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Crossfire Hurricane
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Crossfire Hurricane

Episode 1  |  ABC2  |  November 25, 2012
The Rolling Stones, the rock 'n' roll icons who have defined creativity, daring and durability, are chronicled in a kaleidoscopic new 2-part series that documents the key ...

The Rolling Stones, the rock 'n' roll icons who have defined creativity, daring and durability, are chronicled in a kaleidoscopic new 2-part series that documents the key periods of their career and their incredible adventures.

Crossfire Hurricane
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Crossfire Hurricane

Episode 2  |  ABC2  |  December 2, 2012
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones, part two of Crossfire Hurricane, provides a remarkable new perspective on this rock super group.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones, part two of Crossfire Hurricane, provides a remarkable new perspective on this rock super group.

Broadway: The American Musical
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Broadway: The American Musical: Syncopated City - 1919-193

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  STUDIO  |  April 16, 2014
With the advent of Prohibition and the Jazz Age, America convulses with energy and change, and nowhere is the riotous mix of classes and cultures more dramatically on display ...

With the advent of Prohibition and the Jazz Age, America convulses with energy and change, and nowhere is the riotous mix of classes and cultures more dramatically on display than Broadway.

Conchita's Way to Eurovision
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Conchita's Way to Eurovision

SBS2  |  June 5, 2014
Follows the bearded Austrian star in the 40-day lead-up of preparations for her Eurovision winning performance. Conchita takes on gruelling studio sessions, fashion designers ...

Follows the bearded Austrian star in the 40-day lead-up of preparations for her Eurovision winning performance. Conchita takes on gruelling studio sessions, fashion designers and personal contact with sharp critics. We see Conchita as she draws on her friends and family for support - including a special visit from her grandma. But Conchita's intensive schedule takes its toll and pushes the sensitive artist to her physical limits.

Prima Donna
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Prima Donna

ABC  |  June 17, 2012
Son of singers London Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus is known for his unique musical ability. He has been a life-long fan of the opera and this program documents ...

Son of singers London Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus is known for his unique musical ability. He has been a life-long fan of the opera and this program documents the creation of his first work in that realm.

Something In The Water
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Something In The Water

ABC2  |  September 15, 2010
The dramatic rise of a distinguished and fertile music scene in Western Australia is undeniable. This film searches for answers within a labyrinth of theories, facts and ...

The dramatic rise of a distinguished and fertile music scene in Western Australia is undeniable. This film searches for answers within a labyrinth of theories, facts and opinions for just what is responsible for the sudden explosion of success in WA music. Is it the distance, the environment, the community or something else responsible for the sparkling talent pool?

Great Australian Albums
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Great Australian Albums: Diorama - Silverchair

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  January 1, 2011
Unlike any Australian music documentary before it, Great Australian Albums dives headlong into the creative process, uncovers the creative goals the artists set for ...

Unlike any Australian music documentary before it, Great Australian Albums dives headlong into the creative process, uncovers the creative goals the artists set for themselves, and reveals how they were achieved. As becomes quickly apparent, none of these albums were easy to make and each artist was faced with their own hurdles; be they creative, personal, emotional, financial, physical or political.

Great Australian Albums
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Great Australian Albums: 16 Lovers Lane - The Go-Betweens

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  January 29, 2011
All new episodes of Great Australian Albums, the documentary series which examines the all-time classic Australian albums. Unlike any Australian music documentary before it, ...

All new episodes of Great Australian Albums, the documentary series which examines the all-time classic Australian albums. Unlike any Australian music documentary before it, Great Australian Albums dives headfirst into the creative process, to uncover the creative goals set by the artists themselves, and reveals how four different bands went on to create four iconic Australian albums. 16 Lovers Lane is, as violinist Amanda Brown says "an album that encapsulates all the stages of love". The sixth album by the Go-Betweens was recorded in 1988 after the group had spent seven years in Europe.

Seven Ages Of Rock
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Seven Ages Of Rock: Never Say Die - Heavy Metal

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC  |  January 28, 2010
Emerging at the tail end of the hippy dream, from the rust belt of industrial England, heavy metal would go on to conquer the world. With Black Sabbath as the undisputed ...

