the life and career of the most controversial Beatle. From his difficult beginnings in wartime Liverpool to riding the wave of Beatlemania to becoming a peace activist with his outspoken soulmate,Yoko Ono, John packed a lot into his forty short years.Hear touching and revealing stories from his sister, Julia. Find out how it felt playing alongside John from the Quarry Men themselves. Hear anecdotes from the Beatles' first manager, Allan Williams. And, of course, there is frank, witty, and sometimes blunt commentary from Lennon himself.
With the blessings of Jimi's biological family and many of his closest friends, Passport brings the life of Jimi Hendrix to light as never before. From his upbringing in Seattle to his final days in London, JIMI HENDRIX - THE UNCUT STORY goes beyond all previously released documentaries to explore the complete life-story behind the legendary artist.
The concert the world never got to see from the biggest live act in the music business! KISS: LIVE IN LAS VEGAS takes you onstage with the world´s hottest band as they play the 1999 IBASH, the show that over one billion people missed when the Internet servers crashed during the performance.
KISS:THE LOST CONCERT captures a young and hungry band on the verge of multi-platinum success. Experience the heavy metal masters pounding out scorchers, “Firehouse” and “Black Diamond” along with tracks culled from their then new album, Destroyer. One song,“Flaming Youth,” has never been seen on video anywhere… until now. Filmed on the "Spirit of '76" summer tour, which debuted the new Destroyer stage and costumes, this dynamic show, professionally shot with a three-camera set up, is archived in black and white.
Louis Armstrong... one of the most important, influential, and beloved musicians of the 20 th Century. His trumpet virtuosity set the standard for Jazz improvisation, and his singing style forever altered the course of jazz and popular vocalists, affecting everyone from Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra, to Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.
Travel back to the birth of rhythm and blues at classic haunts such as The Apollo, The Savoy, and The Cotton Club and swing to such hepcats as Fats Waller, Dizzie Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, and the immortal Billie Holliday in this fabulous hour-long musical special, LULLABY OF HARLEM.
Bringing down the house in his first concert DVD, Michael Bolton is the Grammy-winning music giant with more than 40 million records sold and the recipient of 5 million performance song awards.
BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! More of the best of the velvet smooth master of intimate songs, as only the legendary Nat "King" Cole could deliver. "It's Only a Paper Moon", "Pretend", "Where or When", "Come to Baby Do", and "Unforgettable" highlight this 18 song collection!
The singing rage - Miss Patti Page! She was the best-selling female vocalist of the 1950s and her popularity continues to this day. In PATTI SINGS THE HITS, Patti sings her most-popular hits including Tennesee Waltz, How Much is That Doggie in the Window?, Allegheny Moon, and many, many more.
There never was, nor will there ever be, a sultry song stylist quite like Peggy Lee. Now, in this fabulous DVD entitled PEGGY LEE SINGING AT HER BEST, you'll see and hear why "Miss Peggy Lee" (as she was always introduced) remains one of the best-loved and most-admired vocalists of all time
One of the most popular crooners in the last 50 years, Perry Como entertained audiences with his laid back style and smooth mellow vocals. In a career that spanned 60 years, Perry Como sold more than 100 million records, with 27 of them going gold. This 18-song set features Perry Como performing such classics as “Hey Good Lookin,” “Girl of My Dreams,”“Til the End of Time,” and many more. Never before has Perry Como looked and sounded so good. This is PERRY COMO SINGING AT HIS BEST!
Jamaica - the island that gave birth to the worldwide phenomenon of Reggae. In a society where talent abounds and opportunity is scarce, three distinct and courageous artists will rise up from obscurity.
Sammy Davis Jr. may well have been the most versatile man in the history of show business. He could dance, do impressions, turn in stellar performances in both comedy and drama on Broadway and in film, and was a founding member of the legendary Rat Pack. In this remarkable DVD, you'll see what his best remembered for: It's SAMMY DAVIS JR. SINGING AT HIS BEST; a collection of some of Sammy's greatest and most-enduring hits. No fan of pop, jazz - or the Rat Pack - should miss out!
Frank Sinatra was a fabulous singer - there’s no question about that. He was also a generous singer, giving credit where credit was due to all of the musicians, arrangers, and conductors that he worked with over the years.
The rich tradition of four-part harmony reached its peak in the late 1930s and 40s. What had been a gospel and vaudeville vocal style was adapted to popular songs, and the Mills Brothers, along with the Delta Rhythm Boys were the premier groups that captured America's attention. Their vocal stylings laid the groundwork for generations of pop & soul groups to follow!
