With the B-52's, Devo and the Pretenders.
The band formed as the '70s came to an end, in Basildon, Essex. The new decade before them brought a revolution in electronic music and Depeche Mode tapped right into it.
With Smashing Pumpkins, Jane's Addiction, and Soundgarden.
Despite itself, punk breaks big, highlighting the talents of Nirvana, Bad Religion and Green Day. Women roar onto the scene in defining bands such as Bikini Kill and L7, establishing punk as an enduring force, its spirit living on in the broader culture as we know it today.
With Public Enemy, Ice Cube and Big Daddy Kane.
The Germs, Bad Brains, Black Flag, DOA, and others dump gas on smouldering rage and alienation in America's suburbs, igniting a blazing form of punk so extreme they call it hardcore which, in turn, inspires a DIY culture and network that spans cities and bands across the continent and comes to define the genre.
With Peter, Paul and Mary; Gordon Lightfoot; and the Seekers.
The Ramones visit London in 1976 to discover a vibrant UK punk scene who reciprocate with a second British invasion of America, culminating in the Sex Pistols' disastrous US tour and flame-out in 1978.
With New York Dolls, The Ramones, and The Dead Kennedys.
The proto-punks of the Detroit scene, including the Stooges and MC5, put the '60s to bed in 1968 and reinvigorate the New York art music scene of the early '70s, inspiring the New York Dolls and the Ramones, giving outsiders a milieu to express themselves and start a revolution.
With Motorhead, Testament, and AC/DC.
With Gladys Knight and The Pips, The Four Tops and Jimmy Ruffin.
With Frankie Avalon, Bobby Vee and Bobby Darin.
Music clip 'Stay on Track' by the kids at Lismore High School.
With Frank Zappa, Captain Beefhart, and King Crimson.
Music clip 'Bringing It Back' from the students at Evans River High.
In this special, some of the biggest names in comedy pay tribute to the legendary stand-up stage founded in 1963 by Budd Friedman.
Music clip 'Fresh Start' from the students at Ballina High School.
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