Emerging at the tail end of the hippy dream, from the rust belt of industrial England, heavy metal would go on to conquer the world. With Black Sabbath as the undisputed godfathers, this episode follows their journey. This episode also features Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Metallica.

Seven Ages Of Rock
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Seven Ages Of Rock: Blank Generation - Punk Rock

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  January 21, 2010
A tale of two cities, London and New York, and the bands that emerged from the dispossessed, the lost, the angry - the 'blank generation'.

A tale of two cities, London and New York, and the bands that emerged from the dispossessed, the lost, the angry - the 'blank generation'.

Mother Of Rock
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Mother Of Rock

SBS  |  January 26, 2011
On her way to New York in 1959, a young Australian journalist Lillian Roxon, who'd grown up as an impressionable teenager in the town of Brisbane awash with American ...

On her way to New York in 1959, a young Australian journalist Lillian Roxon, who'd grown up as an impressionable teenager in the town of Brisbane awash with American servicemen, stopped in Hawaii to interview Colonel Tom Parker. Symbolically this would mark the beginning of Lillian's passion for rock'n'roll.

Metal Evolution
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Metal Evolution: Shock Rock

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  ABC2  |  October 2, 2012
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This episode looks at 'shock rock' - how it all started and where the urge to shock an audience came from.

This episode looks at 'shock rock' - how it all started and where the urge to shock an audience came from.

Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
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Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

ABC2  |  October 7, 2012
As front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly ...

As front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ever before. In Strummer from acclaimed British director Julien Temple, Joe Strummer is revealed not just as a legend or musician, but as a true communicator of our times. Drawing on both a shared punk history and the close personal friendship which developed over the last years of Joe's life Julien Temple's film is a celebration of Joe Strummer - before, during and after the Clash. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

Metal Evolution
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Metal Evolution: Power Metal

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  ABC2  |  October 9, 2012
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Sam investigates heavy metal's most enduring sub-genre 'power metal'.

Sam investigates heavy metal's most enduring sub-genre 'power metal'.

The Pink Floyd Story
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The Pink Floyd Story

ABC2  |  February 17, 2010
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
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This film features extended archive, some of it rarely or never seen, alongside original interviews with four members of Pink Floyd - David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard ...

This film features extended archive, some of it rarely or never seen, alongside original interviews with four members of Pink Floyd - David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason - and traces the journey of a band and the different stages of its evolution.

Video Killed the Radio Star
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Video Killed the Radio Star: Lou Reed

ABC2 / KIDS  |  August 26, 2017
Offering unique and unseen archive footage of Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground, broadcaster Robert Elms looks back at the career of one of Rock's great auteurs - Lou Reed.

Offering unique and unseen archive footage of Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground, broadcaster Robert Elms looks back at the career of one of Rock's great auteurs - Lou Reed.

Springsteen and I
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Springsteen and I

FOXTEL Arts  |  December 14, 2016
Springsteen and I is a biographical documentary about the life and career of the one and only boss, Bruce Springsteen, through the eyes and insights of his fans throughout the ...

Springsteen and I is a biographical documentary about the life and career of the one and only boss, Bruce Springsteen, through the eyes and insights of his fans throughout the world.

Video Killed the Radio Star
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Video Killed the Radio Star: Tom Petty

ABC2 / KIDS  |  September 9, 2017
Robert Elms and Julien Temple discuss the music videos of Tom Petty. Includes the story behind how a chance meeting in the Arizona desert with Johnny Depp led to the making of ...

Robert Elms and Julien Temple discuss the music videos of Tom Petty. Includes the story behind how a chance meeting in the Arizona desert with Johnny Depp led to the making of one of music videos' most expensive productions.

Hitmakers
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Hitmakers

FOXTEL Arts  |  April 10, 2017
This documentary looks into the rapidly changing landscape of the pop music industry. Featuring insight from The Roots, Steve Aoki, Madonna, The Ramones, Lorde, Lou Reed, ...