Join us as we showcase some of the biggest names in music on SIXTIES ROCK. Exciting archival Sixties performances from rock's cream of the crop of rock are included on this dynamic compilation and feature such seminal artists as The Kinks, The Byrds, The Lovin' Spoonful, Herman's Hermits , The Moody Blues, The Animals and many more.
Journey back to the Sixties for a sunshine celebration of music's most charismatic and successful pop artists. Among the chart topping acts featured on this extraordinary collection of archival Sixties clips are Sonny & Cher, The Turtles, Leslie Gore, Nancy Sinatra, The Everly Brothers, The Toys, Freddie & The Dreamers and many more.
Come along and celebrate music's most exciting and innovative performers on SOULFUL SIXTIES. This indispensable collection draws together a vibrant collection of archival clips of such classic artists as The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Young Rascals, Brenda Holloway, Dobie Gray and many more.
From surf music to surf fashion, from the beach lingo to the beach culture, relive the coolest days from the hottest decade in durfing - SURFING USA. Featuring the hits of…THE BEACH BOYS
They shook the world. They changed the course of history. They are much more than just a rock group; they are a part of our lives. THE BEATLES: A LONG AND WINDING ROAD is the incredible story of the world’s enduring love affair with four lads from Liverpool who became the soundtrack for a generation. This production is not endorsed by the Beatles or Apple Records.
With Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, and Memphis Slim leading the way, this group of veteran bluesman show us why their music had such a major impact on the rock 'n roll bands of the 60s and 70s, including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
The Inside Story of Cannon Films is a documentary about two Israeli-born cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, who in pursuit of the American Dream turned the Hollywood power structure upside down, producing over 300 films and becoming the most powerful independent film company in the world. Up close and personal, the film examines the complex relationship between two contradictory personalities whose combined force fueled their success and eventual collapse.
In the same vein as the Eagles and Buffalo Springfield, Firefall quickly became one of the most promising country rock bands from the 1970's to never make it big. Nearly two decades later, Firefall returns to the stage in the four-day rockfest in Tennessee to reclaim the notoriety they deserve.
With a catalog of rockin' hits, the music of Iron Butterfly defined a generation- but one song, and one song alone, made them superstars- In A Godda Da Vida. For the first time in nearly 25 years, Iron Butterfly returns to the stage for the comeback of the century!
Everyone remembers the classic sounds of rock and roll great Mark Farner! You'll have front-row seats to Tennessee's four-day rockfest, where Mark Farner returns to the stage to rewrite rock and roll history one more time while singing his greatest songs live!
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels were the high-octane, supercharged musical bridge between Motown soul and take-no-prisoners rock 'n' roll. And they return to the stage in the musical event of the decade, the four-day rockfest held in the home of the Blues- Tennessee. A once-in-a-lifetime reunion of one of the greatest bands ever.
It's been over 30 years since Rare Earth's psychedelic sounds painted the 1960's into a melange of change and understanding, but the band returns again to the stage at the much-anticipated four-day rock-fest in Tennessee, where some of the most influential bands in rock and roll history set the stage ablaze for the comeback of the century!
Not even backstage passes could bring you closer to the stage for the long-awaited return of Mickey Thomas and Starship - see them perform for the first time in decades at Tennessee's four-day rockfest, where some of the most influential bands in rock and roll history retuned to the stage to reclaim a new generation.
A five-part documentary series commemorating the 40th anniversary of the “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World.” With one hour segments chronicling each decade, the Stones’ legacy is presented in its entirety as never before.
Before MTV, there was The Soundies — the first “music videos” by 20th century music greats including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Jimmy Dorsey, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Nat King Cole, and many others!
This 18-song set from Nat "King" Cole is visual tribute to one of the most elegant trailblazers in history. Born on St. Patrick's Day 1919, Nathaniel Adams Coles took to the piano at an early age and formed his own group while in his teens.
THE VAN HALEN STORY: THE EARLY YEARS chronicles the rise of four young musicians from their formative years to their transformation into a worldwide phenomenon.
Witness the group's gripping tale told by the people who were there when it all begann -- childhood friends, fellow musicians, roadies, bodyguards, producers, and the band themselves. Rare footage and never-before-seen photos help to further document their remarkable story.
A reunion concert recorded live in Vegas from one of rock’s most legendary bands.
Hosted by Kevin Bacon, this feature length documentary explores mankind’s passion for the electric guitar. From its invention in the 1930s to the golden age in the 70's and looking forward to the digital guitars of the future, Turn It Up! simultaneously honors the beloved electrified six-string and recognizes the rich bond between musician and instrument. From the mouths of those who invent them, build them, sell them, collect them, and those who make them sing, the film reveals the deep cultural love affair of the world’s most popular instrument.