This documentary looks into the rapidly changing landscape of the pop music industry. Featuring insight from The Roots, Steve Aoki, Madonna, The Ramones, Lorde, Lou Reed, Bruno Mars and many more.

Suede: Live At The Royal Albert Hall
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Suede: Live At The Royal Albert Hall

FOXTEL Arts  |  February 11, 2017
After a seven year hiatus Suede reformed to play what they believed would be a one-off concert at the Royal Albert Hall on March 24, 2010. As a result of the extraordinary ...

After a seven year hiatus Suede reformed to play what they believed would be a one-off concert at the Royal Albert Hall on March 24, 2010. As a result of the extraordinary reaction from the audience, the band decided to reform permanently.

Noisey
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Noisey: Bay Area With G-Eazy, E-40

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS VICELAND  |  March 7, 2017
Police brutality and gentrification mean Black Lives Matter plays a big role in Bay Area rap culture. G-Eazy, E-40, Nef the Pharoah and more explore these topics.

Police brutality and gentrification mean Black Lives Matter plays a big role in Bay Area rap culture. G-Eazy, E-40, Nef the Pharoah and more explore these topics.

Video Killed the Radio Star
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Video Killed the Radio Star: Bjork

ABC2 / KIDS  |  August 5, 2017
Robert Elms discusses the amazing body of music video work from Bjork. Featuring interviews with directors Chris Cunningham, Michel Gondry and Spike Jonze, and videos All is ...

Robert Elms discusses the amazing body of music video work from Bjork. Featuring interviews with directors Chris Cunningham, Michel Gondry and Spike Jonze, and videos All is Full of Love, It's Oh So Quiet and Bachelorette.

The Blues
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The Blues: The Soul Of A Man

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  Arts  |  August 12, 2017
Director Wim Wenders explores the lives of his favourite blues artists - Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson, and JB Lenoir - in a film that is part history and part personal ...

Director Wim Wenders explores the lives of his favourite blues artists - Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson, and JB Lenoir - in a film that is part history and part personal pilgrimage. The film tells the story of these artists' lives in music through a fictional film-within-a-film, rare archival footage, and covers of their songs by contemporary musicians, including Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Lou Reed, Eagle Eye Cherry, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Cassandra Wilson, Garland Jeffreys, Los Lobos, and others.

Bruce Springsteen: In His Own Words
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Bruce Springsteen: In His Own Words

Smooth/Arts  |  May 12, 2018
Revealing bio-documentary giving an exclusive look into the life of one of the world's most admired and respected musicians as Bruce Springsteen explores and explains his ...

Revealing bio-documentary giving an exclusive look into the life of one of the world's most admired and respected musicians as Bruce Springsteen explores and explains his greatest influences.

Bird
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Bird

NITV  |  November 23, 2017
Forest Whitaker stars as brilliant jazz saxophonist Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker in Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood’s homage to Bird’s life and genius. Moving forward ...

Forest Whitaker stars as brilliant jazz saxophonist Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker in Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood’s homage to Bird’s life and genius. Moving forward and backward through Parker's brief life before his death of a heroin overdose at age 34, the film foregrounds the saxophonist's difficult relationship with his wife, Chan Parker (Diane Venora), but also features lengthy scenes of Parker improvising on stage, lit with the neon and cigarette smoke of vintage jazz clubs.

Artsville
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Artsville

ABC  |  November 14, 2017
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
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A pioneer of indie music, Sarah Blasko walks the line between commercial success and artistic integrity with dignity. Narrated by Sarah herself, this film is an intimate ...

A pioneer of indie music, Sarah Blasko walks the line between commercial success and artistic integrity with dignity. Narrated by Sarah herself, this film is an intimate portrait of the artist as she writes her new album.

All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music
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All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music: Hail! Hail! Rock N Roll

Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  OVATION  |  December 18, 2009
The story of rock n roll begins and ends in Memphis, Tennessee, in the tiny studio of record producer Sam Phillips. He tells of how he discovered Elvis Presley and of the ...

The story of rock n roll begins and ends in Memphis, Tennessee, in the tiny studio of record producer Sam Phillips. He tells of how he discovered Elvis Presley and of the struggle he had to get Presley accepted. It was not the overnight success story that is popularly believed. Before long, however, Presley came to symbolize the spirit of an entire generation. How did this happen, and why? Or was it the product of Sam Phillips' imagination and Presley's stage presence?

Superstar DJs with Annie Mac
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Superstar DJs with Annie Mac: Past, Present and Future

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  SBS2  |  October 6, 2015
The last episode sees Annie Mac trace the evolution of the DJ, an overview of the series covering the past, present and future - most specifically the last ten years and where ...

The last episode sees Annie Mac trace the evolution of the DJ, an overview of the series covering the past, present and future - most specifically the last ten years and where the DJ is today. Speaking to everyone in the industry including promoters, agents, managers, punters and most of all DJ's. From Craig Richards to Carl Cox, Jamie Jones to John Digweed, Nervo to Magda, no stone is left uncovered.

Later ... With Jools Holland
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Later ... With Jools Holland: Jay-Z

Season 35  |  Episode 8  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  July 4, 2016
Featuring performances by Foo Fighters, Norah Jones, Sting, Stornoway, Erik Mongrain.

Featuring performances by Foo Fighters, Norah Jones, Sting, Stornoway, Erik Mongrain.

Artsville
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Artsville

ABC  |  September 15, 2015
This film explores the unique set of circumstances in 1970s Brisbane that fostered the Saints; the sweaty rebellion of Brisbane's oppressed youth as the counterculture ...

This film explores the unique set of circumstances in 1970s Brisbane that fostered the Saints; the sweaty rebellion of Brisbane's oppressed youth as the counterculture challenged Queensland's notorious police force.

Superstar DJs with Annie Mac
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Superstar DJs with Annie Mac: Diplo

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS2  |  September 29, 2015
In this episode Annie Mac tracks down American DJ, Producer and record label head honcho Diplo. Annie travels to Miami to meet Wesley Pentz before he plays the main stage at ...

In this episode Annie Mac tracks down American DJ, Producer and record label head honcho Diplo. Annie travels to Miami to meet Wesley Pentz before he plays the main stage at Ultra Music Festival, one of the biggest electronic festivals in the world. She heads to Vegas to check out his new club residency and spends some time in the studio, uncovering how it all started for him, finding out why he's one of the most in demand producers going.

Superstar DJs with Annie Mac
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Superstar DJs with Annie Mac: Disclosure

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS2  |  September 15, 2015
In this episode of Superstar DJ's, Annie Mac gets to know Disclosure, AKA brothers Guy & Howard from Reigate, Surrey. Disclosure are the UK's youngest and fastest growing ...

In this episode of Superstar DJ's, Annie Mac gets to know Disclosure, AKA brothers Guy & Howard from Reigate, Surrey. Disclosure are the UK's youngest and fastest growing dance act today and Annie goes on a mission to find out why.

20 Feet From Stardom
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20 Feet From Stardom

ABC  |  January 10, 2016
This Academy Award-winning documentary by director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends ...

This Academy Award-winning documentary by director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.

This is Spinal Tap
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This is Spinal Tap

SBS2  |  May 4, 2016
It really does go all the way up to 11. Iconic rock band Spinal Tap together with director Marti DiBergi combine big hair, big egos and big hits in this thrilling expose on ...

It really does go all the way up to 11. Iconic rock band Spinal Tap together with director Marti DiBergi combine big hair, big egos and big hits in this thrilling expose on the ugly beauty of rock 'n' roll. (From Spain & the US) (Movie) (1984) (Rpt) M

Under African Skies: Paul Simon's Graceland
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Under African Skies: Paul Simon's Graceland

SBS  |  June 10, 2015
Paul Simon returns to South Africa two and a half decades after visiting the country to work with local musicians. At the time, a cultural boycott was in place, which stirred ...

Paul Simon returns to South Africa two and a half decades after visiting the country to work with local musicians. At the time, a cultural boycott was in place, which stirred up anger amongst the forces opposed to the apartheid regime. Simon visited in 1985 and released Graceland in 1986. A year later, he was being praised for bringing South African musicians into the public eye.

Soundbreaking
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Soundbreaking: Going Electric

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  Nine  |  May 30, 2016
This episode tells the story of the most elemental force in recording--electricity--and the musical revolution it sparked. Highlighting the way in which electricity has been ...

This episode tells the story of the most elemental force in recording--electricity--and the musical revolution it sparked. Highlighting the way in which electricity has been harnessed and channeled to create new and never-before-heard sounds, Going Electric traces both the chain reaction unleashed by the invention of the electric guitar and the evolution of synthesized music. From Delta blues to Chicago blues to The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix, from Stevie Wonder and The Who to EDM, Episode Four looks at the process by which science and engineering becomes sound, and reveals the power of technology to continuously redefine what we mean when we say the word "music."

The Rocky Horror Show Live
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The Rocky Horror Show Live

SBS  |  October 31, 2015
Come and join Richard O'Brien and special guests, Stephen Fry, Emma Bunton and Mel Giedroyc for a guaranteed party in this live-recorded 40th anniversary special. Still the ...

Come and join Richard O'Brien and special guests, Stephen Fry, Emma Bunton and Mel Giedroyc for a guaranteed party in this live-recorded 40th anniversary special. Still the world's favourite rock 'n' roll musical 40 years on, the sensational Rocky Horror Show is hailed by critics and adored by fans around the world. For this exclusive event, O'Brien returns to the cast for the first time in more than 20 years.

Songs To Have Sex To
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Songs To Have Sex To

ABC2  |  April 8, 2016
DJ Edith Bowman embarks on a mission to find out what is THE best song to have sex to, taking us on a journey into art, science, history and pop culture - and finding out ...

DJ Edith Bowman embarks on a mission to find out what is THE best song to have sex to, taking us on a journey into art, science, history and pop culture - and finding out along the way if her own favourite can be trumped.

The Punk Singer
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The Punk Singer

ABC  |  December 14, 2014
Through 20 years of archival footage and interviews with Kathleen Hanna, The Punk Singer takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a ...

Through 20 years of archival footage and interviews with Kathleen Hanna, The Punk Singer takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.

Michael Hutchence: The Loved One
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Michael Hutchence: The Loved One

ABC  |  November 11, 2014
The Loved One traces INXS' rise from Sydney bars and clubs to stadiums all over the world. Featuring interviews with many of Hutchence's close friends, family and ...

The Loved One traces INXS' rise from Sydney bars and clubs to stadiums all over the world. Featuring interviews with many of Hutchence's close friends, family and contemporaries who share their personal memories of Michael.

Cilla
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Cilla

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  November 30, 2014
Cilla's success with Anyone Who Had a Heart is soon followed by her second successive number one, You're My World. However, a failed attempt to break into the American market; ...

Cilla's success with Anyone Who Had a Heart is soon followed by her second successive number one, You're My World. However, a failed attempt to break into the American market; her tumultuous relationship with Bobby and the unravelling of Brian's private life threaten to derail her success.

Songs Of War: Music As A Weapon
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Songs Of War: Music As A Weapon

SBS  |  November 19, 2013
This documentary explores the extraordinary harmony between music and violence. Sesame Street composer Christopher Cerf always wanted his music to be fun and entertaining. ...

This documentary explores the extraordinary harmony between music and violence. Sesame Street composer Christopher Cerf always wanted his music to be fun and entertaining. After learning that his songs had been used to torture prisoners in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib he is stunned by this abuse of his work and decides to embark on a journey to learn what makes music such a powerful stimulant.

Blood + Thunder: The Sound of Alberts
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Blood + Thunder: The Sound of Alberts

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  July 2, 2015
Blood + Thunder is a tale of two families and the music they made. The Alberts - an elegant, well-to-do dynasty from the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, and the Youngs - an unruly ...

Blood + Thunder is a tale of two families and the music they made. The Alberts - an elegant, well-to-do dynasty from the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, and the Youngs - an unruly clan of Ten Pound migrants from the tough suburbs of Glasgow. They were from different planets. But through music they locked together in a blood pact - fiercely determined to produce an Australian sound that would conquer the world.

The Blues: A Musical Journey
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The Blues: A Musical Journey: Piano Blues

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  NITV  |  June 27, 2015
In the final episode of The Blues, director - and piano player - Clint Eastwood explores his life-long passion for the piano blues. This episode contains a treasure trove of ...

In the final episode of The Blues, director - and piano player - Clint Eastwood explores his life-long passion for the piano blues. This episode contains a treasure trove of rare historical acts as well as interviews and performances by such living legends as Pinetop Perkins and Jay McShann, as well as Dave Brubeck and Marcia Ball.

Prison Songs
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Prison Songs

SBS  |  January 4, 2015
The inmates of a Darwin prison are shown in a completely new light in Australia's first ever documentary musical Prison Songs, as they share their feelings, faults and ...

The inmates of a Darwin prison are shown in a completely new light in Australia's first ever documentary musical Prison Songs, as they share their feelings, faults and experiences in an extraordinary way - through song. Darwin Correctional Centre is the largest correctional centre in the Northern Territory. Originally designed to hold 115 prisoners when it opened in 1979, by 2014 it is overcrowded and bursting with more than 800 male and female inmates. 80% of the prisoners here are Indigenous Australians. Granted unprecedented access to film inside Berrimah before its decommission in late 2014, Prison Songs offers a rare glimpse into life in a contemporary Australian prison.

ABBA
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ABBA

ABC  |  January 30, 2013
ABBA: Bang a Boomerang tells the inside story of Australia's colossal '70s crush on the Swedish supergroup ABBA and their music, and how this unequalled and enduring ...

ABBA: Bang a Boomerang tells the inside story of Australia's colossal '70s crush on the Swedish supergroup ABBA and their music, and how this unequalled and enduring fan-worship changed them and us forever.

Freddie Mercury
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Freddie Mercury

ABC2  |  December 9, 2012
Freddie Mercury (1946-1991) was one of the most charismatic, complex and fascinating characters in British rock music. The story of Queen is a well known one but this new film ...

Freddie Mercury (1946-1991) was one of the most charismatic, complex and fascinating characters in British rock music. The story of Queen is a well known one but this new film focuses on Freddie Mercury and the solo projects he worked on outside of Queen.

Reincarnated
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Reincarnated

ABC2  |  April 28, 2013
This documentary follows Snoop Dogg as he journeys to Jamaica to record an album with Diplo. Snoop finds himself embraced by the Jamaican people and becomes reincarnated as ...

This documentary follows Snoop Dogg as he journeys to Jamaica to record an album with Diplo. Snoop finds himself embraced by the Jamaican people and becomes reincarnated as Snoop Lion.

Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster
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Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster

ABC2  |  September 4, 2013
This documentary chronicles the heavy metal band Metallica over a two year period focusing on the time of the recording of their album 'St Anger', their first studio album in ...

This documentary chronicles the heavy metal band Metallica over a two year period focusing on the time of the recording of their album 'St Anger', their first studio album in over five years. After being together as a band for over 20 years, the relationships between band members have become extremely strained resulting in long-time bass player, Jason Newsted, leaving the band. At the suggestion of their management, the band engages a therapist/performance enhancement coach, Phil Towle, to try and help them overcome their personal and professional problems.

Broadway: The American Musical
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Broadway: The American Musical: I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' - 1930 To 1942

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  STUDIO  |  August 27, 2013
The Great Depression proves to be a dynamic period of creative growth on Broadway, and a dichotomy in the musical theatre emerges. Productions like Cole Porter's Anything Goes ...

The Great Depression proves to be a dynamic period of creative growth on Broadway, and a dichotomy in the musical theatre emerges. Productions like Cole Porter's Anything Goes offer glamour and high times as an escape, while others - such as Of Thee I Sing, which satirises the American political system, and the remarkable WPA production of The Cradle Will Rock, about a steel strike - deal directly with the era's social and political concerns.

The Blues: A Musical Journey
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The Blues: A Musical Journey: Godfathers and Sons

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  NITV  |  July 28, 2013
In part five of The Blues, director Marc Levin (Slam, Whiteboys, Brooklyn Babylon) travels to Chicago with hip-hop legend Chuck D (of the Chess Records legacy). Together they ...

In part five of The Blues, director Marc Levin (Slam, Whiteboys, Brooklyn Babylon) travels to Chicago with hip-hop legend Chuck D (of the Chess Records legacy). Together they explore the heyday of Chicago blues and unite to produce an album that seeks to bring veteran blues players together with contemporary hip-hop musicians.

My Father and The Man in Black
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My Father and The Man in Black

SBS  |  February 15, 2014
Filmmaker Jonathan Holiff tells the story of the torrid, yet enduring relationship between Johnny Cash and his onetime manager, the director's father, Saul Holiff. From the ...

Filmmaker Jonathan Holiff tells the story of the torrid, yet enduring relationship between Johnny Cash and his onetime manager, the director's father, Saul Holiff. From the highs of the Folsom State Prison show through to the lows of cancelled shows and walk-offs during the 1960s, as Cash descends into a pills, drugs and alcohol-fuelled breakdown, the two stay together, tied to one another through mutual instability and dependence.

Strange Birds In Paradise
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Strange Birds In Paradise

SBS  |  January 3, 2012
Strange Birds in Paradise, the critically acclaimed feature documentary by Charlie Hill Smith, journeys into the secret life of West Papua and paints a fascinating picture of ...

Strange Birds in Paradise, the critically acclaimed feature documentary by Charlie Hill Smith, journeys into the secret life of West Papua and paints a fascinating picture of music, culture and repression from one of the last great wildernesses on earth. Strange Birds in Paradise continues to ask the big questions, such as whether the world is watching as West Papua spirals further into genocide, political oppression and environmental disaster.

Great Australian Albums
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Great Australian Albums: Odyssey Number Five - Powderfinger

Season 2  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  March 5, 2011
The final part of the unique music documentary series, Great Australian Albums. Powderfinger released Odyssey Number Five in 2000. The Brisbane group had formed in the late ...

The final part of the unique music documentary series, Great Australian Albums. Powderfinger released Odyssey Number Five in 2000. The Brisbane group had formed in the late 1980s, on the fringe of the alternative rock scene. Powderfinger took their name from a Neil Young song and they replicated Young's style of classic rock with an edge.

The Filth And The Fury
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The Filth And The Fury

ABC2  |  February 23, 2011
The background of the punk era, from its anarchic beginnings in the litter-stacked back streets of London in the 70s, is traced in this uncut, unseen and unbelievable film by ...

The background of the punk era, from its anarchic beginnings in the litter-stacked back streets of London in the 70s, is traced in this uncut, unseen and unbelievable film by Julien Temple, charting the rise and fall of the band, the Sex Pistols.

Metal Evolution
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Metal Evolution: Nu Metal

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  ABC2  |  September 25, 2012
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
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In Episode 8, Sam Dunn chronicles the rise and fall of nu-metal; starting with its ancestry: pivotal artists like Rage Against The Machine, Faith No More and Tool and their ...

In Episode 8, Sam Dunn chronicles the rise and fall of nu-metal; starting with its ancestry: pivotal artists like Rage Against The Machine, Faith No More and Tool and their fiery amalgam of hard, heavy distorted rock and post-Prince funk.

Classic Albums
49:52

Classic Albums: The Doors

SBS  |  September 3, 2011
Classic Albums: The Doors is a documentary which tells the story behind legendary band The Doors, and their debut self-titled album. Featuring in-depth interviews with three ...

Classic Albums: The Doors is a documentary which tells the story behind legendary band The Doors, and their debut self-titled album. Featuring in-depth interviews with three surviving band members, the film recounts how the band formed, what inspired their music and how they developed their unique sound.

Anvil! The Story Of Anvil
1:18:30

Anvil! The Story Of Anvil

ABC2  |  January 1, 2012
At 14, school friends Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, went on to become the 'demigods of Canadian metal', ...

At 14, school friends Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, went on to become the 'demigods of Canadian metal', releasing one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982's Metal On Metal. The album influenced a musical generation, including Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, all of whom went on to sell millions of records. But Anvil's career took a different path - straight to obscurity. Anvil: The Story Of Anvil is a timeless, and at times hilarious, feel-good tale of survival and the unadulterated passion it takes to follow your dream. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

Iconoclasts
42:16

Iconoclasts: Dave Chappelle And Maya Angelou

ABC  |  December 20, 2009
Featuring comedian and actor Dave Chappelle, best known as the host and star of the hit series "Chappelle's Show" on Comedy Central, and Dr Maya Angelou, an eminent American ...

Featuring comedian and actor Dave Chappelle, best known as the host and star of the hit series "Chappelle's Show" on Comedy Central, and Dr Maya Angelou, an eminent American poet, memoirist and actress.

Been Rich All My Life
53:36

Been Rich All My Life

ABC  |  April 25, 2010
Five black former members of the Harlem tap-dancing troupe, The Silver Belles, now aged from 84 to 96, put their dancing shoes back on 25 years ago and regained the fame and ...

Five black former members of the Harlem tap-dancing troupe, The Silver Belles, now aged from 84 to 96, put their dancing shoes back on 25 years ago and regained the fame and fun they had during their heyday in the 1930s. They may not kick as high now, but they are hip-swaying, sharp and showbiz savvy, perform to standing ovations and are as sassy as ever.

Seven Ages Of Rock
49:12

Seven Ages Of Rock: Left Of The Dial - Alternative Rock

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC  |  February 11, 2010
From America's underground punk scene in the 1980s to the grunge explosion of the 90s, this episode traces the rise of alternative rock heroes like R.E.M. and Nirvana and ...

From America's underground punk scene in the 1980s to the grunge explosion of the 90s, this episode traces the rise of alternative rock heroes like R.E.M. and Nirvana and unsung pioneers like The Pixies.

The Bi Polar Bears
25:26

The Bi Polar Bears: Blast From The Past

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  January 21, 2010
Follows the journey of a remarkable band, The BiPolar Bears, whose members all have a mental illness, and their search for a lead singer (mental illness essential). Tonight, ...

Follows the journey of a remarkable band, The BiPolar Bears, whose members all have a mental illness, and their search for a lead singer (mental illness essential). Tonight, in the final episode, The BiPolar Bears are back to square one - and without a lead singer. Can Kev's crafty idea save the day? Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.

Iconoclasts
44:00

Iconoclasts: Sean Penn And Jon Krakauer

ABC2  |  April 7, 2010
Iconoclasts is a series that pairs up innovators from film, literature, architecture, fashion, food, music and business, who respect and admire each other. Here ...

Iconoclasts is a series that pairs up innovators from film, literature, architecture, fashion, food, music and business, who respect and admire each other. Here actor/filmmaker Sean Penn and author/adventurer Jon Krakauer travel to Alaska to retrace the fateful journey of a young man Krakauer wrote about in his book Into the Wild, which Penn adapted for the screen and then directed.

Artscape
26:26

Artscape: Chasing Shadows

ABC  |  August 31, 2010
Classification: Mature Classification: Mature
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Colin Darcy, an Aboriginal man, grew up in Whyalla in country SA. He has had his fair share of knocks, but now Colin, 24, is making a new start in life as he and his two best ...

Colin Darcy, an Aboriginal man, grew up in Whyalla in country SA. He has had his fair share of knocks, but now Colin, 24, is making a new start in life as he and his two best mates form a hip-hop group called Shadows.

Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection. (ACAMUM080, ACAMUM084, ACAMUM088, VCAMUR020, VCAMUR024, VCAMUR028, VCAMUR032)
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